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Job Title: Psychiatrist (Mental Health Lead)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Psychiatrist (Mental Health Lead)

The VISN Mental Health Lead (MHL) is a Network level program manager who coordinates and plans for mental health care throughout the VISN. This individual is selected by and reports to the VISN Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The qualifications and responsibilities for the VISN MHL are listed below:

  • Knowledge of state of the art, evidenced based practice of mental health treatments and organized treatment programs including the familiarity with all the disciplines that provide mental health treatment services.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques to evaluate workload, fiscal, and performance measures data and other reports
  • Strategic and tactical skills required to lead, communicate, and motivate a large group of managers, supervisors, and employees at diverse medical centers.
  • Ability to lead, communicate, and cooperate in a team based management group.
  • Ability to plan, draft, evaluate, and implement a measurable business plan.
  • A commitment to promote efficient, high quality mental health care, support research and educational activities, and enhance communication between the field, VISN office and VACO.
  • Capability to evaluate and facilitate quality improvement processes in mental health programs, including knowledge of performance measures/monitors, and internal and external accrediting review bodies.
  • Willingness to perform site visits of mental health programs within the VISN on a routine and as needed basis.
  • Monitors and evaluates VISN compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manual, memorandums, policies, program guides, and information letters. Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist.
  • Provides support/consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care.
  • Coordinates systematic efforts to meet performance standards in mental health for the VISN.
  • Conducts evaluations of specific features of VISN mental health care as needed.
  • Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in mental health care across the VISN.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday - Friday, Days
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.
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 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Required - VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
Required - OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF0306.pdf

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • 10-2850
  • Resume
  • SF-50
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
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 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech.
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