Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, the Tennessee Volunteers, are popular in the surrounding area. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville is also home to a rich arts community and has many festivals throughout the year! This is an Open Continuous Announcement and will close when a confirmed selection has been made or 9/30/2021 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Major Duties and Responsibilities: The incumbent serves as the William C. Tallent (WCT) Outpatient Mental Health Psychiatry Program Manager, overseeing the administrative and clinical aspects of psychiatric services. The incumbent has responsibility for coordinating treatment services as provided by psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants. This includes care provided in the community that periodically requires review and authorization. The incumbent plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the BHIP program to ensure continual quality improvement and excellence in customer service. The incumbent similarly oversees specialty psychiatric programs, including services in Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), SUD services such as the buprenorphine clinic, and mental health injection services. In conjunction with the Chief of the WCT Mental Health Clinic, the CMO of the WCT Outpatient Clinic, the ACOS of Mental Health, and other members of the JHQ Mental Health Leadership Team (MHLT), the incumbent plans, organizes and directs psychiatric components of the administrative and operational activities of the WCT Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Supervisory Duties The incumbent serves as clinical and administrative supervisor for employees in the Psychiatry Service at the WCT Outpatient Clinic, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants. The incumbent assumes responsibility for the management of the assigned employees, including ongoing leadership, evaluation, and appraisal functions. The incumbent is directly responsible for the success of all direct patient care and the support services provided by the Psychiatry employees of the assigned clinics, and the overall success of the MH Clinic Clinical duties The employee will provide treatment for beneficiaries with general psychiatric disorders in a variety of treatment settings, including telemental health. The employee must be skilled in Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology. Must be able to provide a comprehensive clinical summary/psychiatric summary. The employee must collaborate with providers in all areas in the system to assist/coordinate discharge planning, medication, and follow-up appointments. The employee will ensure accreditation requirements are met for all applicable survey and inspection processes, to include, but not limited to, compliance with JCAHO, CARF, and OIG. The employee shall document patient care in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Training regarding the use of CPRS along with all applicable expectations for content, timeliness and other standards will be provided by the VAMC. All documentation shall be completed in accordance with VA policy and procedures. The employee will be assigned to treatment teams and adhere to team meeting responsibilities. The employee will adhere to and support all quality management performance measures. The duties of the incumbent are highly complex and require in depth administrative knowledge, clinical expertise, and complex managerial skills in the independent management of clinical services. The incumbent provides interventions at a complex level of clinical care, utilizing a comprehensive range of clinical expertise and therapeutic modalities in the provision of treatment services to assist Veterans to reach their individual Recovery goals and their optimal level of independent function and health. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM. A Compressed Schedule may be available. A Few VA Physician Benefit Highlights: Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 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. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.