The selectee serves as the Psychiatry Service Chief for the Miami VAHS . Ultimately responsible for overall Psychiatry operations currently administratively structured around a program management model and with a clinical emphasis on the Recovery Model. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Education: 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. Licensure and Registration: 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. English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Additional Requirement: Board certified/eligible in Psychiatry 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: The Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan and educating residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours) and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["Service Chief Psychiatrist duties include but are not limited to the following: System operations including inpatient and outpatient care, mental health services in community-based clinics, patient/customer satisfaction, and successful attainment of Miami VAHS, VISN and VHA performance measures, service delivery efficiency and effective resource management. Maintains an active clinical psychiatric practice that includes ongoing patient care and on-call responsibilities. Directs all activities of the Psychiatry Service including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program management and evaluation. Participates in the development of overall management objectives and philosophies. Develops long-range and short-term goals. Formulates policies and operating procedures. Coordinates and expands use of all pertinent resources available for patient care, develops extensive community relationships/partnerships with individuals and with health, social and welfare agencies, etc. Provides program direction and guidance to subordinate staff. Has final decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the Psychiatric Service. Collaborates with operations and program/section managers to ensure integrated goals and priorities for the Psychiatry Service Line are established and met. Responsible to ensure all psychiatric residency and fellowship training programs and medical student education mandates are met in coordination with program coordinators, internally and externally. Has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, including participating in funded research, peer-review publications, and teaching distinctions. Responsible for FPPE, OPPE, mentorship and career development of staff psychiatrists and psychiatric advanced practice nurses. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive up to 20,000. may be authorized for highly qualified candidates upon review and approval by management. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed. The position may permit for occasional telework."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.