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Supervisory Psychiatrist
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC).It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty three county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).
Duties

The incumbent serves as the Section Chief of Medical Services for the Mental Health Service (MHS) at the Memphis VAMC. The incumbent will provide oversight of all psychiatric and medical care in the mental health service. He/she will directly supervise all staff serving the Acute Mental Health Units, Psychiatry Training Officers, Psychiatrists providing specialty services, Psychiatrists serving the emergency room and other consultations. In the future, he/she may supervise psychiatrists and physician extenders in the outpatient clinic.

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals, VHA policy and external accreditation requirements.
  • Monitors outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes, and implement strategies for improvement based on data analysis.
  • Ensures adequate coverage of psychiatric services, approves or disapproves leave for staff they supervise, prepares data for OPPE, peer review, and credentialing & privileging as appropriate.
  • Communicates clear expectations of staff and manages variations from expectations with corrective actions as needed.
  • Completes all hiring processes, performance appraisals and boarding processes for his/her staff.
  • Responsible for timely reporting of program information at a local, VISN and/or National level as requested.
  • Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and serves as a subject matter expert to other medical center staff in the area of psychiatry.
  • Incumbent performs limited crisis/risk assessment, triage, medication management, interventional medicine and brief therapy services in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Provides treatment for Veterans with a variety of psychological, medical, mood and personality disorders.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) On call may be required after 4:30pm and on weekends/holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$115,000
$292,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/17/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      • 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 certification.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.
      Preferred Experience:
      • A Tennessee medical license is highly desired as it allows the incumbent to participate in involuntary custody hold and commitment activities.
      • Completion of an accredited residency training program in general psychiatry.
      • Familiarity with mental health law, including the procedures for involuntary commitment and treatment.
      • Board certification in Psychiatry is preferred, but must be board eligible.
      • Experience in program development and/or program management and leadership.
      • Ability to monitor outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes.


      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.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: RZ-18-AFA-10081601-T38-OCA

      The incumbent serves as the Section Chief of Medical Services for the Mental Health Service (MHS) at the Memphis VAMC. The incumbent will provide oversight of all psychiatric and medical care in the mental health service. He/she will directly supervise all staff serving the Acute Mental Health Units, Psychiatry Training Officers, Psychiatrists providing specialty services, Psychiatrists serving the emergency room and other consultations. In the future, he/she may supervise psychiatrists and physician extenders in the outpatient clinic.

      Other duties include but are not limited to:

      • Develops and implements programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals, VHA policy and external accreditation requirements.
      • Monitors outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes, and implement strategies for improvement based on data analysis.
      • Ensures adequate coverage of psychiatric services, approves or disapproves leave for staff they supervise, prepares data for OPPE, peer review, and credentialing & privileging as appropriate.
      • Communicates clear expectations of staff and manages variations from expectations with corrective actions as needed.
      • Completes all hiring processes, performance appraisals and boarding processes for his/her staff.
      • Responsible for timely reporting of program information at a local, VISN and/or National level as requested.
      • Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and serves as a subject matter expert to other medical center staff in the area of psychiatry.
      • Incumbent performs limited crisis/risk assessment, triage, medication management, interventional medicine and brief therapy services in inpatient and outpatient settings.
      • Provides treatment for Veterans with a variety of psychological, medical, mood and personality disorders.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) On call may be required after 4:30pm and on weekends/holidays.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required