The Psychiatrist (Chief of Mental Health), VM-0602-15, 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. Since 1932, VAMC Huntington has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in southwestern West Virginia, southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky. In addition to our main facility in Huntington, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics and two rural health outreach clinics. These clinics are located in: Charleston, West Virginia, Gallipolis Ohio, Lenore West Virginia, and Preston Kentucky. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be available Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be available 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 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. 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.
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.