The position serves as theIMPACT Unit Leader/Section Chief of the North County OutpatientMental Health Division (IU4) of VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). The primary purpose of the Section Chief is to provide leadership, budgetary oversight, and programmatic management to 1) outpatient mental health programs in Oceanside and Escondido community outpatient clinics (CBOCs); and 2) Manage Staff: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and support personnel assigned to IU4. In collaboration with respective Service Chief or Lead, provides supervision to all assigned staff within the IU. Other responsibilities include:administrative, budgetary, and clinical consultation to Mental Health Careline (MHCL) management,direct clinical care and clinical caresupervision.
Incumbent is a member of the MHCL Core Group (MH Leadership Team) and Mental Health Council (VA MH and community partnership). Participates in all management-level decisions and is directly responsible for the administrative, clinical, budgetary, space, personnel and professional activities related to the IU. Serves on various professional MHCL, IU, VASDHS and VISN 22 Committees, task forces, and work and community groups. Reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Mental Health Service.
Work Schedule:The work schedule will be discussed during the interview process. Weekend, holiday, and overtime work may be required to meet patient needs.
Functional Statement Title:IMPACT Unit Leader/Section ChiefPsychiatrist/IU4
Location: North County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
This is a non-bargaining unit position
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized to highly qualified candidate.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.) b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. c. Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. e. Physical Requirements.See outlined below.
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS:
Leadership/Manager Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be Chief of Staff, Directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in Central Office; Distinguished Physicians; and Service Chiefs or Service Line Managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of responsibility.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, datedDecember 15, 2015. This can be found at the Human Resources Office.
A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience with experience in program administration, supervision of staff, performance improvement and the delivery of mental health services
Dependability and the ability to function independently
Ability to direct health care benefits in a managed care setting across a healthcare system
Demonstrated leadership abilities by increasing health awareness, measuring outcomes, and involving others in improving care
Clinical and administrative leadership experience in complex, interdisciplinary health care system
Knowledge, skills, and abilities to gain the trust and respect of a highly diverse staff of peers and subordinates in order to achieve the mission of honoring and serving Veterans
Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines
Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Requirements:?, Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.
3. Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire (if applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1994868.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.