The Chief of Psychiatry reports to the Chief of Mental Health Service and is the supervisor for our Psychiatry Section, which spans our main facility in Danville, Illinois as well as our 5 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in Bloomington, Decatur, Mattoon, Peoria, and Springfield, Illinois. The Psychiatry Section is comprised of approximately 20 staff including psychiatrists, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs), a certified nurse specialist (CNS), and a physician assistant (PA). The Psychiatry Section also works closely with the mental health clinical pharmacy specialists (CPSs) who support the mental health and substance use disorder treatment of our Veterans. Our Psychiatry Section has staff located in many of our mental health programs including inpatient mental health, consultation-liaison, Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP), outpatient general mental health (BHIPs), Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR), and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The Mental Health Service also includes Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), vocational rehabilitation, peer support, and neuropsychology.
The Chief of Psychiatry reports to the Chief of Mental Health. The Chief of Psychiatrist will split time between administrative/supervisory duties (approximately 60-70%) and clinical duties (approximately 30-40%).Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Paid Time Off:
Federal Retirement Plan:
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious, or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.
VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS) provides primary and secondary helathcare services to Veterans residing in Central Illinois and West Central Indiana. Inpatient services are available in acute and sub-acute internal medicine, surgery and psychiatry. Community Lliving Centers provide a skilled care environment with special focus on rehabilitation, dementia and alzheimers care, geri-psychiatric care, palliative care and extended care. A full cadre of ambulatory care services is offered including primary care, ambulatory surgery, mental health, substance abuse and specialty care. There are 398 authorized beds including 223 Community Living (nursing home) beds in the facility. VAIHCS is also responsible for the health care services offered at Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Peoria, Decatur, Mattoon and Springfield, Illinois, and West Lafayette, Indiana. The population of Veterans in the service area is approximately 150,500.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Champaign-Urbana
Indiana University School of Optometry at Bloomington, Indiana
398 authorized beds (including 223 community living center beds)
General Medicine and Surgery
Nursing Home Care/Extended Care
VAIHCS, DANVILLE, ILLINOIS
Alzheimer's Diagnostic Treatment Services
Community Living Center Unit (Nursing Home)/Small Home Model of Care (Green House Concept)
Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT)
CWT Transitional Residence (TR) House
Home Based Primary Care
Homeless Program/Grant & Per Diem Program
Mental Health Intensive Case Managment Program (MHICM)
Mental Health Clinic
Nuclear Medicine Services
Post-Tramautic Stress Disorder Clinical Team
Prosthetic and Sensory Aids
Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Program (PRRTP)
Substance Abuse (Outpatient)
Visual Impairment Service Team
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