The Amarillo VA Health Care System is currently recruiting foran Psychiatrist - Assistant Chief, Mental Health Services. The Assistant Chief is an experienced and,fully qualifiedMental Health Clinician with the following responsibilities (but not limited to):
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, working under the supervision and guidance of the Chief, Mental Health, is responsible for the supervision and management of Mental Health Services at the VA Medical Center in Amarillo and the Outpatient Clinics in Clovis, New Mexico and Lubbock, Texas. These responsibilities include the general supervision of staff physicians, staff psychologists, mid-level providers and psychiatric nurses. Supervision of Lubbock and Clovis outpatient staff is performed in a matrix model, as is supervision of positions other than physicians or mid-levels. Supervisory duties include all aspects of recruitment and selection of staff, rating of performance and recognition of employees, and any necessary corrective disciplinary action.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service takes an active role as a management team member with the Amarillo VA Health Care System and supports the achievement of the mission and goals, working under the supervision and guidance of the Chief, Mental Health. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health, will be actively responsible for continuous quality improvement and performance measurement related to Mental Health. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service represents the Amarillo VA Health Care System, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on the facility and the VA.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, under the guidance of the Chief, Mental Health, provides leadership to staff through policy guidance and activities on behalf of patients and their clinical care. This activity will include supporting the Chief, Mental Health in the evaluation and implementation of organizational realignment.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service supports the Chief, Mental Health to ensure the successful management of all performance measures, performance indicators, and performance monitors applicable to mental health services provided to Veterans within the Amarillo VA Health Care System. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health, will be actively responsible for continuous quality improvement and performance measurement related to Mental Health.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, monitors and promotes cooperation and compliance of the clinical staff with Department, federal, and state laws and regulations; medical staff bylaws, rules; and regulations, facility policies.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health will carry an active case load of clinical care.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychiatrist (Mental Health Services)/ NON-AFGE BU Position
***Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants***
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Physicians musthave completed 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: Board Certification or Board Eligibility.
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:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(VHA-10-2850 Associated Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1968538.
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.