Section Chief, Acute Care Mental Health - Psychiatrist The function of the Section Chief, Acute Care Mental Health is to coordinate inpatient and emergency department mental health programming to ensure strategic goals and all VA initiatives under Mental Health Services, clinical and administrative, and performance measures within the acute care line are met. This position also serves as the service discipline lead for psychiatry. 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. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.] Additional Requirement: DEA x-waiver required and Clozaril registration required Board eligible/board certified in psychiatry Preferred Experience: 5 or more years serving in the psychiatric acute care or emergency setting At least 1 years of Administrative experience in a Mental Health setting is preferred but not required. 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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["Bourbon, bluegrass and year-round fun. Louisville is Kentucky's largest city. Home to both the Kentucky Derby and Muhammad Ali. You can sip some of the world's finest spirits along the Urban Bourbon Trail, visit landmarks honoring some of history's greatest influencers and dine at award-winning restaurants - all in the same day. Of course, you can't say you've been to Louisville until you tour Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum where the annual Kentucky Derby horse race is held. The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1 b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized for well-qualified applicant\nEDRP Authorized: Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for EDRP. 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. Learn more.\nContact VISN9HREDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties and Responsibilities include:\n- Works jointly with Nursing, Medicine, and Emergency Services to facilitate operational management of Mental Health care delivery\n- Serves as an interdisciplinary supervisor: manages time/leave requests and coverage, manages psychiatry and emergency department call schedule, sets performance targets, completes disciplinary actions, engages in leadership activities to positively impact performance measures, provides back-up coverage for other MH supervisors.\n- Coordinates Initial and Ongoing Professional Performance Reviews for all psychiatrists in Mental Health Service\n- Manages on-call inpatient psychiatry contract and trains contract psychiatrists in acute care operations\n- Participates in both Medical Center and Mental Health Service-level management discussions, decision, and policymaking\n- Promotes, maintains, and nurtures positive relationships within the interdisciplinary team with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery.\n- Serves as collaborating psychiatrist for nurse practitioners and supervisory psychiatrist for physician assistants as needed\n- Provides mental health care at the medical center, proportionately adjusted to accommodate administrative responsibilities. Rotates routine call with psychiatry staff.\n- Collaborates with Mental Health programs throughout the continuum of care and other facility clinical services to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, care; the incumbent is expected to be attentive to patient education and be able to work well in an interdisciplinary team to provide quality psychiatric care\n- Will work with Clinics and Services within the Medical Center to achieve compliance with internal, external regulatory and accreditation standards such as the Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Office of the Inspector General and the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration.\n- Other activities include resource oversight, including fiscal and human resource management, and program management within Mental Health Services.\n- Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities in key management indicators such as access, efficient and effective business operations, and patient satisfaction.\n- Participate in recruitment, strategic planning, health care quality performance monitoring and management. Work Schedule: M-F 8-430 with rotating primary and back-up call, and the option of work assignment for extended clinic hours . Occasional travel required. Ad Hoc telework flexibility."]
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