Psychiatrist-Chief (Mental Health Co-Division Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 639805100
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - 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 care to Veterans? Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are authorized. Telework Eligible (flexibility for emergencies). 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. Board Certification in Psychiatry Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: A qualified candidate will be a seasoned mental health supervisor/leader who demonstrates extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and a supervisor. The candidate will possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, build teams, and coach clinical leaders as they work toward common goals. The incumbent will call upon experience in health care operations and planning to implement and promote efficient patient flow and timely access within the Mental Health Division. The Co-Division Manager will need to have exceptional interpersonal skills. The candidate must have the ability to meet VA established performance measure goals and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards of Veterans Health Administration and other accrediting bodies. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to promote innovation and lean management, bring leadership experience in enhancing telehealth services and be able to lead others and inspire organizational excellence. The candidate must be Board Certified in Psychiatry and eligible to receive a clinical appointment at ZVAMC's major affiliate, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), including fulfillment of a Vice Chair position in MCW's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. The preferred experience includes a minimum of 10 years' experience in a mental health setting with 5 years of Psychiatry leadership/management 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Approved Pay: 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 The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Mental Health Co-Division Manager (Psychiatry Chief). The Mental Health Co-Division Manager (Psychiatry Chief) is a critical leadership position responsible for overseeing Mental Health operations at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (ZVAMC) in Milwaukee, WI. ZVAMC is a tertiary care facility providing advanced medical care to a diverse population of Veterans. ZVAMC is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and as such, integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care into its organizational mission. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs to deliver patient-centered care. This position reports to the Chief of Staff at the ZVAMC. The duties and responsibilities are carried throughout the healthcare system including all clinical programs and initiatives related to the Division. The incumbent is responsible for defining the mission and vision of the Division, designing the Mental Health Division operational plan, and assuring implementation of quality improvement measures. The position has responsibility for general supervision of clinical and training programs, and overall technical and administrative oversight for operations within the service. The Co-Division Manager will directly oversee the interprofessional teams organized around program lines, including but not limited to outpatient Mental Health clinics and inpatient services, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP), Suicide Prevention, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Transitional and Supportive Employment Services (TSES) and Homeless Programs. The incumbent works closely with the ZVAMC and its associated clinics (Green Bay, Appleton, Cleveland and Union Grove). The Co-Division Manager shares responsibility for all professional, non-professional, and administrative personnel in the Mental Health Division, reporting through supervisory personnel to the Co-Division Manager. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and directs comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and compassionate primary and specialty psychiatric and extended care, ensuring a smooth continuum of care for all eligible Veterans. Work Schedule: Full Time; Day Shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.