Psychiatrist (Mental Health Clinic Program Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Internal Number: 630076800
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. The Psychiatrist serves as the Program Manager who facilitates and coordinates programming related to a program or programs at the Kansas City VA Medical Center and affiliated CBOCs. The Mental Health Service Line provides care in a variety of settings: the inpatient psychiatry unit, the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment program, the Transitional Residence Program, and multiple specialized outpatient programs. Psychiatrists assigned to the Mental Health Service Line are capable of providing psychiatric care in any of these settings. Psychiatrists must perform clinical, teaching and administrative duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following: -Application of accepted protocols for assessment of the individual presenting with altered mental status. Assessment may include gathering of verbal and documented history, mental status exam, and any necessary medical, laboratory and imaging evaluations. -Diagnostic description or formulation to guide appropriate acute and secondary treatment interventions. -Provision of psychiatric care according to his/her privileges. -Psychiatrists should be able to perform and teach all of the services required in the practice of psychiatry to psychiatry residents. Educational experiences are also provided to health care personnel seeking training in mental health services (e.g. medical students, psychology interns, social work interns, physician assistants, nursing students , nurse practitioner students and non-psychiatry medical residents). -Staff Psychiatrists must assist with meeting all necessary performance measures, completing all necessary training in a timely manner and keeping up with medical and administrative documentation as required. -Holds broad program management responsibilities for a specific program or programs that are designed to deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services. -Serves as liaison/representative between the assigned clinic and other clinics in the Medical Center, VISN, and VA Central Office. -Decisions made by the Program Manager affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Responsibilities include operation and management of key clinical, training, research, or administrative programs to include full responsibility for managing the day to day activities of the program. -Advises management on the establishment of program and production goals, priorities, and major work schedules, develops costs and budget analyses and forecasts, and determines long-range staffing requirements. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 430pm, may need to cover inpatient weekend on-call on rotation
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.