Physician (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program Patient Care Line Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Internal Number: 708699500
Serves as a Patient Care Line (PCL) Manager in the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program in the Mental Health Division. The physician will have broad program management and clinical oversight responsibilities including operations and management of key clinical, training, and/or administrative programs consisting of developing and implementing programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Preferred Experience: Board certified or eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with 3-5 years of experience; 1-3 years of previous supervisory/managerial experience leading/managing multidisciplinary health care professionals in a hospital or large clinic environment. 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking and Standing (1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and emotional stability required; At least 70 peripheral in horizontal meridian in each eye. Environmental Factors: Dust; Working closing with others and working alone; Overhead light, ambient noise and smells from being in close proximity with others (including soap, shampoo, perfume, food, body odor or lingering tobacco smoke from smokers). ["The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Clinical Responsibilities (50%) Provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment/diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology, including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced diagnostic and intervention skills. Demonstrates expertise in use of contemporary interview/assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions. Provides education to patients/family members regarding mental disorders and best practice approaches to treatment. Provides comprehensive assessment of Veterans at imminent risk of harm to self and/or others (including grave disability) and facilitates admission for acute psychiatric hospitalization. Provides evidence-based pharmacotherapy for an assigned panel of patients, with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate. Program Management Responsibilities (40%) Provides broad program management responsibilities including leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of a complex program responsible for comprehensive clinical care of Veterans. Leads a multidisciplinary team including physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, other health care professionals and trainees. Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of operational policies/procedures. Conducts ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that monitor the effectiveness of clinical operations. Organizes/leads team meetings to facilitate case disposition, care management, effective delivery of clinical interventions, while adhering to administrative demands. Monitors/distributes provider workload reports to team members and ensures compliance to workload standards. Plans work to be accomplished by team members, including establishing priorities, timelines for completion, and makes adjustments as needed. Monitors team member compliance with VA performance measures and if needed, effectively shapes provider practice patterns. Provides clinical supervision, as appropriate, regarding adherence to medico-legal stands and policies, documentation of EHR procedures, and the clinical management of difficult, complex, and dangerous patients. Provides leadership in hiring of new staff members including constructing job postings, preparing functional statements, and/or final selections. Resolves conflicts among team members , adjudicates complaints and problems, and takes appropriate disciplinary actions for employees with performance challenges in a timely and effective manner. Supervisory Responsibilities (10%) Has direct or indirect (through subordinate supervision) administrative and professional supervision of subordinates. Functions as the first line supervising authority (i.e., rater) for psychiatry staff and program leads; provides administrative and clinical supervision and/or consultation as appropriate. Provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents and other trainees as appropriate. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more. 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, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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."]
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