The Supervisory Psychiatrist for theBehavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) will function under the supervision of the Chief, Mental Health Service. The incumbent will be stationed at the main medical center on Jefferson Avenue but will visit staff practicing in their clinical venues at the remote CBOCs. The incumbent will provide oversight of all mental health care provided in the outpatient mental health clinics aligned with the Memphis VAMC. The incumbent: --Supervises inter-professional staff providing team-based outpatient mental health care. Supervised staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and provider extenders. The incumbent is familiar with team-based outpatient care and ensures that outpatient mental health care and Behavioral Integrated Program teams maintain fidelity to, and function consistent with, VHA handbooks. --Plans and organizes programming in the outpatient clinics. They have oversight of administrative and programmatic resources and deploy those resources in support of the program needs. Develop and implement programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals and monitor outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes, and implement strategies for improvement based on data analysis. --Communicates clear expectations of staff and manages variations from expectations with corrective actions as needed. Completes all hiring processes to include performance appraisals and boarding processes for his/her staff. --Attends and participates in organizational meetings, treatment planning meetings and assigned committees or projects. Note: Provision of mental health treatment through Telehealth technology is considered a routine means of care delivery. Training modules will be completed within the first 60 days on duty. The required skills assessment will be completed at the first opportunity following completion of the training modules, as coordinated with the facility Telehealth Lead. All providers will deliver mental health care via Telemental Health technology as part of their regular duties.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Tour of duty may include extended hours to meet the care needs of Veterans. Functional Statement Title/#: Psychiatrist, #00000
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentive is negotiable for a highly qualified candidate**
Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
Licensure and Registration - Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA Educational requirements.
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required. First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed OR Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
Drug Enforcement Agency number (DEA)is required to prescribe medication.
A Tennessee medical license is highly desired as it allows the incumbent to participate in involuntary custody hold and commitment activities.
Completion of an accredited residency training program in general psychiatry.
Familiarity with mental health law, including the procedures for involuntary commitment and treatment.
Board certification in Psychiatry ispreferred, but must be board eligible.
Must be able to utilize computer technology for patient record entry and for basic office and communicate ion functions.
Experience in program development and/or program management/leadership.
Ability to monitor outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The Psychiatrist should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicants must submit:
1. CV or Resume. Resumes must include the following information: (1) Announcement number, title of position, and grade levels that you are applying for; (2) Full name, mailing address, home and work telephone numbers;(3) Country of Citizenship; (4) Education and training; (5) Work experience - include name and address of employer, job title and detailed description of duties, beginning and ending months and years for each job, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and telephone number.