Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) Mental Health - Psychiatrist
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, North Carolina
Internal Number: 720217500
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. 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. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). ["Duties include but are not limited to the following: The mission of the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) is to provide exemplary and compassionate recovery-oriented mental health care for Veterans across all service areas and interdisciplinary clinical programs that provide for infrastructure and advancement of training and research. The MHSL provides extensive outpatient services for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, mental health intensive care management (MHICM), Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) through medication management, evidence-based and cognitive-based therapies, couples' therapy, neuropsychology, peer specialist support, suicide prevention, primary care mental health integration, and specialty services. The Assistant Chief reports and is directly responsible to the MHSL Chief for the effective management, functioning, and coordination of patient care services throughout all areas of the Salisbury VA Health Care System (SVAHCS) where MHSL staff are assigned. The incumbent works collaboratively with the MHSL Chief and other service line administrative personnel to develop, evaluate, and maintain effective mental health services and programming throughout the SVAHCS and in selected community-based settings. The incumbent strives to ensure that all MHSL policies, programs, and services are congruent with the mission and vision of the Salisbury VAMC, the Mid-Atlantic Network (VISN 6), and the requirements of external and internal review and accrediting bodies. Major Duties: 1. Establishment of guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. 2. Observation of employee performance. 3. Resolution of formal and informal complaints and grievances. 4. Development of work improvement plans and personnel actions as necessary. 5. Providing advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. 6. Administering disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. 7. Reviewing and approving/disapproving leave requests. 8. Assuring that subordinates are trained and fully compliant with the provision of safety regulations. 9. Adjustment of staff levels or work procedures to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher echelons. 10. Providing justification for the purchase of new equipment. 11. Improvement of work methods and procedures. 12. Overseeing development of technical data, estimates, statistics, and other information useful to higher level managers in determining goals, objectives, and other management strategies. 13. Provide appropriate and timely feedback to inquiries from Veterans, Veterans' family members, Congressional liaisons, VISN Office, Office of Inspector General, and other regulatory agencies. 14. Work collaboratively with Research and Academic Affairs to promote education and research opportunities within MH&BS. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May Be Authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact James Grimm at 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.