The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Mental Health Service (MHS) Service at the VA Roseburg Health Care System is responsible for the overall leadership of the service and ensuring the quality of medical and mental health services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients assigned to the Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient and all satellite clinics meets or exceeds the standards of care. 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. Preferred Experience: Board eligible or board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; 10 years physician experience and at least 3 years of previous supervisory/managerial experience leading/managing multidisciplinary health care professionals in a hospital or large clinic environment. 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 carrying (under 15 pounds); Straight pulling (0.5 hours); reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (1 hour); Standing (3 hours); Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and emotional stability under stress; typing/computer work (6 hours +); Basic Life Support skills (chest compressions). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working alone. ["The Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health Service Line Service will provide patient care approximately 30% of the time and 70% of the time will be administrative work specifically with the Associate Chief Nurse, MHS and other supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Works with other facility leaders (e.g. Associate Chief Nurse, MHS; Chiefs of Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and other supervisors, managers and team leaders) in the service line to achieve/maintain high standards of performance. May delegate authority to subordinate supervisors however, the incumbent is administratively responsible for all subordinate supervisors/managers. Works collegially with other Associate Chiefs of Staff and Chief of Staff Service Chiefs to accomplish the clinical goals and strategic plans of the organization. Participates in organizational planning including strategic, operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. Represents the MHSL on decision-making committees at the medical center. Participates in the development of long/short-term goals for the Service and the organization. Demonstrates expertise in and the ability to apply a wide range of professional theories, assessment methods and techniques to a variety of patient populations. Provides professional advice/consultation in areas related to professional and behavioral health. Engages in workforce management through assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees, adhering to regulatory timeframes, evaluating employee performance and administering appropriate disciplinary actions as indicated. Assesses productivity standards across program areas and professional disciplines and addressing deficiencies. Has line and staff authority for resource allocations within the MHSL to ensure efficient operation, preparing annual budgets and providing oversight of fund control expenditures in accordance with regulatory requirements. Participates in the resources allocation process of the Service Line to include provision of sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide patient care, as well as recommends acquisition of necessary equipment and supplies and adequate space to provide such services. Oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements for the Service Line and using data-driven quality assurance processes in these monitors and measurements. Functions as advisor to the Chief of Staff, Associate Director, Associate Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services, and Facility Director on issues related to the provision of direct patient care by Service Line staff. Performs a full range of psychiatric services to treat mental health disorders through a variety of modalities and providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality direct patient care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment/relocation incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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."]
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