The incumbent will provide direct patient care and supervision of the Mental Health staff including psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers at the Community Base Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Hickory, N.C. Physician will be responsible for providing or coordinating all aspects of mental health care for male and female patients including preventive, urgent, and routine care. The CBOC Mental Health Section includes Outpatient services and Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI). Physicians will be responsible for meeting access, quality, efficiency, satisfaction, and other standards of performance.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Provide for the quality and safety of the care, treatment and services in the Mental Health Section. Including, monitoring and evaluation of: quality and safety, including access, efficiency, and effectiveness; appropriateness of routine and urgent/emergent care and treatment; patient satisfaction activities; patient safety and risk management activities, and utilization management.
Assist in identification of important aspects of care for the section, identification of indicators used to measure and assess those aspects of care, and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of care. Monitors are consistent with the medical center's performance goals and monitors.
Lead Mental Health Section meetings and CBOC meetings as requested by the CBOC Director. Maintains records of meetings that include data aggregation and analysis, discussions, reports of conclusions, recommendations, and identification of responsible persons for action items, action taken, and an evaluation of effectiveness of the actions taken as appropriate.
Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes, regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. Functional Statement Title/#: Psychiatrist - Section Chief, Mental Health, CBOC/#000000
This position does not require filing a Financial Disclosure Form.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:Clinical experience in adult outpatient psychiatryand veteran related diagnosis. Administrative leadership experience in supervising other psychiatrists and mental health professionals.
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: Functional requirements include the following abilities: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over, light carrying under 15 pounds, walking for (4) hours, standing for four (4) hours,ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish shades of color, hear the whispered voice (aid permitted).
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