The incumbent serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health for the Coatesville VA Medical Center, and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). The incumbent will provide leadership and direction for the Mental Health providers, clinical leaders and administrative support staff located at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He/she must possess clinical knowledge that provides the ability to manage a Mental Health Program, specifically with regard to customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, and efficiency of service delivery.
The ACOS for Mental Health chairs and/or participates in various medical center committees, departmental and hospital training and other educational programs including external sources. The ACOS for Mental Health formulates and implements general policies, procedures, standards, goals and objectives for Mental Health that are consistent with, and support the mission of the Coatesville VA Medical Center and VISN 4. The incumbent collaborates and cooperates with service line peers in primary care, mental health, and nursing to provide high quality and high value, Veteran Centered Care.
The ACOS for Mental Health provides data related to budget and expenditure estimates. The incumbent further provides for the best patient care without exceeding allotted budget. The incumbent works in close coordination with the Associate Director, Chief of Staff, and Fiscal Officer to provide workload statistics. Advises on fund shortages and recommendation regarding funding or program adjustment and to promote cost consciousness and identify areas in which savings are possible.
Coatesville VAMC is a psychiatric facility with a comprehensive range of mental health services. Additionally, Mental Health Services at CVAMC include specialty clinics in Substance Abuse and PTSD. The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the success performance of all mental health programs and services at the Coatesville VAMC. This responsibility includes the overall effective operations including, inpatient and outpatient care, mental health services in all clinic including CBOCs, patient/customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, efficiency of services delivery and effective resources management.
TOUROF DUTY: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applications will be accepted from Citizens of the United States and/or nationalswho possess a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are (1) schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; and (3) schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of State, Territory, or Commonwealth, or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. The licensure and registration must be a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. Psychiatrists appointed to direct patient care must be proficient in spoken and written English and must meet all requirements for the position.
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.
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.
REQUIREMENTS (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment):
*Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
*Proficiency in spoken and written English.
*Physical requirements outlined below.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate Lifting (15 -44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-8 hours); Standing (6-8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA 10-2850 see below for a link to the form) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
-CV/resume must include hours worked per week and start/end dates of employment - month & year
-If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (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 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
-If currently employed in the Federal Government, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1956670.
NOTE: If you applied online, and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 01, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: