Psychiatrist (Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio
Internal Number: 717490200
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certified in Psychiatry (due to academic affiliations and supervision) Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary in nature. ["The Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health is responsible for managing, directing, and/or overseeing the overall mental health clinical and administrative operations and resource allocation currently structured around a program management model and with a clinical emphasis on Recovery model. The Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health is the direct administrative supervisor, or matrixed line supervisor, of the mental health professional discipline Service Chiefs (e.g., Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work). This responsibility includes system operations of inpatient acute care, emergency crisis care, outpatient clinics, community-based programs, patient/customer satisfaction, mental health services in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, and successful attainment of performance measures and efficient and effective service delivery and resource management. Maintaining authority and responsibility to direct the full range of mental health problems and services of the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (VANEOHS), a large, high complexity VA facility. Serves as a teaching affiliate with Case Western Reserve University. Broad and overall responsibility for all professional, management, and administrative aspects of mental health operations, including overall supervisor and resource management to ensure efficiency and timely access for Veterans to high quality, well-coordinated mental health care. Providing leadership with objective, independent assessments and recommendation for policy, operational, and administrative issues and initiatives requiring decision and action. Ensuring policies or issues have been fully coordinated, vetted, and staffed; advising leadership on implications, key issues, and relationships to internal and external stakeholders in recommending courses of action. Using available data tools to collect and analyze data to achieve expected levels of quality and performance and service delivery improvement. Establishing an organizational structure, lines of authority and supervisory controls essential to carrying out the mission of VANEOHS. Serving as direct administrative supervisor, or matrixed second line supervisor, for Chiefs of mental health professional disciplines, with consequent matrixed authority over all staff supporting mental health operations. Acting as professional and administrative consultant on behavioral health issues that span Primary Care, Specialty Mental Health Care, Extended Care, Medical/Surgical Services, and Rehabilitation Services. Representing the VANEOHS and mental health services at community group meetings and events, professional conferences, and in meetings with representatives of local public interest groups and employees of State and local governments. Planning and overseeing the completion of research programs, designs research protocols, works in collaboration with other researchers in design, implementation, resource allocation, and completion of programs in the behavioral health field. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate in accordance with agency policy. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.