Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 882200

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

 To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Duties

THIS POSITION MAY ALSO BE FILLED BY A PSYCHIATRIST PLEASE SEE ADDITONAL
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 
This Vacancy Announcement has been ammended to reflect that this position
can be filled locally in Big Spring, TX as well as one our Community
Based Outpaitent Clinics's located in Odessa, Abilene, San Angelo, TX or
Hobbs, NM
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Applicants still interested who have applied need not re-apply.
 
This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or
qualifications of this position. This position is the full time Chief of Mental 
Service, at The George H. O'Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center, for The West Texas VA Health
Care System, Big Spring, TX. The Chief of Mental Health Service will provide executive
level leadership in the establishment and maintenance of high standards of care in areas
for Mental Health care.  He/she will lead a multidisciplinary staff in the delivery of
Mental Health care to our nation's Veterans.  The position is primarily responsible for
strategic planning for the provisions of Mental Health care in both the inpatient and
outpatient area and coordination of fee basis care of inpatient care; managing care
through planning, prioritizing and coordinating resources; assuring compliance with
regulatory/accreditation standards as well as VA performance measure and quality
standards; monitoring and promoting compliance with VA regulations pertaining to
professional standards and ethical conduct; promoting cooperation and compliance of the
clinical staff with federal and state law and regulations; medical staff bylaws and
rules, facility policies, and Joint Commission standards as applicable; monitoring and
Hobbs, New Mexico.
A RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED.
Please note: This is not moving expenses (PCS). If incentive is approved, itcomes
with a 2 year service agreement and is not paid out until incumbent is employed with facility
Work Schedule:Monday thru Friday

 

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