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The VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System is seeking a well-qualified Psychiatrist to serve as the Chief of Mental Health. Work Schedule: Primarily day hours, Monday through Friday however, incumbent has 24/7 accountability and must be able to meet the needs of the service Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Chief of Mental Health is a physician (psychiatrist) who will function as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on all mental health programs at the medical center. In this capacity, the Chief of Mental Health has responsibility for the effective and efficient management of all mental health programs and services. The Mental Health Care Line is comprised of Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Advance Practice Nurses, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Resident/trainees, Outpatient nursing staff, and Administrative Support. Programs under direct authority of the MHSC include, but are not limited to: Inpatient psychiatry; Residential substance abuse and PTSD treatment programs; General outpatient, PTSD, and substance abuse clinics; and MHICM and Primary Care Mental Health Integration. Duties/responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Responsible for the daily clinical operations of Mental Health Care Line. Responsible for assessing the needs of the Veteran population and setting the direction of the clinical programming within the care line. Fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the incumbent optimized the use of the resources available. Use of data and analysis to make clinical programming and resource decisions. Responsible for ensuring supervision of all clinical staff within the care line. Manage issues with performance or conduct through progressive disciplinary action. Determine provider time in clinic, grid validation, and productivity expectations. Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that resources have been maximized and reallocated when necessary. Engage effectively with other disciplines and have strong communication and team-building skills. Engage in leadership and quality improvement activities, supporting the improvement of mental health services. Organize and run Care Line Executive meetings, Steering Committee meetings, and all Care Line meetings to facilitate implementation and coordination of policies and effective standards of care. Monitor and distribute provider-specific workload reports to team members and ensure provider adherence to workload standards. Participate in the hiring of new staff members for the team. Manage the Care Line in a way that sustains enthusiasm of the team members for the clinical mission of service to Veterans. Patient care responsibilities as required by the need of the Care Line and patients (typically 0.5 - 2.0 days per week). Other duties as assigned. Preferred Experience: Supervisory/management experience. The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes: Administrative and clinical experience Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Proven leadership skills Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies Effective management and operations experience Experience in recruitment and retention Supervisory Controls: The incumbent reports clinically and administratively to the Chief of Staff, who provides direction in the form of overall program objectives and in terms of broadly defined missions. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): a Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval). Relocation Incentive: a Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval). Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible. Contact Brian Huhman at Brian.Huhman@va.gov or Eve Harper at Eve.Harper@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinators, for questions/ assistance. 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
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.