Psychiatrist (Director of Trauma Recovery Services)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Menlo Park, California
Internal Number: 586278100
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Schedule subject to change for facility needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation Incentive Authorized The Director is responsible for the overall administration, technical aspects, program planning, policies, evaluations as well as integration and implementation of clinical programs and activities for their assigned Mental Health section, which includes staff from various disciplines and services. The Incumbent provides administrative functions and leadership to a multidisciplinary staff; catalyzes assessment of the quality and effectiveness of activities, management and quality improvement techniques; and translates the results into clinical activities; program management, and policy development and implementation. She/he works in close collaboration with all MH leadership and other clinical chiefs, within VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) as well as VA nationally, as needed. The Incumbent works effectively on projects with Clinical Services in improving both inpatient and outpatient care for Mental Health. The Incumbent has a broad understanding of Veteran's VA covered services and eligibility for services and in this regard, oversees the Fee Basis Package to ensure appropriate use and approvals for non-VA services.
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.