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Physician Psychiatrist Mental Health Medical Director Job

Physician Psychiatrist Mental Health Medical Director Job

Vacancy No. BH-17-OC-LP-1914526 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $185,000.00 to $320,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/15/2017 Close Date 2/16/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Physician, Psychiatrist - Mental Health Medical Director

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Meade, SD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 2/15/2017

Closes Wednesday 2/14/2018

  • Salary Range
    $185,000.00 to $320,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens. Non-Citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Control Number
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1914526


This is an Open and Continuous Announcement. This position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks; qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at that time. If it is filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.

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. 


The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the nation, is home to one of GORP.com's Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, from Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations to the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, the Star Spangled Banner and Mount Rushmore. Wildlife abounds, sometimes in our own backyards, and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling - the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest. When it's time for civilization, you will find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.


With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) - where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.


The Medical Director is responsible for the overall administration, technical aspects, program planning, policies, evaluations as well as integration and implementation of clinical programs and activities for MHS, which includes staff from various disciplines and services. The incumbent provides administrative functions and leadership to a multidisciplinary staff; catalyzes assessment of the quality and effectiveness of activities, management and quality improvement techniques; and translates the results into clinical activities; program management, and policy development and implementation. He/She works in close collaboration with all MH leadership and other clinical chiefs, within VABHHCS as well as VA nationally, as needed. The Incumbent works effectively on projects with Clinical Services in improving both inpatient and outpatient care for Mental Health and has a broad understanding of Veteran's VA covered services and eligibility for services and, in this regard, ensures appropriate use and approvals for non-VA services.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Administrative: Provides oversight and leadership for the psychiatric clinical and teaching functions at VABHHCS. Responsible for the development of programs in clinical areas. Directly responsible for the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists and midlevel providers and initiates areas of programmatic development. Responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of excellent care in all areas of psychiatric practice.
Leadership: Identify, assess, initiate, manage and evaluate programs to protect and improve the health of Veterans who use the VHA heath care system. Identifies and assesses trends as they may apply to VHA health care system and Veterans served by that system. Evaluates existing and related VHA health programs in order to improve those programs and/or the health care of Veterans served by the VHA health care system.

Location: Mental Health Service, VA Black Hills Health Care System, Fort Meade, SD

Work Schedule: Full-Time business hours typically 7:30 – 4:00 with occasional after hours and weekend hour for on call rotation.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel between facilities may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Relocation or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be authorized for current VA employees, first time and returning government employees, student trainees assigned to the government upon completion of college work, and those assigned to the government upon departing from DOD (uniformed) service.
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


LaTonya C. Parker
Phone: (605)720-6891
TDD: 605-720-7090


VHA Black Hills HCS
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade

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

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