The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a full time, permanent, Psychiatry Medical Director in Mental Health Service line. Incumbent reports administratively to the Chief of Staff at the Sioux Falls VA HCS. The Mental Health Service (MHS) Medical Director is responsible for the clinical performance of Mental Health (MH) in accordance with the mission of the Medical Center, Network, and VHA. The Mental Health Medical Director provides clinical leadership to the Service. Directs the development and maintenance of innovative cost-effective programs, which meets JCAHO, Network 23, VHA Headquarters, and medical center standards. Develops and maintains continuing programs in the areas of professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging and other quality improvement activities. Assures sound financial, human resource, space and equipment practices, consistent with medical center goals and objectives. Assures a safe work environment. Serves as first line supervisor and has supervisory authority over the medical staff. Clinical Administrative/Supervisory Authority/Program Management: (40%) Responsible for providing input for staffing levels, hiring, training, assuring competency and nurturing an appropriate mix of staff necessary to provide the range of product line services. Responsible for the development and implementation of policy and procedures, which guide professional and support staff in the entire range of functional activities. Assures that rules, regulations, laws, standards of practice, benchmarks for productivity, quality, and customer service expectations are met or exceeded. Assures there are efforts in place to continually improve performance. Clinical Responsibilities: (40%) Examine, diagnose, and treat Veterans and their families, and maintain medical records. Provide consultation within their discipline. Provide clinical leadership and problem solving for clinical programs of which Mental Health Service has direct responsibility. Spends a majority of his/her clinical time on the following: Treat mentally ill patients in various settings as required; Participate in treatment planning and meetings as required for clinical functioning; Provide quality care based on current standards of practice. Other Significant Responsibilities: (10%) Support services are provided in a medical center setting or community based outpatient clinics. Interacts directly with other product line managers as Mental Health's functional subject matter expert and as a member of Mental Health leadership. Directs and evaluates work performed by the distinct disciplines involved in mental health care in order to provide a comprehensive continuum of care. Research: (10%) The incumbent is responsible for the quality and integrity of all research conducted by members of the MHS. Be able to identify, execute, participate in research activities, and generate effective reports that are worthy of publication. Will supervise and support staff and student research development. Will communicate and promote and develop the broad use of the results of research. Work Schedule: Typically Monday-Friday, administrative hours. Additional information maybe provided during interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.