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Physician (Psychiatrist) Director, Specialty

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Augusta
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Job Description:

There is only one vacancy for each of the Mental Health Director positions (Specialty, Residential, Outpatient). These positions may be filled by a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Social Worker. These positions are advertised on separate USA jobs announcements.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, directs, and evaluates a large, integrated mental program
  • Performs high-level management functions through participation in planning/oversight boards, councils, and committees
  • Develops and maintains continuing programs in the areas of professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, clinical privileging and other improvement activities
  • Ensures effective operations for areas covered by Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook
  • Collaborates with management and staff to ensure goals and priorities for service are met
  • Directs all activities of MH Service including budget and fiscal management, HRM, strategic planning, and program management Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required PCS Expenses and Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are negotiable for a highly qualified candidate. If you are a new Federal Employee or a transfer from another Federal agency, Education Debt Reduction Program funding may be authorized for the health professional education that was required of the position. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. 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: At a minimum, has 3 or more years of experience and specialized expertise in mental health to lead, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate clinical and administrative processes related to Mental Health care of Veterans. 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 lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. 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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