Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Services Medical Director
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
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Seeking an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Services Medical Director for an Excellent VA Leadership Opportunity in Portland, Oregon
The VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) in Portland, Oregon is seeking a board-certified psychiatrist or psychologist to serve as the Medical Clinical Director of Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Services in the Mental Health Division. VAPORHCS is a large tertiary care (1A) facility with campuses in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, as well as 10 outpatient clinics, serving over 95,000 veterans annually. VAPORHCS provides full spectrum primary care, mental health, and complex specialty care services and is a complex care referral site for VISN 20.
The position serves as the Patient Care Line (PCL) Manager and Medical Director for the Acute Psychiatric Services including the 21-bed inpatient acute psychiatric unit and inpatient psychiatric consultation services in the Mental Health Division of the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The physician will have broad program management and clinical oversight responsibilities which include the operation and management of key clinical, training, and/or administrative programs. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process. Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Such programs deliver specialized, complex, and highly professional services that are important program components of the medical center and significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans. The physician will have supervisory responsibility for subordinates, as well as line and staff authority for resource allocations within the area of responsibility and ensure the efficient operation of the organizational unit. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, professional management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and that constitute a significant component of the medical center. The Medical Director for Acute Psychiatric Services reports directly to the Clinical Director of the Mental Health Division at VAPORHCS.
VAPORHCS is a major teaching site and research site closely affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). VAPORHCS hosts about 2,000 health professional learners annually and ranks in the top 10 nationwide among VAs in research grant support, with over 170 investigators in basic science, clinical, and health services research and over 1000 active protocols. The MH Division is responsible for over 170 trainees from various disciplines and currently has 16 funded principal investigators receiving over $8 million in project funding from the VA, NIH, DOD, and other sources annually.
We are seeking a Medical Director of Acute Psychiatric Services with a strong clinical, administrative, and academic background who will provide oversight of day-to-day operations, be clinically active, help to develop the Acute Psychiatric Service, and collaborate with educational and research activities. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the ability to manage a complex service and work well both within a management team and with other leaders at VAPORHCS.
The ideal candidate must be strongly motivated to promote excellent clinical care, education for staff, inter-professional training, and be committed to professional enrichment, merit promotion, equal employment opportunity, and positive labor relations. An OHSU academic appointment will be commensurate with experience.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (Will be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
Board Certification in Psychiatry
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Benefits and Features
The position offers a competitive salary based on education, training and experience and includes a full benefit package, student debt repayment, an annual CME stipend all designed to support a high-quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 11 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.