Experience as a Clinical Administrator/Executive Strongly Preferred
The Chief, Mental Health Care
Line (MHCL) is a facility-level position that coordinates and plans for both
inpatient and outpatient mental health services at the Chillicothe VA Medical
Center, its five Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and one outreach
center. The incumbent is a key member of
the organizations clinical leadership team, reporting directly to the Medical
Center Chief of Staff. He/She ensures
compliance with federal, national and local regulatory policy and accreditation
requirements governing the medical center, and is responsible for strategic
planning, budget and resource oversight, staff recruitment/management, and
quality assurance within the Care Line.
To effectively do so, incumbent must possess skills in management
theory, cost-benefit analysis, data gathering and statistical analysis.
The Chief, MHCL is responsible for planning, organizing, developing,
implementing and coordinating a comprehensive patient management/clinical
support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel
necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements
related to inpatient and outpatient care and the treatment of our Veteran
patients. Expertise along broad clinical
and administrative levels is required to meet the needs of a large, complex
patient population, and to integrate care line functions with those of other
care lines within the medical center, with other VA entities both in and
outside Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 10, and with a variety of
community partners across our catchment area.
The Chillicothe VA Medical Center sponsors a pharmacy PGY 2 residency
in psychiatric clinical pharmacy and a psychology internship program. The medical center also has psychiatry residents
from affiliated academic sponsors. Each academic program has an independent
program director who reports directly to the medical centers Academic Affairs
Department. Other trainees include
medical, nursing, social work and other students. Incumbent will work with Academic Affairs to
ensure proper faculty support for sponsored training programs.
Other duties and responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
Provides leadership to MHCL clinical and
administrative staff to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs,
assure and maintain quality of care, and accomplish the mission and vision of
both the MHCL and the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. Oversees clinical and administrative
Develops Mental Health Care Line policies and
procedures consistent with VHA directives; develops care line-specific and
medical center policies and procedures which maintain VA-required accreditation
by Joint Commission, CARF, and other mental health accrediting organizations.
Develops program goals and objectives to meet
VHA Mental Health requirements and those set forth by VISN 10 and the medical
Monitors and evaluates program compliance with
the components set forth in the Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical
Center and Clinics Handbook as well as other related VHA directives, handbooks,
manuals, memorandums, policies, program guides, and information letters. Incumbent develops, obtains appropriate
approval, and implements plans to address gaps in services when they exist.
Serves on a variety of medical center planning
committees, advisory groups and planning teams; may be called upon to serve on such
groups at the VISN and/or national level.
Assures appropriate, timely, and effective
management of Veteran complaints and issues.
Assures appropriate training related to Mental
Health issues is completed by all care line staff involved in direct patient
Oversees the hiring of professional staff for
Directly supervises both clinical and