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Associate Chief Of Staff Acos Psychologist Behavioral Health Service Job in BOISE, ID

Associate Chief Of Staff Acos Psychologist Behavioral Health Service Job in BOISE, ID

Vacancy No. XB-17-CLC-1925638 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $119,285.00 to $155,073.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/23/2017 Close Date 9/23/2017
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Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Psychologist Behavioral Health Service

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 3/23/2017

Closes Saturday 9/23/2017

  • Salary Range
    $119,285.00 to $155,073.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1925638

This announcement will be open for six months or until filled, applications will be reviewed the 1st and 15th of the month.

The Boise VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Associate Chief Staff, Behavioral Health Service working under the Chief of Staff.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


This position is open to:

   1.  Psychologist - apply under this announcement

   2.  Psychiatrist - apply under announcement number XB-17-CLC-1925596

   3.  Social Worker - apply under announcement number XB-17-CLC-1929602


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


This position is located in the Chief of Staff Office, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID and is responsible for all clinical and administrative aspects of Behavioral Health Services, which consists of Psychiatry Service (including Behavioral Health APRNs, RNs and LPNs), Psychology Service and Social Work Service. There are roughly 105.85 FTEE in Behavioral Health Services. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Service, at the main campus, 2 CBOCS, 3 Outreach Clinics and other community locations where Behavioral Health space is leased.
  • Primary Responsibility for mental health strategic planning, assuring Boise VA initiatives are in consistent with upper leave initiatives.
  • Anticipates national trends in the mental health care of our Veterans and establishes processes and systems to get out in front of those trends.
  • Responsible for all Behavioral Health clinical operations, including, program development, program outcomes, maintaining the fidelity of evidence-based psychotherapeutic care, etc.
  • Participation in regular meetings of the clinical executive board, professional standards board, together with other committees and boards as deemed medically appropriate, by the Chief of Staff.
  • Credentialing and privileging, monitoring and evaluation requirements, clinical review process, peer reviews, management reviews and reports, and other assignments as directed by the Chief of Staff.
  • Recruiting new Medical Service clinicians.
  • Establishing good working relationships with other clinical and administrative leaders within the medical center including service and section chiefs.  Establishes service line agreements as applicable. 
  • Supervision of three Chief of Service's (Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work) and an Administrative Officer along with oversight of other professional staff in the Behavioral Health Service and ensure that they are performing to the highest standards of clinical care, time efficiency and professional and ethical behavior.  

This position is exempt from the Bargaining Unit.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00am -4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#:  FS 000000

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to conferences, training, and offsite clinics.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment and Relocation incentives are available for highly qualified applicants.
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Christine Cline
Phone: (208)422-1372


Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Medical Center

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

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