The BeckleyVA Health Care System is seeking a Supervisory Psychiatrist to serve as the Mental Health Service Line Chief.The Mental Health Service Line Chief is directly accountable to facility leadership and serves as principal advisor for administration and management of the inter-disciplinary service line at this medical center. A key role of the service line chief is linking clinical improvements to operational efficiency for the service line that includes responsibility of emergency room care, inpatient care, and employee health services. The intensity, activity, and broad program mission of the Mental Health Service Line generates numerous and complex problems which require the service line chief to have outstanding skills and ability in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the programs in order to effectively contribute to the positive impact on the interdisciplinary service, the interdisciplinary profession and the health care delivery system. Each of these key responsibilities is essential to providing services for our Veterans. From patient care to working closely with the patients' families, you can play an active role in helping vets receive the care they deserve.
The service line chief formulates long and short-range goals and objectives, plans and programs for the service, integrating them with the overall medical center and VISN objectives and plans. The Mental Health Service Line Chief also serves as a member of the VISN 5 MHSL sub-council which coordinates planning and programming, and helps promote best practices in mental health across the VISN. Participates with leadership and other managerial and medical staff and other clinical leaders in the decision-making structure and processes of the medical center to assure that quality patient care is maintained. As a full staff official to the Physician Director of the Mental Health Service, the service line chief actively participates in the overall management consideration involving administration, budgeting, manpower, and other resource utilization, including identification of long and short range needs, formulation of proposals for top management consideration and plans and initiates improvement actions on a continuing progressive basis. This involves preparing budget estimates, justifying quarterly allotment requests as required, preparing projections, and justification for budgetary, personnel, equipment, and space requirements of the service. Participates in multi-disciplinary meetings on a regular basis.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8 - 4:30; A Compressed Tour may be available.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:Light Lifting (under 15 lbs), Light Carrying (under 15 lbs), Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (4 hours), Standing (4 hours), Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near Vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Emotional and mental stability, Resistance to emotional fatigue, Ability to communicate orders, Near/Far correctable vision, Prosthetic arm permitted, Prosthetic leg permitted.
The above are general requirements and considerations can be made for accommodating the essential functions of the position if you are selected and have a disability as defined under the ADAA
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
2. VA Form 10-2850 http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1913227.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.