Core responsibilities include leading and coordinating the operations of a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health team with a focus on uninterrupted high quality care to Veterans. Incumbent monitors and ensures compliance with hospital and mental health policies, regulations, executive orders and management directives. Incumbent will collaborate with other teams/ team leaders to improve communication and to ensure ongoing continuity of care for Veterans.
In conjunction with the Clinical Director of theMental Health Clinic, the incumbent plans, organizes, and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the team. Duties include coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, resource allocation and direct patient care. He/she will supervise and mentor allied health care professionals.
Incumbent must be skilled in general outpatient psychiatry, including diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. He/she should be competent in the management of individuals with a broad range of clinical problems, including mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and geriatrics.
VANTHCS MHS provides a full range of mental health services including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, forensics, psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse sub-specialty services, trauma services, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer support services, opiate replacement programs, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and inpatient programs. There is ongoing active research in addiction psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Disaster Psychiatry, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, social workers and nurses.VA North Texas Health Care System has an active relationship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as our primary affiliate.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician / 000000; an approved Scope of Practice (SOP) for Mental Health Service Physician Psychiatrists is on file.
Recruitment Incentive authorized for the positions indicated above
*Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
*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
(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) Foreign medical graduates not coveredin (1) or (2) above, must have verified education with the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, a copy of the ECFMG certificate must be provided, if claimed by the applicant.
*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.
*Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty leading to eligibility for board certification.Approved residencies are those approved by (1) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the year residency was completed, or (2) other residencies which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. NOTE: Individuals who have multiple licenses and had such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to Physicians on VA rolls as of November 30 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State licensure, registration or certification
*Proficiency in spoken and written English is required for Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions as required by 38 U.S.C. 7202(d) and 7404(d).
Staff Physician. Must meet the basic requirements listed above and qualify to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attending's who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Preferred Experience: This position requires ongoing treatment and examination of Veterans to include evaluation and administration of psychopharmacotherapy. Buprenorphine Certification is highly preferred in order to meet the duties required for this position.
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, December 17, 2015. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others.
The work may require extreme patience in controlling one's emotions. The work may require using appropriate technique to physically restrain clients who present a danger to self or others. The work may also require assisting physically disabled clients and may include lifting them.
Work is typically performed in a clinical setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts which require safety precautions typical of hospitals, offices and meeting rooms. Some work is performed in a setting away from the office where the environment cannot be controlled. There may be occasional risk of physical harm that may require special precautions and training.
The following required documents must be submitted at the time of application:
* CV or Resume (complete with experiences most relevant to the position, including name and address of employer, job title, starting and ending dates (month and year), average hours worked per week, and a description of your duties). (Required)
* If prior military service, include all copies of your DD214 Forms. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
* Copy of most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) (Required if current Federal Employee). The SF-50 must indicate proof of status (for example, you were a career or a career-conditional employee) and should identify your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).
* Copy of most recent performance appraisal
* Any other documents required by the checklist.
Please use the checklist to make sure you haveincluded other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1975519.
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.