Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 978458

Salary: To be determined by a Professional Standards Board (PSB) of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.


EDRP INCENTIVE: Applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP. Subject to availability of EDRP funding. Recipient must apply within four months of permanent employment.)


PHYSICIAN: VM-0602-15 (LL-13-MO-T38-965127)

PSYCHOLOGIST: GS-0180-15 (LL-13-MO-T38H-978458)

SOCIAL WORKER: GS-0185-14 (LL-13-MO-T38H-978467)

***Position is Open Until Filled***

***Cut-Off Dates are Every Monday Starting 10/28/13***

We will accept applications for this occupation until filled. Qualified Applicants will be referred to the selecting official weekly until a selection is made.

The announcement will be closed once the position has been filled.

Relocation Expenses: PCS Travel is authorized. Guaranteed Home Buy Out is not authorized. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates and is negotiable.

Come be a part of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System team!

America's Veterans need you!

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The incumbent will lead a multidisciplinary staff (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers) in the delivery of Behavioral health care to our nation's veterans.  The Chief of Behavioral Health Service is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff.  The candidate should possess clinical and administrative experience to provide oversight for a wide variety of Behavioral Health programs.

The incumbent will be expected to actively practice clinically and participate/supervise in clinical research within their specialty and perform administrative duties. The position may also allow for educational activities. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Staff. He/She is responsible for the supervision and management of all Behavioral Health services at LLVAHCS. The incumbent will provide executive-level leadership in the establishment and maintenance of high standards of care in all areas. Incumbent must have significant leadership, mentoring, and management experience as well as strong health care operations and planning experience and be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.

The incumbent provides strategic planning for the provision of behavioral health care at LLVAHCS in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas; managing care through planning, prioritizing and coordinating budget needs; assuring compliance with regulatory/accreditation standards as well as VA performance measures 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 assuring prompt access and high quality inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care across the system; recruiting, hiring, and retaining high quality staff.

Work Schedule: Regular work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. However, position may also require changes to the regular schedule to accommodate weekend and evening hours.

Travel Required

  • Not Required