Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). This position is aligned under the Specialty Outpatient Mental Health Services and will serve as the Psychiatrist Section Chief for the Buprenorphine Program, Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program, and the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program medication providers. MHBS is divided into sections to include inpatient, residential, outpatient and primary care mental health integration. Each section is supervised by a Mental Health Service Section Chief who is a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) and provides direct care to Veterans while he/she ensures the following duties: Administrative Duties a. Provide for quality and safety of the care, treatment and services provided by the Section in the MHBS service. This requires ongoing monitoring and evaluating of quality and safety (including access, efficiency and effectiveness); appropriateness of care and treatment provided to patients; patient satisfaction activities; patient safety and risk management activities; and utilization management. b. Assist in identification of important aspects of care for the Section, identification of indicators used to measure and assess important aspects of care and evaluating of the quality and appropriateness of care. c. Utilize VHA performance measures and monitors as a basis for assessing the quality, timeliness, efficiency and safety of service activities. d. Maintain records of meetings that include reports of conclusions, data recommendations, responsible person, actions taken, and an evaluation of effectiveness of actions taken as appropriate. e. Develop criteria for recommending clinical privileges for LIP and scopes for non-LIP as appropriate for members of the section in MHBS service and ensure that FPPE and ongoing professional practice evaluation is continuously performed, and results are utilized in re-privileging. f. Responsible for supervision of staff and evaluations including performance appraisals, proficiency, personnel actions, peer reviews. g. Define and develop clinical privilege statements for staff in his/her section including levels of care that include all requirements of VHA handbook 1100.19 (credentialing and privileging). h. Develop policies and procedures to assure effective management, ethics, safety, communication and quality within the section and between MHBS sections and other services as appropriate. i. Review at least annually privilege templates for each service and make recommendation to the Chief, MHBS as needed for modifications. j. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations through appropriately and courteously relating to internal and external customers. k. Support and monitor time and attendance of staff including leave requests via VATAS. l. Support and ensure compliance with productivity, access and quality initiatives. Academic/Teaching a. Support and ensure compliance on the part of his/her staff support of resident/PA/NP/DO student supervision policy, clinical reminders, completion of encounters and notes, performance measures and indicators as required by local, VISN and national policy. b. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. c. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients. d. Process Owner for Implementation of Clinical Programs / Projects with improved results in Metrics associated with Access/ Veteran Experience /Quality. Supervisory Controls The physician is a LIP who practices based on his/her specific approved privileges, guidance derived from VHA, Medical Center Bylaws and Service Directives/MCMS. The Section Chief is responsible for implementing, managing and overseeing programs and services within the Section and reports directly to the Chief MHBS, or his/her designee. Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM - Monday - Friday Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified applicant Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified applicant Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.