The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is seeking a full-time Inpatient Section Chief/Supervisory Clinical Psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Service Line. As the Inpatient Section Chief, the incumbent is the discipline lead and is responsible for all professional aspects related to the Inpatient Patient section. 60% of time is supervisory/administrative duties, 40% of time is clinical. Among the most innovative and forward-looking in the nation, the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) provides exceptional health care to our nation's Veterans, trains America's future health care providers, and conducts research that contributes to medical advancements. VAPHS is home to four VA Research Centers that fuel research and clinical collaboration across the VA ecosystem and beyond. We also partner with UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and other educational organizations. We're uniquely positioned in the health care delivery, academic, and research worlds, and we use our strengths and partnerships to improve medicine for all Americans. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.va.gov/pittsburgh-health-care/. If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Pittsburgh VA is for you. The primary duties of the Psychiatrist include: Serves as a member of the Behavioral Health leadership team. Responsible for the oversight of inpatient psychiatric services. Supervises Psychiatrist, and Physician Assistants. Responsible for proficiency reports, personnel actions, recruitment, retention and training of staff. Ensures quality, safety and value of psychiatric services via ongoing professional practice evaluations, medical records reviews and support of staff in implementing evidence-based practice. Participates in behavioral health leadership meetings and hospital committees. Psychiatric assessment; diagnosis and treatment planning. Responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical psychiatric care on the inpatient unit. Ensures SOP's, policies, procedures, memorandums and regulations are current. Psychiatric treatment to mentally ill veterans, recruits, students, active duty personnel, dependents, retirees; Medication Management; Completion of fitness for duty evaluations psychiatric assessments for all active duty personnel; Psychiatry resident education/teaching activities; Participation in Physician Peer Review; Participation in Performance Improvement activities; and Participates in and facilitates research. Major duties and responsibilities include: Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, and national statutes and regulations. Also ensures, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education is consistent with required regulations and VA policies. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include managing depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in inpatient clinical settings. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.