The Chief, Psychiatry is responsible for clinical operations relative to the Psychiatry Services within the Alaska VA Healthcare System. The Chief provides discipline specific leadership and supervision to providers of Mental Health Medications/Psychiatric staff. The Chief Psychiatry must maintain clinical privileges and clinical competencies by providing psychiatric services at some or all of the Alaska VA Healthcare System. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann @ Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Chief, Psychiatry is accountable to the ACOS of Mental Health with administrative support from the Chief, Social and Behavioral Health. Incumbent ensures adequate availability of resources to effectively operate the services within their areas of responsibility and utilizing them effectively and efficiently. Examples include, but are not limited to, workload management, productivity management, and panel management. The Chief, Psychiatry guarantees that applicable quality measures are maintained at an acceptable level as defined by the Performance Measures Technical Manual and other applicable standards or guidelines. The Chief, Psychiatry ensures that quality measure fallouts from External Peer Review Program (EPRP) audits are reviewed and appealed as appropriate in a timely fashion within their areas of responsibility. The Chief, Psychiatrist develops operational strategies to ensure organizational goals are met relative to their areas of responsibility. The Chief, Psychiatry continuously reviews and evaluates the Mental Health Medication provider's processes to ensure they support organizational goals and objectives. Additional Duties are but not limited to: Ensure that all Physicians/Nurse Practitioners coordinate psychosocial evaluation, assessment, and periodic reassessments of Veterans for appropriate placement along the Mental Health continuum of care. Coordinate provision of Veteran care needs ensuring fluidity of care is provided by Psychiatric team members to and from Primary Care, Specialty Mental Health Services, Integrated Mental Health Services, and Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs. Participate in all National and VISN level calls/trainings etc. for Psychiatric care expectations, implementation and continued programing. Provide reporting duties of all provisions of Psychiatric care outcomes, needs, expectations to ACOS of Mental Health, Mental Health Executive Meeting and other requests of Leadership team. Support the ACOS of Mental Health in developing quality improvement practices to enhance service provision. Responsible for day to day operations, hiring and supervision of medical staff, and ensuring that high quality patient care is delivered in compliance with VA policies and procedures. Actively participates on the Mental Health Management Team in making policy decisions and monitoring operational performance. Position is 20% direct clinical care and 80% administrative Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm 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.
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