TheAssociate Chief of Staff Mental Health Service(ACOS-MH)is a Chief positionthat willoversee Mental Health Service (MHS) operations at theVA facility levelcurrently structured around a matrix of clinical operations managers and professional lines (Social Work, Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health Nursing) at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS).Incumbent has final decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the Mental Health Services (MHS) and mental health activities.The ACOS-MH oversees and ins responsible for all clinicalmental health activities at TVHS. The ACOS-MH collaborates with operations managers, program managers, section managers, and professional chiefs to ensure goals and priorities for mentalhealth are established and met. Incumbent will work closely with Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, andother Associate Chiefs of Staff, and Service line Chiefs.Work closely with ACOS of Education, Associate Director of Patient Care Services, the Chiefs of SocialWork, Psychiatry, and Psychology to ensure all graduate training and post-graduate training program mandates are met incoordination with programcoordinators, internally and externally.Incumbent is knowledgeable of issues of mental health, homeless services and suicide prevention to assure a positive impact on programs and resources. Other responsibilities
to include, but not limited to, the following:
Develop, implement, and maintain service line and program level quality improvement activities focused on successful attainment.
Provides program direction and guidance to subordinate staff, effectively delegates authority and responsibility to subordinates necessary to carry out assigned tasks.
Leads theservice through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team based-management.
Coordinates and expandsuse of all pertinent resources available for patient care, develops extensive community relationships/partnerships with individuals and with health, social and welfare agencies.
Maintains close liaison with senior management staff, other serviced line directors and service chiefs.
Evaluates past resource utilization, perceived future short and long-term resource requirements for service.
5+ years experience in addiction, marriage and family therapy,substance abuse, psychology, mental health or social work.
5+ years of experience in an administrative capacity is the minimum experience requirement for a mental health program
In-depth knowledge of psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, and psychiatric casework both in terms of theory as well as treatment techniques.Significant coursework and professional experience in the mental health field that indicates knowledge of management and supervision techniques, peer review, quality assurance, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and psychological evaluation techniques.
Experience in the coordination and administration of mental health service delivery systems
Leadership skills to inspire confidence and to motivate, mentor and guide staff.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteoptatic medicine. The degree must have been obtained froman institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in
which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on
Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which
the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility
officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the
applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if
claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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.
Physical requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Preferred Experience/Credentials: Board Certified in Psychiatry
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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: The work is mainly sedentary. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending for periods of time.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume
2.Copy of medical license
3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (availableathttp://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
ADDITIONAL FORMS MAY BE SUBMITTED WITH INITIAL PACKAGE OR WILL BE REQUIRED IF SELECTED FOR THE POSITION: