Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1063963

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.  
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

“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

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are/are not authorized for this position.

This position will be opened until filled.


The Chief, Mental Health will provide executive-level leadership in the establishment and maintenance of high standards of care in all areas of Mental Health. The Chief, Mental Health is accountable to the Chief of Staff for the Mental Health clinical program administration and overall compliance to VA policies and procedures. The incumbent will lead multidisciplinary staff in the delivery of Mental Health care to our nation's Veterans. The position is primarily administrative; however, a portion of time will be dedicated to direct patient care. He/she is responsible for strategic planning for the provision of Mental Health care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings; managing care through planning, prioritizing and coordinating resources; 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 Mental Health care across the system; recruiting, hiring, and retaining high quality staff. He/she will have strong leadership skills with experience in clinical and administrative management of health care systems with acute mental health inpatient care and outpatient Mental Health programs and services. He/she gains the trust and respect of a diverse group of peers and subordinates to achieve the mission of honoring and serving Veterans through excellence in healthcare.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment or Relocation is authorized

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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