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Incumbent serves as Section Chief for Outpatient Mental Health services (Recovery Oriented Community Care) including the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinical Program and Neuropsychology other associated program staff assuming professional, technical and administrative responsibilities for programs extended to these areas.
The incumbent supervises a group of multidisciplinary employees performing work at various GS levels and provides professional, administrative, technical and clinical supervision necessary for services extended to the areas he/she is responsible for.
Additionally, the incumbent may provide direct services to patients and various coverages as required.
Incumbent reports to the Chief of Mental Health Service.
In this capacity, the supervisor participates in formulating policy as it relates to graduate education, in-service training, program development, research and policy affecting day-to-day operations of the service.
As supervisor, the incumbent insures the timely performance of professional services in assigned program areas.
The supervisor has a major responsibility for implementing the mission of mental health services at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.
Incumbent must be aware of program planning and development within the hospital and the various units.
The unit programs are usually developed as part of an interdisciplinary collaborative effort including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and medical or surgical program chiefs.
Recruitment/Relocation incentive maybe authorized.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.
Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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: Board certification in Psychiatry is strongly preferred.
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: Physical Requirements: Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing aid permitted.