This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Substantial Experience as supervisor or leader in a Behavior Health service or clinical area. "Minimum 5 years inpatient and/or outpatient experience is preferred" 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 and carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, both hands required, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, working closely with others. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others ["The Senior Psychiatrist (Service Chief)/ Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has overall responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management, and supervision for the Behavioral Health Service. Duties will include: Administrative responsibilities (75%), Direct Patient Care (10-15%), Additional Duties (5-10%). Autonomously directs, oversees, holds full responsibility for all clinical and administrative operations of the complex Behavioral Health Service (BHS) across all locations of the MGVAMC. Oversees the full responsibility for all clinical and administrative functions of programs, including strategic short and long-range planning; resource identification, allocation, and management; budget development and management; policy development and implementation; personnel selection and management; operational execution; continuous data-driven performance improvement; and program evaluation and reporting. Anticipates program resource needs and advocates for the requisite funding, space, staffing, and decisional authority. Responsible for the Service's compliance with VA and external regulations, requirements, policies, and performance standards for its various programs and services. Proactively identify challenges, obstacles, and barriers that hinder the agency's ability to fulfil its patient-care mission, and to plan and implement preventive and remedial solutions, advocating for requisite resources when needed. Serves as the behavioral health executive for the facility, with responsibility for oversight of the professional practice of clinical staff of all mental health disciplines, including mental health providers of various disciplines who work outside of BHS. Provides administrative and professional oversight to a large, diverse multidisciplinary professional staff and serves as direct or indirect (second or third level) supervisor to the following: (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist) as well as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Social Science Specialists, Health Science Specialists, Addiction Therapists, Peer Support Specialists and administrative staff. Directs and oversees subordinate supervisors and program coordinators by providing general direction, vision and priorities; by directing and assuring organizational alignment with agency mission; by specifying target outcomes and by monitoring program performance toward mission objectives. Provides a full range of direct patient care to Veterans as a psychologist, in keeping with training, experience, and approved clinical privileges. Serves on facility's Executive Leadership Board, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, Clinical Executive Council, Clinical Informatics Committee, Quality Council, Affiliation Partnership Council Meeting, serves as member of VISN Behavioral Health Council and as Chair of VA's Regional Behavioral Health Council, serves on other VISN or VHA councils, workgroups, or committees as assigned. May hold faculty appointment at affiliated university, be involved in training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees. Interfaces with community leaders, congressional staffers, VA Program Offices and the media on behalf of the facility and develops responses to controlled correspondence on behalf of the facility, including responses to inquiries by elected officials, the media, the Office of the Inspector General, White House Hotline inquiries and others. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: Not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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