Physician (Psychiatrist - Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mather AFB, California
Internal Number: 661222800
This position is eligible for the 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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. License. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. English. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Candidates must: 1) possess a current, full, unrestricted medical license in any state, 2) board prepared/certified in Psychiatry, and 3) and confirm vaccination for seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which are both requirements for all Health Care Personnel (HCP) employed by Department of Veterans Affairs. Preferred experience: have demonstrated leadership experience and be board certified in Psychiatry. 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: The work is primarily sedentary but may require some Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight pulling (1hr); Walking (2hr); Standing (2hr); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. ["VA Northern California Health Care System is looking for a dynamic and committed leader to join our team! VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is seeking an Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health (ACOS/MH) to join the Chief of Staff and the Executive Leadership team in leading our health care system in fulfilling its mission as a Mental Health Center of Excellence. The duty station will be at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA. The ACOS/MH will be organized and dynamic, and have responsibility for overseeing the planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating of Mental Health services provided throughout this large and complex VA health care system. VANCHCS Mental Health Service has over 280 employees at 10 geographically dispersed locations throughout Northern California. We offer a full range of outpatient Mental Health services, including General Mental Health at seven geographically separated clinics. Other services offered include PTSD treatment, Substance Use Disorder, Tele-Mental Health services, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, and specialized programs for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness (e.g., MHICM, compensated work therapy and vocational rehabilitation) services; and two Acute Inpatient Mental Health units, including one at our main campus at the Sacramento VA Medical Center in Mather, CA and a joint VA-USAF unit at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base. Mental Health Service is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). The selected candidate will supervise and teach UC Davis psychiatry residents and medical students on the UC Davis Medical School campus and will receive an academic appointment at a level commensurate with their academic accomplishments and experience. The ACOS/MH will also work with UC Davis teaching faculty to expand existing educational rotations for medical students and residents and will help develop new rotations within the VA Northern California HCS. The qualified candidates will be seasoned clinicians who demonstrate extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and an administrator and possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, be able to build teams, and coach clinical leaders as they work toward common goals. Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as operational and financial skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to meet VA established performance measure goals and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards of the Veterans Health Administration and other accrediting bodies. The ACOS/MH should possess the ability to promote innovation, be able to lead others and inspire organizational excellence. More About the Area:\nhttp://www.cityofsacramento.org/Living-Here Sacramento, California is one of the most historic cities in California. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River, two hours between both San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains with access to exceptional wine in Napa and Sonoma. Known as America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, recognized for its cutting-edge cuisine, farm-fresh restaurants, and plentiful farmers' markets. Sacramento has many cultural and artistic events, live music, dining and the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Come see why this is the place to live, work and play! Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Has been Approved\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance):Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nWork Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Available on Ad-Hoc basis\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. 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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.