The Registered Nurse (Chief of Mental Health), VN-0610 is responsible for all aspects of administration and clinical duties in Mental Health Services at the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center located in Huntington West Virginia. The position will manage quality assurance and improvement activities for all programs and ensures compliance with all applicable JCAHO standards. This is announcement may be posted up to February 3, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 17, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st and 15th of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals until the position is filled. Essential Administrative/Supervisory Responsibilities (75% of time) Supervision of staff, program management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and that constitute a significant portion of the medical center. Has programmatic oversight and shared responsibility for the Psychiatry Section staff assigned duties within Mental Health Service programs. Has staff authority for resource allocations within Mental Health Service. Monitors and reports to facility and VISN leadership regarding status of Mental Health Performance Measures for the Medical Center, with preparation and implementation oversight for any corrective actions necessary. Consults with and serves as a resource for other service lines and facility leadership concerning the need for the development of mental health services. Develops responses to controlled correspondence at the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO levels, inclusive of responding to elected representatives and the OIG Hotline concerning patient care and other matters of public interest. Clinical Duties: Provides treatment for beneficiaries with general psychiatric disorders in a variety of treatment, including tele-mental health. Work Schedule: Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call may be required after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends and holidays Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be available Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.