Physician (Psychiatrist) Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health Biloxi MS.

Physician (Psychiatrist) Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health Biloxi MS.
Biloxi, MS
Duties:
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Behavioral Health Service Line will function as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff and Health Care System Director on all mental health programs within this level 1c health care system. In this capacity, the ACOS/MH has responsibility for the effective and efficient management of all mental health programs and services. The ACOS/MH ensures timely delivery of patient driven care that includes; quality assessment, diagnosis, and management (including pharmacotherapy) of inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health care.
GCVHCS Behavioral Health Service line encompasses four Community Based Outpatient Clinics and the main campus that spans three states (MS, AL, and FL) across 300 miles. It has approximately, 176 Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Administrative Support staff members, which support Mental Health programs under direct authority of the ACOS/MH.
These programs include but are not limited to: a 22-bed inpatient psychiatry unit, 72-bed residential rehabilitation unit, general mental health outpatient clinics, PTSD, and substance abuse clinics; Consultation/Liaison Service; Primary Care Behavioral Health; Telemental Health; Vocational Industries, Compensated Work Therapy, Transitional Work Experience and the Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery. Exercises administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of all mental health programs to ensure delivery of quality services. Coordinates and integrates the programs into a comprehensive package of services that meet the evolving needs of the Veteran population that comply with the Uniform Mental Health Services handbook (VHA Handbook 1160.01), the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program handbook (VHA Handbook 1162.02) and VHA's Mental Health Operating Plan. Serves as the principal spokesperson and advocate for mental health programs and patients within the health care system. Directs patient care needs assessments; identifies gaps in services and supports strategic planning and program development to meet those needs. Within the local planning process, develops short and long range goals and objectives for provision of mental health. Integrates the mental health services into primary functions of the organization. Coordinates and develops requests for program such as, but not limited to both human and budget resources, space, staffing, equipment, and supplies. Develops and implements appropriate policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support all mental health and behavioral science programs. Develops program review and evaluation to ensure that the access, quality of care, customer service/patient satisfaction, and utilization management/efficiency dimensions of care are continuously evaluated and improved. Ensures compliance with all functions and standards of accreditation entities such as The Joint Commission (JC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) that are applicable to mental health programs (assessment of the patient; care of the patient; patient rights/organizational ethics; continuum of care, etc.). Ensures that programs, processes, and procedures are in place to meet VHA Performance Measures and Monitors. Uses chart reviews and data analytic methods to solve performance problems and to improve performance.
Relocation/ Recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
Note: This position's initial duty station is Biloxi, Mississippi; however the duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g. Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama; Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida; Joint Ambulatory Care Center, Pensacola, Florida and Panama City Outpatient Clinic, Florida).
Summary
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are,"our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. (Pending Available Funding VACO)
Qualifications & Evaluations
Basic Requirements:
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:
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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Your application, r?sum?, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Benefits & Other Info
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.A?
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).


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