The Chief of Psychiatry for the Mental Health Service Line is a clinical and administrative position that provides leadership and administrative control over the inpatient and outpatient Mental Health Programs within the Roseburg VA Medical Center (RVAMC). In addition to observance of federal, national, and local regulatory policy and accreditation requirements governing the Health Care System, this position encompasses responsibilities overseen by the ACOS MH for the entire Mental Health Service Line.
The Chief of Psychiatry performs the administrative and clinical oversight for the Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists within the Roseburg VA Medical Center Mental Health Service. They will oversee the completion of all Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE), and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) for the service. As the direct supervisor of the Staff Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists they will complete their Annual Performance Evaluations, and Mid-Year Evaluations. They will also complete the Pay for Performance documentation with each Psychiatrist during the beginning and end of the Fiscal Year.
The Chief of Psychiatry, on behalf of the Mental Health Department will attend Credentialing and Privileging Committee, Pharmacy Therapeutics and Nutrition Committee, and participate on Peer Reviews for all prescribing cases involving Mental Health. The Chief of Psychiatry will also lead a monthly provider meeting for all the prescribing disciplines within Mental Health. This meeting will focus on productivity, education and training, best practices, coding, barrier busting, and general oversight. The Chief of Psychiatry will be involved in all Human Resource matters involving Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists. They will also be added to VA time keeping approving time for staff.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Physical Requirements: Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to self or others. Work requires no extraordinary physical exertion, although there is some requirement to navigate across various sections of the physical campus. Incumbent may have to climb stairs duties require periods of standing, walking, bending and carrying light objects. Incumbent must maintain a valid driver's license and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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.
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1920636.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.