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Chief Of Psychiatry Medical Director Job in DALLAS, TX

Chief Of Psychiatry Medical Director Job in DALLAS, TX

Vacancy No. AH-16-JC-1805029 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $260,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/28/2016 Close Date 10/18/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Chief of Psychiatry (Medical Director)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Dallas, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Agency Employees Only

Opened Wednesday 9/28/2016

Closes Wednesday 10/19/2016

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Open to current Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1805029

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is the second busiest VA system in the nation and we are growing! Comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 4,000 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. VANTHCS also coordinates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic program throughout its 40-county primary service area to improve access to care for Veterans, 38 in North Texas and 2 in Southern Oklahoma. Through these four distinctive facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS offers a continuum of health care services to a Veteran population of approximately 500,000. Housed on a 84-acre campus, Dallas VA Medical Center is the corporate headquarters for VANTHCS and serves as the tertiary referral center. Through its partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern), it also has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center. Primary care and multi-specialty outpatient clinics are also provided, making VANTHCS the second largest health care system based on number of patients seen.

As a VA Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 

NOTE: Education and experience will be determined by a Compensation Panel to determine the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) Mental Health Service provides a full range of mental health services including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, forensics, psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse sub-specialty services, trauma services, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer support services, opiate replacement programs, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and inpatient programs. There is ongoing active research in addiction psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Disaster Psychiatry, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, social workers and nurses. VA North Texas Health Care System has an active relationship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as our primary affiliate.

As the Chief of Psychiatry (Medical Director) Mental Health Service, the incumbent will work with the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health (ACOS-MH) and the Mental Health Administrative Officer (AO), is responsible for the overall operation of the Dallas MH Outpatient clinics and maintains oversight of the Acute MH Inpatient Psychiatric team. The incumbent will oversee clinical psychiatry operations, including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development. Assurance that clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of available resources will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission/CARF etc. The incumbent supports and is responsible for inspiring, motivating, and guiding the VANTHCS MH multidisciplinary teams in achieving strategic goals and plans of the service. He/she collaborates with other supervisors in the Mental Health Service Line as well as non-Mental Health managers (Chief Medical Officers, Service chiefs and program managers), in fulfilling responsibilities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


·         Function as a provider in the respective specialty maintaining responsibility for the overall psychiatric care of patients with conditions requiring treatment which includes consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting.

·         Make provisions for psychiatric care in the outpatient setting including diagnosis, management, and follow-up of psychiatric patients, review and make recommendations for transfer to a tertiary care center when appropriate.

·         Ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborates with referring providers.

·         Serve as an attending physician to medical students and psychiatry residents.


·         Provide leadership and accountability for all aspects of psychiatric care at VANTHCS.

·         Utilize data to formulate both short and long term strategic goals for the product line, implementation of general policies, standards, and goals consistent with the mission of VHA and in compliance with applicable accreditation agencies

·         Monitor and ensure efficient and appropriate operation of the product line.

·         Manage all personnel aspects of the Psychiatry Service, and collaborate with the ACOS-MH to ensure effective operation of the overall Mental Health Service.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician / 000000; an approved Scope of Practice (SOP) for Mental Health Service Physician Psychiatrists is on file.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://www.fsc.va.gov/FSC/PCS.asp.
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Jessica Cage
Phone: (214)857-3785


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
4500 South Lancaster Road

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

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