The Assistant Chief has direct
administrative and professional supervision of interdisciplinary staff assigned
or annexed to the MHRRTP (e.g. Nurse Practitioners, Secretarial staff, Nurse
managers, Social Service Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nursing
Staff, Addiction Therapists, Peer Support Specialists, Vocational
Rehabilitation Staff, and Homeless Program Staff). Responsibilities also
·The incumbent considers all
factors in assessing applicants for admission into the MHRRTP. The
multi-program residential facility has substance abuse care, dual diagnosis,
posttraumatic stress disorder, and homeless programs from which to
choose. As Vice-Chair of a multidisciplinary screening board decisions
are made regarding treatment directions. If admission is decided upon,
the incumbent coordinates the admission with all affected parties.
·The incumbent coordinates the
Quality Improvement Program with the MHRRTP and conducts Point of Care reviews
to enhance performance in the program as well a meet or exceed regulatory
·The incumbent will schedule the
staff to provide the required supervision on all shifts and settings of the
residential treatment programs.
·The incumbent will plan work to be
accomplished by clinical staff, training classes for residents, staff training,
to be completed within a designated time frame.
·The incumbent will assign work
based on priorities, consideration of difficulty and the capabilities of the
·The incumbent will evaluate work
performance on a continuous basis, providing oral and written feedback when
·The incumbent will give advice,
counsel or instructions to employees on work and administrative matters.
·The incumbent will interview
candidates for vacancy positions and recommend appointments.
·The incumbent will hear and
resolve complaints, refer group grievances and serious, unresolved complaints
to a higher level.
·Effect minor disciplinary
measures and recommend action for more serious cases.
·The incumbent counsels residents
living within the MHRRTP on issues of homelessness, substance abuse, trauma,
relationship problems as well as issues of daily living within their level of
experience and/or skills.
·The incumbent makes assessments
of the veterans referred and the type and scope of services required by each
applicant. They negotiate admission needs with each of the five programs
within the MHRRTP. They make judgments about the safety and security of
the residents within the facility. They represent the VA and the Chief,
MHRRTP to the community, residents, families, agencies, legislators, surveying
bodies and other VA's. They advise the Chief, MHRRTP of any issues which
need to be resolved on a higher level.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Psychiatrist # 903228
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Have not been authorized for