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Deputy Chief Of Mental Health (Psychiatrist)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 4 months ago

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Deputy Chief of Mental Health has overall responsibility for implementing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the delivery of Mental Health services within the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center network comprised of a Main Campus, an Ambulatory care Center and 4 CBOC's (Community Based Outpatient Clinic).

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

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  • A faculty appointment at the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine may be available.

  • Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision;

  • Monitors and evaluates Central Office compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook;

  • as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manual, memorandums, policies, program guides, and information letters.

  • Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist.

  • Lead the Service mental health business direction through strategic planning, program implantation, customer focus, and team based? management comprised of various mental health disciplines

  • Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Nurses; Efficient operation of Mental Health services through cost effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new programs and procedures;

  • Provides support/consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care;

  • Coordinates systematic efforts to meet performance standards in mental health;

  • Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in mental health care.

  • Develops and expands the Mental Health program's capacities, responsiveness, and image within the VISN and community;

  • Maintains clinical expertise and specific discipline requirements for licensure and practice in his/her clinical discipline;

  • as well as having a working knowledge of licensure requirements and qualification standards of all mental health professionals.

  • Performs site visits to CBOC facilities that provide mental health services when necessary to monitor and/or investigate compliance with regulations and requirements and when requested by the facility or VISN management;

  • and provides written reports of such visits to facility and VISN Leadership in a timely manner.

  • Works in a manner that supports efficiency and fiscal responsibility.

  • Works with Residents and affiliate to ensure all academic needs are being addressed in a timely manner.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

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.

Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.Preferred Experience:Knowledge of state of the art, evidenced based practice of mental health treatments and organized treatment programs including the familiarity with all of the disciplines that provide mental health treatment services;

Knowledge of analytical techniques to evaluate workload, fiscal and performance measures data and other reports;

Strategic and tactical skills required to lead, communicate, and motivate a large group of managers, supervisors, and employees at a diverse medical center;

Ability to lead, communicate, and cooperate in a team-based management group;

Ability to create a strategic mental health plan and vision;

Knowledge of customer needs, technical and operations capabilities, and public relation skills;

Ability to plan, draft, evaluate, and implement a measurable business plan;

A commitment to promote efficient, high quality mental health care, support research and educational activities, and enhance communication between the field, VISN office and VACO;

Capability to evaluate and facilitate quality improvement processes in mental health programs, including knowledge of performance measures/monitors, and internal and external accrediting/review bodies.

Willingness to perform site visits of mental health programs within the Richmond VAMC Heath Care Network.

Willingness to travel frequently to out of area meetings and conferences.

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the VHA Office of Mental Health Services (OMHS).

Working knowledge and ability to utilize processes for rational ethical decision-making when conflicts occur between standards, goals, and resource availability.

Ability to coach and mentor MH leadership.

Ability to teach and apply process and quality improvement strategies.

Must demonstrate outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty;

Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing aid permitted.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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Department Of Veterans Affairs