The Chief of Jade/Opal Clinic will report directly to the Chief, Psychiatry Service of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The incumbent will be responsible, but not limited to, the following areas:
Administrative (Supervisory) responsibility:
- Line and staff authority for resource allocation within the section.
- Supervision of staff, professional management, and administrative responsibility.
- Full responsibilityfor the professional practice ofpsychiatry, including services conducted by trainees, consultants and para-professional staff, ensuring that all psychiatrists in the Jade/Opal section meet the requirements.
- Provide a full range of psychiatric services including assessment, referrals for other mental health and medical services, coordination of care, admitting patients, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in providing quality of care.
- Provide education to patients,family members, and significant others.
- Develop, implement, and document the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for assigned case load of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
- Must be willing to hold faculty appointment at affiliated university.
- Provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training.
- Provide leadership guidance and consultation to staff
- Involved in training of medical students, medical psychiatric residents, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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 requires you to successfully complete a pre-employment physical. This is a random drug testing position. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
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 1985999.
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.