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Supervisory Psychiatrist Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Supervisory Psychiatrist Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. RZ-18-AFA-10081601-T38-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $115,000.00 to $292,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/16/2017 Close Date 9/30/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    11/16/2017 to 09/30/2018

  • Salary

    $115,000 to $292,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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?

    The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC).It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty three county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

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    The incumbent serves as the Section Chief of Medical Services for the Mental Health Service (MHS) at the Memphis VAMC. The incumbent will provide oversight of all psychiatric and medical care in the mental health service. He/she will directly supervise all staff serving the Acute Mental Health Units, Psychiatry Training Officers, Psychiatrists providing specialty services, Psychiatrists serving the emergency room and other consultations. In the future, he/she may supervise psychiatrists and physician extenders in the outpatient clinic.

    Other duties include but are not limited to:

    • Develops and implements programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals, VHA policy and external accreditation requirements.
    • Monitors outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes, and implement strategies for improvement based on data analysis.
    • Ensures adequate coverage of psychiatric services, approves or disapproves leave for staff they supervise, prepares data for OPPE, peer review, and credentialing & privileging as appropriate.
    • Communicates clear expectations of staff and manages variations from expectations with corrective actions as needed.
    • Completes all hiring processes, performance appraisals and boarding processes for his/her staff.
    • Responsible for timely reporting of program information at a local, VISN and/or National level as requested.
    • Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and serves as a subject matter expert to other medical center staff in the area of psychiatry.
    • Incumbent performs limited crisis/risk assessment, triage, medication management, interventional medicine and brief therapy services in inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • Provides treatment for Veterans with a variety of psychological, medical, mood and personality disorders.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) On call may be required after 4:30pm and on weekends/holidays.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484668600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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