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Chief of Behavioral Health (Psychiatrist)

Company: USA Government
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Job Description:

The incumbent functions as the Chief of all Behavioral Health Services at the Medical Center, a complexity Level 2 Facility. Behavioral Health Services is compromised of five specialty services: Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Recovery and Outreach, and Operations. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Senior Psychiatrist has broad and overall responsibility for the Behavioral Health Service and has full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management, and supervision for the service. The size of the medical center, programs managed, and scope of responsibility are grade determining. The incumbent autonomously manages substantive parts of specialized, complex, professional services which significantly impact the care provided to Veterans. The incumbent provides leadership with objective, independent assessments and recommendations for policy, operational and administrative issues and initiatives requiring decisions and action. They monitor work performance to ensure that requirements are satisfied; interpret and process a wide variety of data related to program planning and specialized needs of the Veterans, the service, and the medical center; ensure policies or issues have been fully coordinated, vetted, and staffed, advise leadership on implications, key issues, and relationships to interest groups (both internal and external) and recommend courses of action. The incumbent coordinates and negotiates resolutions to complex problems. They assure compliance with accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements and assure corrective action is initiated as needed. The Senior Psychiatrist is also responsible for professional and administrative management of Behavioral Health budget execution. They maintain interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals. They may prepare special reports and responses, Congressional responses, briefing papers, issues briefs, and decision papers for the medical center leadership, which may be highly sensitive, confidential and of a complex nature. They develop policies and procedures and may develop performance standards, position descripts and functional statements. They monitor the clinical performance of staff, conduct performance appraisals, and perform other clinical and administrative responsibilities to ensure that the mission of the service and the medical center has been satisfied. They may set training objectives for staff and delegate responsibilities to subordinate sections. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A recruitment/relocation incentive may be offered to highly qualified individuals. Applicant may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences and visit CBOCs. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Job family (Series) 0602 Medical Officer Similar jobs Psychiatrists Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Must pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Experience preferred in the Mental Health setting.

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