Psychiatrist -Director of Mental Health Integrated Clinical Community Line
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 706005200
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. 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board Certified in Psychiatry Preferred Experience: At least 3 years in a Mental Health leadership position and some experience in a VA setting. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized amount to be determined. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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) 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 This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred every two weeks. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is seeking an academic physician leader to become the Director of its Mental Health Integrated Clinical Community (ICC). The successful candidate will lead a large and diverse staff of clinicians, researchers, and administrators, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, vocational specialists, peer support specialists, and administrative support personnel. The Director is responsible for the overall operations and management of all Mental Health services, providing strategic leadership that fosters continued growth in research and education and strong working alliances with the University of Minnesota and VA leadership at local, regional (VISN 23), and national levels. Essential qualifications include excellent interpersonal and clinical skills, creative problem-solving ability, flexibility of thought, \"big-picture\" thinking, and deftness in leading and working within inter- and multi-disciplinary groups. The successful candidate will qualify for an academic appointment at the University of Minnesota at the Associate or Full Professor level and should have a proven track record of mentoring junior faculty. This position offers a competitive VA salary, performance pay, and an excellent benefits package. Recruitment incentives are authorized for this position. The successful candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Duties The successful candidate will assume the roles of Director of the Mental and Behavioral Health ICC and the head of Psychiatry. They will be responsible for the clinical operations of the service line as well as overseeing academic and research responsibilities. They will ensure inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the development and implementation of treatment plans, clinical services and programs; develop, implement, and oversee undergraduate and graduate medical educational activities; build the ICC's research enterprise; direct all activities including budget and fiscal management, Human Resources Management, strategic planning, and program management; provide consultation and guidance in the development of policy and procedures based on evidenced based practice standards; and develop and maintain programs in the areas of professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, clinical privileging and other improvement activities. They will be part of the Minneapolis VAHCS Executive Leadership team and will report to the Chief of Staff. This position will be filled by a board-certified psychiatrist. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM (Tour hours negotiable)"]
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