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Assistant Chief Mental Health Psychiatrist Job in BIG SPRING, TX

Assistant Chief Mental Health Psychiatrist Job in BIG SPRING, TX

Vacancy No. VHA-519-NR-17-1868418-hhl Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/7/2016 Close Date 11/30/2017
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Assistant Chief Mental Health (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Big Spring, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 12/7/2016

Closes Thursday 11/30/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens and Status Candidates
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1868418

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) provides a variety of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as offering numerous educational programs.  Outpatient services include:  Ambulatory Care Service, Mental Health, Women's Health, Transition and Care Management, Home Based Primary Care, Tele-Health, Anticoagulation Clinics, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry.  Skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation is provided in the Community Living Center, with specialty referrals to other VISN 17 facilities and community services.  Staffed with approximately 600 employees, the facility serves counties in West Texas and New Mexico area, with a Veteran population of approximately 57,000.  The WTVAHCS is part of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, VISN 17 and is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87 in Big Spring, Texas with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.

Big Spring, "The Crossroads of West Texas" is home of the new restored historic "Settles Hotel", "The Spring", and home of the National Championship Howard College Hawks Basketball and Baseball teams.  With a growing economy, our city has many new businesses locating in the area offering more shopping and family orientated attractions.  Big Spring is centrally located within driving range of the following communities Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Lubbock, Texas.



America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.



The West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, Texas is currently seeking a Psychiatrist (Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, Big Spring, Texas).  The Assistant Chief is board certified and is a member of the Medical Staff providing supervision of Psychiatrists and clinical/administrative staff.  The Assistant Chief will assist the Chief, Mental Health to promote the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment.  He/She monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards pertaining to outside professional activities and ethical conduct; works as a direct report to the Chief and ensures that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the VA and Network Office (VISN 17); monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, federal and state rules and regulations, VA facility policies, OIG, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations; responsible for the day to day operations Mental Health at the Big Spring facility and the Communicty Based Outpatient Clinics, Outreach Clinics and during the absence of the Chief; assists the mental health service line chief in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for treatment teams; improve production or increase quality of work produced by staff; and provides strong leadership, managerial, organization and clinical skills to improve patient flow and achieve measurable outcomes to include patient appointment availability; improving Mental Health Service efficiency; expanding outpatient care; and implementing evidence based practices in all clinical services.

Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and may vary by hiring facility.

Functional Statement:  Psychiatrist #000000

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Training/Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Hilda Lara
Phone: (432)264-4820x


VHA West Texas VA HCS Big Spring
Department of Veterans Affairs
300 Veterans Blvd
Big Spring

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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