The incumbent serves as the primary point of accountability for the Psychiatry Service and maximizes the efficient use or available resources. The Supervisory Psychiatrist is involved in providing the framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving the health care services in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) that are responsive to community patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes. The Supervisory Psychiatrist will provide professional patient care approximately 70% of the time and administrative duties 30% of the time. The duties and responsibilities of the Chief, Psychiatry include but are not limited to the following: - Working specifically with the Associate Chief of Staff and Associate Chief Nurse, MHSL; Chief of Psychology, Social Work and other supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. - Working collegially with the ACOS, MHSL and other service line Chiefs to accomplish the clinical goals and strategic plans of the organization. - Participating in organizational planning to include strategic, operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. - Participating in the development of long and short-term goals for the Psychiatry service and the organization. - Functioning as advisor to the ACOS, MHSL, Chief of Staff (COS), Associate Director, Associate Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services (ADNPCS), and Facility Director on issues related to the provision of direct patient care by service staff. - Functioning as a supervisor of Advance Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, as needed. - Functioning as facility's Psychiatric Officer for specified weekends, holidays, evenings or nights, as needed. - Participating on and occasionally chairing Medical Center committees, workgroups and systems redesign projects. - Contributing to the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services to patients. - Facilitating compliance with standards established by oversight and regulatory entities such as Joint Commission, CARF, OSHA, CAP, OIG, etc. - Participating in the resource allocation process of the service line to include provision of sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide patient care, as well as, recommending acquisition of necessary equipment and supplies and adequate space to provide such services. - Overseeing the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements for the service and uses data-driven quality assurance processes in these monitors and measurements. - Ensuring timely completion of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO. - Preparing Request for Funding Proposals (RFPs) and grant proposals, as needed. - Developing and participating in service and facility performance improvement activities designed to improve the effectiveness of quality of care and resource consumption and the efficiency of the respective Service Line and facility as a whole. - Complying with the VHA Handbook 1730.01, dated August 27, 2008 and associated with duties as an Approving Official. - Complying with the Green Environmental Management System goals. - Complying with Cultural Transformation & Patient Centered Care goals. The incumbent will reinforce perception of excellent care through cultural transformation and patient centered cultural improvement projects. The incumbent will indirectly and directly provide efforts to support a cultural change and patient centered culture at TVAMC. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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: Full Time
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