Physician - Psychiatrist - Section Chief
Company: Health eCareers
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Loan Repayment Relocation Assistance Full Time New Grad Pay:
Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per
biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per
biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
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
Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and
student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED
Mental Health Behavior Service is divided into sections to include
inpatient, residential, outpatient and primary care mental health
integration. Each section is supervised by a Mental Health Service
Section Chief who is a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) who
also provides direct care to Veterans while he/she ensures the
following general administrative functions:
a. Provide for quality and safety of the care, treatment and
services provided by the Section in the MHBS service. This requires
ongoing monitoring and evaluating of quality and safety (including
access, efficiency and effectiveness); appropriateness of care and
treatment provided to patients; patient satisfaction activities;
patient safety and risk management activities; and utilization
b. Assist in identification of important aspects of care for the
Section, identification of indicators used to measure and assess
important aspects of care and evaluating of the quality and
appropriateness of care. Utilize VHA performance measures and
monitors as a basis for assessing the quality, timeliness,
efficiency and safety of service activities.
c. Maintain records of meetings that include reports of
conclusions, data recommendations, responsible person, actions
taken, and an evaluation of effectiveness of actions taken as
d. Develop criteria for recommending clinical privileges for LIP
and scopes for non-LIP as appropriate for members of the section in
MHBS service and ensure that FPPE and ongoing professional practice
evaluation is continuously performed, and results are utilized in
e. Responsible for supervision of staff and evaluations including
performance appraisals, proficiency, personnel actions, peer
f. Define and develop clinical privilege statements for staff in
his/her section including levels of care that include all
requirements of VHA handbook 1100.19(credentialing and
g. Develop policies and procedures to assure effective management,
ethics, safety, communication and quality within the section and
between MHBS sections and other services as appropriate.
h. Review at least annually privilege templates for each service
and make recommendation to the Chief, MHBS as needed for
i. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations
through appropriately and courteously relating to internal and
j. Support and monitor time and attendance of staff including leave
requests via VATAS.
k. Support and ensure compliance with productivity, access and
Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM (Monday-Friday-40 hours/week) On Call
as needed, evenings, weekends and Holidays
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required Not required
Supervisory status Yes
15* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to
screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a
verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who
refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* 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
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 Show Contact Details individual must qualify to perform duties
as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or
possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform
general duties and some specialized functions and procedures
without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings
who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency
training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving
authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of
* 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
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience:Board Certified Psychiatrist with leadership
experience in inpatient, addictions, PTSD and overall Mental Health
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: Functional requirements include Light to
Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and
under); use of fingers; both hands required; Ability for rapid
mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required
Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to
distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the
program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements
in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application
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