Chief of Psychiatry - Battle Creek, Michigan
Company: Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Battle Creek
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: May 11, 2022
Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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The Chief, Psychiatry Service, has overall responsibility for
program planning involving psychiatric care for patients of the
Battle Creek VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient
Clinic's (CBOC's) in Wyoming, Muskegon, Benton Harbor and Lansing.
The Service Chief is responsible for all professional and
administrative activities within the Service including: selection,
orientation, evaluation and continuing education of staff.
- The Chief of Psychiatry will split time between
administrative/supervisory duties (90%) and clinical duties (-10%).
Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serve as a member of the Mental Health leadership team,
including providing coverage for the ACOS for Mental Health as
- Participate in Mental Health meetings, leadership meetings, and
facility committees as a representative of Mental Health Service
and/or Psychiatry Service as requested.
- Management and Supervision of staff within Psychiatry
- Provide clinical services as a Psychiatrist to patients
including but not limited to assessing, diagnosing, and treating
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders as per facility
expectations and as assigned
- Completion of proficiency reports, personnel actions,
recruitment and retention, and all related personnel tasks with
support and guidance from the ACOS for Mental health.
- Admit, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide consultation to
adult patients, presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or
- Provide consultation regarding mental, behavioral, or emotional
disorders; pharmacotherapy; psychotherapy; family therapy; behavior
modification; consultation to the courts; and emergency psychiatry,
as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests, and
- Supervise and ensure quality and timely completion in oversight
of Compensation and Pension Mental Health evaluations.
- Provide Mental Health oversight to National Utilization
Management Integration (NUMI) to complete appropriate and timely
clinical reviews of ongoing acute psychiatric admissions.
- Development, implementation and oversight of operational
policies and procedures for Psychiatry Service
- Serve as the Psychiatry Resident Clinical Training Director for
all approved Battle Creek VAMC affiliations with accredited
Psychiatry training programs
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM
-May be required to work evenings/weekends
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- You may be required to serve a probationary period.
- Subject to background/security investigation.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting
from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The
degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by
the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course
of study was completed.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or
surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United
States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency
training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an
accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility
for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic
training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty
status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b)
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association
(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed
by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United
States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to
have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training
and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of
patient care experiences.
Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency
training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic
requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as
"Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed
physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed
on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered
independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they
are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform
certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery
residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
To be eligible to apply for core privileges in Psychiatry Service,
the applicant must meet the following qualifications:
- Graduate of a Medical or Osteopathic school in receipt of M.D.
or D.O. degree or its equivalent
- Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate
Medical education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
accredited residency in Psychiatry
- Must possess medical skills, knowledge and proficiency
corresponding to privileges requested.
Board eligible or board certified by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology.
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from
a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic
medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution
whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course
of study was completed. Approved schools are:
Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted,
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on
Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic
Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above,
facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for
Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met
requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG
certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does
not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still
confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility
requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This
position is eligible for the student loan payment reimbursement
program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements
in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application
within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to
$200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined
by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after
complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26
days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal
holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting
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