Psychiatrist - Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 616453100
The Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health will function under the broad supervision of the Chief of Staff, and working closely with the mental health Service Chiefs, Program Leaders, and professional staff. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. The Associate Chief of Staff -Mental Health (ACOS-MH) maintains responsibility for the overall direction of a large, high complexity mental health care system to ensure fully integrated approaches to mental health care across multiple geographic settings. The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and an administrator. The candidate will possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, and to build and sustain multidisciplinary teams devoted to the development and promotion of behavioral health programs and services that are evidence-based, cost-effective and veteran-centric. In order to care for the mental health needs of a large, complex and geographically-dispersed Veteran population, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) provides a diverse array of inpatient and outpatient programs to form a comprehensive continuum of care for the treatment of Mental Health conditions including Depression, Readjustment Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress and other Serious Mental Illnesses. The STVHCS is an academic medical center providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, medical education and research. Ideal candidates will be board-certified physicians in Psychiatry. S/he must have significant mentoring and executive-level management experience in clinical/administrative settings and demonstrated operations and planning experience in a tertiary care environment. A strong working knowledge of VHA and other accrediting standards and regulations as they pertain to Mental Health Care is essential. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): available for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, and occasional On-call shift Bargaining Unit: This is not a Bargaining Unit position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.