Apply Now

Chief Of Psychiatry

Phoenix, AZ, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
Job Description:
55 people have viewed this job

Position reports directly to Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health (ACOS MH). Responsible for setting overall goals for the Psychiatry Service that comply and support Veterans Administration (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and PVAHCS strategic goals and objectives.


Planning, design, implementation, accomplishment, ongoing evaluation and measurement of program responsibilities.

Responsible for clinical oversight and administrative management of the Psychiatry Service.

Develops strategic plans, policies, procedures, and organizational structures required to fulfill the service line's mission.

Decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting

the Psychiatry Service.

Collaborates with clinical and administrative operations and program/section managers to ensure integrated goals and priorities for the Psychiatry Service are established and met.

Works closely with peers in other services and management to meet the needs of the System's recognized internal and external customer groups.

Responsible to ensure all residency, intern, and fellowship training program mandates are met in coordination with discipline service chiefs and program coordinators, internally and externally.

Knowledgeable of VA, VHA, VISN, and PVAHCS goals, missions, and priorities to

assure a positive impact on programs and resources.

Responsible for overall Psychiatry Service clinical and administrative operations currently structured around a program management model and with a clinical emphasis on the Psychosocial Recovery Model and Evidence Based Medical and Psychological Treatment. Includes:

Inpatient acute care, emergency/crisis care, outpatient clinics, community-based, programs, patient/customer satisfaction, and successful attainment of PVAHCS, VISN and VHA performance measures, and efficient and effective service delivery and resource management.

Major Duties

Planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating a large, integrated

psychiatry program for PVAHCS.

Performing wider-range and higher-level management functions for PVAHCS and VISN 22 through participation in planning and oversight boards, councils, and committees.

Developing and maintaining continuing programs in the areas of professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging and other quality improvement activities.

Providing direct health care to clients within incumbent's area of expertise, on a limited basis.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes, You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Telework: Ad HOC only, as determined by supervisor

Compressed/Flexible: No

Virtual: No

EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.

Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Supervisory

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: Yes


Other companies hiring with Ivy Exec

 Company Logos