As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) has a strong academic affiliation with the University Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and services a major training sight for psychiatric residents, psychology, social work, nursing. The UAMS department of psychiatry has eight PGY-1 residents per year. There psychiatric fellowship program (geriatric, psychosocial rehab, substance dependence) as well as ten psychology intern and fellow positions and PTSD post-doctoral fellowship.
VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN): 982118
Salary: To be determined by a Professional
Standard Board and based on your education, experience, and professional
OUR MISSION: 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.
position is being announced under the following four disciplines: Psychology,
Social Work, Nursing and Psychiatry. Be sure to review the qualifications and
occupational questions specific to the discipline for which you are interested
in being considered.
THIS POSITION IS OPENED UNTIL FILLED, WILL LOOK AT APPLICANTS EVERY MONDAY AFTER OPENING DATE.
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is seeking an accomplished
leader to be the Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health Service. The
Associate Chief of Staff will lead a dynamic service line treating Veterans in
Arkansas. Behavioral Health is an integrated care line with a large number of
employees, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and
a variety of ancillary therapists. The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare
System (CAVHS) has a continuum of outpatient mental health services including
general mental health clinics, specialty PTSD
treatment, addictions treatment, tele-mental health services, primary care
mental health, programs for Veterans with serious mental illness, and
vocational rehabilitation services. The Associate Chief Of Staff for is
administratively and clinically responsible for all Behavioral Health staff and
programs at all Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System sites.
*** Cut-Off Dates are Every Monday Starting 01/13/2014***
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.
for overall management of all Mental Health, Homeless and employment Programs
supervision of all Mental Health Program Managers
and implement all HR and payroll policies and as related to mental health
appropriate time keeping and leave procedures are followed
of budget, spending and acquisition processes for mental health.
and correct, when necessary, all compliance issues
of employee education and training
all supervisors are following Union related policies
appropriate workload documentation and accountability by all staff
for strategic planning and implementation of the VHA Mental Health Handbook
all required reports a the local and national level are created in a timely
and preparation for oversight visits from the Joint Commission, OIG , Office of
and coordination of services that overlap with other Service Lines
and review the use of VA Programs for the education of all disciplines of
Mental Health providers
provision of direct care to Veterans
and participation in peer review of clinical providers
timelines and quality of Compensation and Pension examinations
and ensure validity of DSS and VSSC data
Heavy lifting, 45 lbs and over: Moderate carrying,
15-44 lbs; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing: Reaching above
shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required: Walking: Standing; Both legs
required: Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;
Near vision correctable at 13: to 16: to Jaeger 1 to 4; Both eyes required;
Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish
shades of color; Hearing (did permitted). Must meet the physical requirements
set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.