Psychiatrist (Mental Health Director of CBOC Operations)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas
Internal Number: 623043300
The VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) Mental Health Director of CBOC Operations has administrative supervisory oversight for the staff and operations of Mental Health services offered in all VA North Texas CBOC locations, including those in Fort Worth, Bonham, Tyler, Grand Prairie, Plano, Sherman and Denton, as well as the Tele Mental Health Team, Garland VA and the Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) clinic in Dallas. As the VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) Mental Health Director of CBOC Operations, the incumbent will be assigned to the Mental Health Service. The MH Director of CBOC Operations will work under the direct supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Mental Health. The MH Director of CBOC Operations has a substantial role in the management and leadership of the Mental Health Service as a member of the Mental Health Executive Leadership Group (MH ELG). The MH ELG is composed of 9 executive members who collectively determine the overall operational and functional goals and policies for the Mental Health Service. The ELG is led by the ACOS for Mental Health and members include: the Deputy ACOS, the Administrative Officer, the Director of the Comprehensive Homeless Center Programs, the MH Director of CBOC Operations and the discipline chiefs for Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Nursing in Mental Health. A substantial portion of the workload directed by the MH Director of CBOC Operations will be carried out at one or more locations that are physically removed from the Dallas VA Medical Center under conditions that make day-to-day supervision difficult to administer. Occasional travel will be required to the following CBOC locations: Denton CBOC, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic, Granbury CBOC, Greenville CBOC, Sherman CBOC, Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, Plano VA Clinic, Grand Prairie VA Clinic and Garland VA Clinic. The Mental Health Service of the VA North Texas Health Care System values cultural diversity across our staff and training programs. Mental Health Service leaders are deeply committed to fostering an environment that is highly sensitive to and appreciative of all aspects of diversity. Our staff represent a variety of cultural backgrounds, competencies, interests, and theoretical orientations. We believe that increased self-awareness and appreciation for other viewpoints and cultures makes our service stronger and strengthens our ability to provide the highest quality of mental health care. Primary responsibilities include: Oversees activation, development, operation and administration of Mental Health Service programs at all CBOC locations as well as the PMCHI Dallas program. Directs staffing, work assignments, services provided, program criteria, day-to-day program operations, and all reporting requirements of the Mental Health Service programs at all CBOC locations as well as the PMCHI Dallas program. Maintains current knowledge of relevant standards and regulations in order to ensure compliance with Joint Commission and other regulating agencies. Completes regular analysis and evaluation of program and performance data to identify trends and needs to enhance the quality of services for the Mental Health Service programs at all CBOC locations as well as the PMCHI Dallas program. Resolves staff and Veteran complaints and grievances; provides advice and counsel to staff related to work, and administrative matters; effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in assigned teams, programs and units Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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
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.