The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, working under the supervision and guidance of the Chief, Mental Health, is responsible for the supervision and management of Mental Health Services at the VA Medical Center in Amarillo and the Outpatient Clinics in Clovis, New Mexico and Lubbock, Texas. These responsibilities include the general supervision of staff physicians, staff psychologists, mid-level providers and psychiatric nurses. Supervision of Lubbock and Clovis outpatient staff is performed in a matrix model, as is supervision of positions other than physicians or mid-levels. Supervisory duties include all aspects of recruitment and selection of staff, rating of performance and recognition of employees, and any necessary corrective disciplinary action.
Takes an active role as a management team member with the Amarillo VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) and supports the achievement of the mission and goals. Will be actively responsible for continuous quality improvement and performance measurement related to Mental Health. Represents the AVAHCS, internally and externally, in such a manner as to reflect positively on the facility and the VA.
Provides leadership to staff through policy guidance and activities on behalf of patients and their clinical care. This activity will include supporting the Chief, Mental Health, in the evaluation and implementation of organizational realignment.
Tour of Duty: M-F days with on-call
Pay will be commensurate with training, experience, and market.
- A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
- First consideration will be given to applications received early.
AVAHCS currently offers general medical and surgery inpatient
care, day surgery, long term care, home based primary care and specialty care,
mental health services including substance abuse treatment, homeless services
and an OEF/OIF program to a population of 64,400 veterans in a primary service
area that covers counties in the Texas Panhandle, northern Oklahoma Panhandle
and eastern New Mexico. We are a level 2 facility serving 25,602 unique
Veterans. In FY12, there were 2,315 inpatients treated and 264,380 outpatient
visits. There are currently 45 total operating hospital beds, which includes 14
ICU beds and 120 operating community living center beds. The FY13 annual budget
is $180+million. Our facility provides an active teaching environment for
medical students and residents through a formal affiliation with Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center. The rotation includes approximately 50
residents in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Specialty Care. Other
affiliations provide a variety of educational opportunities in pharmacy,
optometry, nursing and various allied health programs.
Amarillo has something for everyone;
Arts & Culture, family fun, heritage/history, and outdoor adventures.
Amarillo centrally located from skiing the New Mexico and Colorado Mountains,
as well as being centrally located to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Albuquerque
NM, Denver CO and Oklahoma City, OK. Amarillo residents enjoy big city life
with small town atmosphere with a low cost of living and no state income tax.