This position is located in the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, the Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation (COIN) at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL. The position serves in a leadership capacity as the Director/Principal Investigator and holds an academic appointment at one of the local universities associated with CINCCH (e.g., Loyola UN, UN of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern UN).
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Performs as a Supervisory Research Health Scientist and principal investigator in CINCCH, Research and Development Service (R&D), Hines VAH;
Mentors junior investigators and research fellows in HSRD outcomes research;
Uses quantitative and/or qualitative research methods for health services and implementation research;
Serves as the Principal Investigator and director for CINCCH, the HSR&D Center of Innovation;
Plans and carries out research projects and related analyses for several broad areas and for overseeing the work of CINCCH staff;
Provides leadership for all research, educational programs, trainings, translational activities and administrative oversight for funded programs of research and proposed programs of research at CINCCH;
Initiates and conducts own original research projects;
Provides consultation to other investigators' ongoing projects and research proposals;
Disseminates findings of this research by writing reports and peer-reviewed publication and presenting findings at professional meetings and in briefings to VA operational partners;
Reviews and provides quality control for analyses, proposals, reports and papers of staff;
Serves on national committees and review panels, including VA study sections;
Interacts with Veterans, Internal/External Customers, VA Central Office and Congress;
Provides leadership directing policy decisions related to the healthcare and research missions of the VA;
Performs related duties as required.
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A bachelor's or higher-level degree with a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences, or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. Transcripts required.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience includes: serving as the Director/Principal Investigator of a medical research program; supervising investigators, administrative staff, research assistants, and project managers; directing all research, educational programs, trainings, translational activities, and administrative oversight for funded programs of research and proposed programs. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Internal Number: CARZ-10856155-20-CMB
About Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research and Development Program at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (VAH), Hines, IL is recruiting a Director, Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH), Center of Innovation (COIN). The COIN is one of 19 Health Services Research centers funded in the VA system and is located 8 miles west of downtown Chicago. The aim of VA Health Services Research is to examine the organization, financing, and management of health care and their effects on health care delivery, cost, access, utilization and outcomes. CINCCH consists of an interdisciplinary group of 18 core and affiliated researchers in the fields of medicine, sociology, psychology, health economics, organizational behavior, demography, public health, statistics, gerontology, and medical decision making. Much of our grant funding comes from intramural VA funding, but also from other government and private foundation sources. CINCCH is affiliated with three major Chicago Health Science Universities, (Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University), and includes investigators and offices at both Hines VAH and Jesse Brown VAMC campuses. Hines VAH... is adjacent to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Jesse Brown VAMC is located adjacent to the University of Illinois. CINCCH’s research program mission is to enhance quality of care, safety, and value for Veterans. This position is open to either an MD or PhD. Depending on applicant qualifications and interests, an academic appointment will be pursued at one of our affiliated universities.
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