The Chief or CBOC-MH and IVAN Service has responsibilities for all aspects of delivery of mental health care across all North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, specifically focusing on MH Care in the CBOCs. Responsible and accountable for all clinical and administrative activities and functions of the Service. The Service Chief plans, coordinates and leads a Service comprised of multiple interdisciplinary teams providing outpatient mental health services in mental health specialty clinics (known as Behavioral Health Integrated Programs-BHIP) and in Primary Care clinics (known as Primary Care Mental Health Integrated teams-PCMHI). These teams operate conjointly to provide comprehensive, basic mental health treatment in all clinic locations across the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. These teams are multi-disciplinary including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and admin support staff. Additionally, some of these positions are virtual, while others provide face to face care, onsite in the CBOC. The Service Chief for CBOC-MH and IVAN is responsible to ensure all Veterans have both local and virtual basic mental health care options in every clinical location and that a smooth continuum of care for Veterans in collaboration with primary care is universally and equitably provided. The Service Chief collaborates with primary care team and other Mental Health Services to ensure in Veterans also have access to specialty care. Responsible to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner. Promotes an effective mix, coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and program mandates. Promotes and evaluates standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff which are maintained through compliance with the credentialing and privileging processes, monitoring and evaluation of clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities. Responsible for PCMHI and BHIP program development, implementation, operations and performance improvement activities across CBOCs. The Program Manager will coordinate activities with the various NF/SGVHS Mental Health Services and will be supervised by and report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Mental Health Service. All professional and academic processes and functions will be managed through their discipline-specific service chief (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry, etc.). The Chief of CBOC-MH and IVAN will serve as a member of the NF/SGCHS Mental Health Service Line Integrated Clinical Council tasked with assisting the ACOS in policy development and program planning. The Service Chief is expected to serve as the subject matter expert for PCMHI/BHIP/and virtual/tele-mental health and participate in VA regional and national committees as directed. The Service Chief will also function in a clinical capacity to maintain clinical proficiency and perform other duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
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.