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Section Chief Of Inpatient Psychiatry

Salisbury, NC, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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Responsibilities, but not limited to as Section Chief of Inpatient Mental Health Services:

The incumbent can be part of an on-call rotation of psychiatrists, including rounds on acute patients during weekends and holidays.-Supervision of Psychiatry staff in the inpatient and residential units.

General oversight mid-level practice within inpatient and residential Mental Health services.

Oversees clinical coverage of Inpatient Units and residential programs.

Advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters

Psychiatrist and Medical Officer of the Day orientation.

Clinical and administrative coverage for the inpatient Mental Health services, as needed.

Participation and coordination of Medical Center clinical committees, as required.

Managing Psychiatry discipline - specific issues/concerns.

The Section Chief will work with the other Mental Health supervisors to ensure that appropriate disposition services and meaningful therapeutic treatments are being offered on the psychiatry inpatient service.

The incumbent also acts in the absence of Mental Health Service Chief and serves on the management team of the Mental Health Service Line.

Disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area.-Review and approval/disapproval of leave requests.

Assure that subordinates are trained and fully compliant with the provisions of safety regulations.

The selected candidate will work Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing supervision and on-call duties as required/needed during evenings/weekends.

Financial Disclosure: Required.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.

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


The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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.

Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist

Preferred Experience: Board certification in Psychiatry preferred, not required.

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