Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) opened in 1932 at its current location. Dorn VAMC has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care.
Dorn VAMC is a complex teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.
Dorn VAMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Laboratory and Pathology services are accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.
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This description of duties is not all inclusive of the responsibilities. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for Mental Health Services under the direction of the Chief, Mental Health Service to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The incumbent is accountable for the delivery health care by the staff of the Mental Health Service. This responsibility includes the administration, management, and leadership of inpatient and outpatient programs through the respective Section Chiefs.
The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. Additionally, the Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service establishes a climate within Mental Health Service that promotes optimum patient care. The Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service participates in top level decision and policy design that impacts on Mental Health Service through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors.
The incumbent directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Mental Health and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff as part of the key leadership team of the medical center.
It is anticipated that incumbent will spend approximately 70% of his/her time on program management responsibilities, approximately 20% on clinical responsibilities, and approximately 10% of teaching and training.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but you may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to John Brumbaugh, Human Resources Specialist at John.Brumbaugh@va.gov or by phone at (803) 776-4000, extension 4234.
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VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.