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Director of Mental and Behavioral Health Integrated Care Community

Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary determined by a formal pay-setting board process.
Closing date
Jul 31, 2022

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The Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is seeking an academic physician leader to become the Director of Mental and Behavioral Health Integrated Care Community. The successful candidate will lead a large and diverse staff of clinicians, researchers, and administrators, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, vocational specialists, peer support specialists, and administrative support personnel. The Director is responsible for the overall operations and management of all Mental Health services, providing strategic leadership that fosters continued growth in research and education and strong working alliances with the University of Minnesota Medical School and VA leadership at local, regional (VISN 23), and national levels.

Essential qualifications include excellent interpersonal and clinical skills, creative problem-solving ability, flexibility of thought, "big-picture" thinking, and deftness in leading and working within inter- and multi-disciplinary groups. The successful candidate will qualify for an academic appointment at the University of Minnesota Medical School at the Associate or Full Professor level and should have a proven track record of mentoring junior faculty.

The Minneapolis VAHCS is a large, multi-specialty, tertiary care 1A facility that is consistently ranked among the top VA facilities in quality of patient care services. It has a robust research program, including numerous federally funded mental health investigators with expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder, post-deployment health, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, and opioid use disorder. The Minneapolis VAHCS is an essential training site for the University of Minnesota Medical School and Psychiatry Residency Program, as well as for several other clinical training programs (e.g. VA psychology training program, social work trainees from a variety of schools, and a VA interprofessional training program).

The successful candidate will assume the roles of Director of Mental and Behavioral Health ICC and the head of Psychiatry. They will be responsible for the clinical operations of the service line as well as overseeing academic and research responsibilities. They will ensure inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the development and implementation of treatment plans, clinical services and programs; develop, implement, and oversee undergraduate and graduate medical educational activities; build the ICC's research enterprise; direct all activities including budget and fiscal management, Human Resources Management, strategic planning, and program management; provide consultation and guidance in the development of policy and procedures based on evidenced based practice standards; and develop and maintain programs in the areas of professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, clinical privileging and other improvement activities. This is a senior leadership position that reports to the Chief of Staff.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM (Tour hours negotiable)

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