VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) in Long Beach, CA is recruiting for an outstanding candidate to serve as the Deputy Chief of Psychiatry. This position provides support to the Chief of Psychiatry carrying out the mission of the service and VA Medical Center. This position supports all sections of Mental Health located in Long Beach VACMC and affiliated Community Based Out-Patient Clinics. Welcome to VA Long Beach Tibor Rubin- History To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board Certified Management Experience Preferred Experience: Board certified in Psychiatry Prior leadership experience with strengths in mentorship, leadership, and section administrative management Clinical and leadership experience involving, but not limited to: strategic planning, quality and process improvement, clinical operations, supervision and leadership of direct reports within the VA system Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. ["The Deputy Chief of Psychiatry provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Mental Health Service Line to ensure the achievement of clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Mental Healthcare Group and serves as a key clinical resource for the Chief of Staff. Major duties of the position include but are not limited to: Oversight and optimization of clinical operations including, procedures, in-person, and telehealth visits Empowers staff to resolve problems and complaints independently at the lowest level Strong commitment to providing quality clinical care, scholarly and research activity, and medical education Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery in the service so as to enhance patient safety Collaboration and effective communication with interdisciplinary staff Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards Participates in committees and meetings as assigned by the Chief of Psychiatry Aids in the development of the annual strategic and budget plan for the service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director's Office and/or Fiscal Service Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationships of all the medical center services in achieving the mission. Recruitment/on-boarding of physicians and LIPs within the Mental Health section and responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service. Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and ensures delivery of high-quality, safe care within the Mental Health section Oversees compliance with credentialing/privileging, FPPE/OPPE including peer-review for staff psychiatrists and LIPs Responds to inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, Patient Advocate and national investigative bodies as relevant to the cardiology section. Provides direct clinical care in the relevant specialty area commensurate with the role and other duties Plans the provision of services with a patient centered vision so as to enhance patient education and shared decision making. Preferred Experience: Board certified in Psychiatry Prior leadership experience with strengths in mentorship, leadership and section administrative management Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs Clinical and leadership experience involving, but not limited to: strategic planning, quality and process improvement, clinical operations, supervision and leadership of direct reports within the VA system VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: No Virtual: Not a virtual position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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