The position is located in the Behavioral Health Service, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID and is responsible for all clinical and administrative aspects of the Psychiatry Service, which consists of 14 FTEE--Psychiatrists (11), Psychiatry Physician Assistant (1), Mental Health Pharmacist (1), Administrative Support Assistant (1)--and, other personnel belonging to other services who provide clinical services provide supporttopsychiatry service--Psychiatrist (0.4), and Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist (0.5). The Chief of Psychiatry also serves as the Medical Director of all the Behavioral Health Services, and collaborates across disciplines and services to oversee the medical and psychiatric care provided by the Behavioral Health Service. Serves as a senior clinical leader at the Boise VAMC providing clinical and administrative consultation/input as needed or required. Duties include bur are not limited to:
Directing clinical and administrative oversight for the psychiatric services provided in the Behavioral Health at the main Campus, 2 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), 3 outreach clinics, other community location where Behavioral Health space is leased.
Collaborating with respective teams, program leaders, personnel from other services who provide psychiatric services in support of Behavioral Health's mission.
Providing input about roles and performance of the psychiatric, medical, nursing, and mental health pharmacy personnel affiliated with the Boise VA Medical Center.
Overseeing strategic planning of psychiatric resources.
Ensuring clinical excellence of medical and psychiatric clinical activities in Behavioral Health.
Facilitating/supporting teaching of trainees.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: SOP-04102-A
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Valid Drivers License.
Ten years on psychiatric practice and extensive experience in leadership, quality improvement, and medical education.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: This position is primarily a sedentary position with a great deal of work in an office, working at a computer monitor and keyboard, answering phone, using tele/video monitor, prolonged sitting, and interacting with patients. Some physical exertion is required and includes but not limited to: walking to various clinical activities, standing, minimal lifting, and walking up and down stairs. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1976048.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.