This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. 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 The Domiciliary (DOM) Chief serves as the overall program manager for the Lebanon VA Medical Center DOM-based programs (which include a 43-bed Mental Health Center for Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RRTP) and the 20-Bed Transitional Residential (TR) Housing Program) as well as the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD} program. The Domiciliary (DOM) Chief has overall responsibility for all aspects of the clinical care and support services provided to Veterans participating in the above programs, including direct supervision of 25+ staff (Licensed Independent Provider (LIP), Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSWs), Rehabilitation Technicians/Counselors, Peer Specialists, etc.). The Domiciliary (DOM) Chief develops and implements policies in coordination with various clinical, allied health and administrative programs located within Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and is responsible for respective programs' accreditation and operations. The DOM Chief position reports to ACOS, BH&S Care Line. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: Coordinating all admissions and for the overall success of all direct patient care and support activities within the DOM, TR and SUD program Ensures that professional clinical staff provides advice, assistance and consultation to community health and welfare agencies and councils and other community groups to enhance the collaboration with community to support our Veterans' reintegration Manages all programmatic clinical and administrative operations of the DOM, TR and SUD Team, including but not limited to BH&S social work, psychology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation services Ensures the DOM, TR and SUD are operated in compliance with all applicable regulations/policies Demonstrates leadership, experience, and creative approaches to the management of complex patient care Utilizes a comprehensive range of clinical expertise and knowledge of therapeutic modalities in the design and implementation of bio-psychosocial and patient-centric rehabilitative services in order to bring each patient to an optimal level of functional independence and health in preparation of successful reintegration into the community Develops both short and long-range program goals Develops program policies and procedures, and monitors program functioning through effective use of quality improvement procedures Distributes workload for the DOM, TR and SUD staff and monitors team member adherence to administrative and clinical standards of care Resolves patient concerns and complaints Evaluates program effectiveness by using a data-driven quality assurance process making use of an integration of data from program clinicians, patients, and external reviewing agencies Reports data and provides assistance to management orally and in writing to determine appropriate action on audit recommendations from internal and external surveyors and establishes and maintains or assures the establishment and maintenance of an effective system of follow-up procedures to ensure that appropriate and effective actions are taken Conducts various other managerial duties such as employee selection, promotions and employee complaint/grievance resolution. Work Schedule: Tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday , 8:00 am-4:30 pm; however, clinical and administrative demands may require evening and/or weekend hours.
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.
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