The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for the Mental Health Service Line (ACOS MH) is responsible for the overall leadership of the Psychiatry service and ensures the quality of medical and mental health services provided by the staff subsequently aligned within, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical treatment of patients assigned to the service. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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. ["SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The ACOS MH is responsible and accountable to the DCOS. The supervisor makes assignments, outlining overall objectives and the resources available. The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out the assignment, directing or coordinating the work of others in the profession, resolving most conflicts that arise, developing changes in the plan and methodology, and interpreting policy on own initiative. Completed work is reviewed for soundness of overall approach, effectiveness in meeting requirements, and workability of recommendations. The incumbent also receives broad and/or general supervision by the senior management team also called PENTAD who is involved in significant policy decisions and is apprised of all significant actions by the incumbent either directly or through the COS office. Supervises physicians, clerical staff and other health care professionals as programs are developed, as indicated. Responsible for action in matters such as promotions, selections, on the job training, awards, EEO complaints, labor relations, disciplinary actions, training, and career development. Responsible for the development of mechanisms to assure staff competency and continuing education compliance. Establishes employee performance plans that align with Agency and Departmental goals and objectives and is responsible for evaluating and communicating employee performance. Incumbent is an approving official and complies with all the acquisition regulations, both Federal, VA and local to include, small business, and mandatory sources. Incumbent ensures that Reusable Medical Equipment systematic processes are fully implemented and executed within their service. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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 (must be full-time with board certification )Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. The Incumbent will lead a multidisciplinary staff In the delivery of health care to our nation's Veterans. The incumbent will be expected to clinically practice within their specialty approximately 25% time (0.25 FTEE.) and perform administrative duties a minimum of 65% time (0.65 FTEE). The position may a have up to 10% time for educational activities (0.10 FTEE). The incumbent will report to the Deputy Chief of Staff. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision and management of all mental health services at CAVHCS; this includes all inpatient and outpatient mental health services at the Tuskegee/Montgomery, Alabama, as well as residential and outpatient services provided in surrounding communities. The Incumbent will provide executive-level leadership in the establishment and maintenance of high standards of care in all areas. The incumbent must have significant leadership, mentoring, and management experience as well as strong health care operations and planning experience and be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence In teaching and clinical practice. The incumbent provides strategic planning for the provision of mental health care at CAVHCS in both the Inpatient and outpatient arenas; managing care through planning, prioritizing and coordinating budget needs; assuring compliance with regulatory/accreditation standards as well as VA performance measures and quality standards; monitoring and promoting compliance with VA regulations pertaining to professional standards and ethical conduct; promoting cooperation and compliance of the clinical staff with federal and state law and regulations, medical staff bylaws and rules. facility policies, and Joint Commission standards as applicable; monitoring and assuring prompt access and high quality inpatient and outpatient mental health care across the system; recruiting, hiring, and retaining high quality staff. Telework: No Virtual: No Relocation/Recruitment: Yes Position Description/PD#: 619-52986F Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.