This announcement reflects a closing date of September 30, 2021. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at two-week intervals. The first referral will be two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. If the vacancy is filled prior to the current closing date, the announcement will be closed. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. **Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.** **This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program.** Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to: Provide direct, short- term, crisis intervention, grief work, and brief psychotherapy. Interpret and evaluate clinical data for the purpose determining diagnosis and clinical status. Respond to mental health consults request when necessary. Prescribe medications according to outpatient formulary, including substance use treatment using Suboxone. Formulate assessment and plan according to accepted protocols, treatment plans, or attending physician's treatment protocols, treatment plans or recommendations. Counsel patients on smoking, alcohol and/or other substance. Record data from clinic visit, including chief complaints, active problems, medications, physical findings and results of diagnostic tests. Report physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Complete medical records per hospital regulations. Network with professional and/or health related groups in the community. Work as a mentor, preceptor, consultant and researcher. Work collaboratively with other health care professionals to accomplish patient, service and hospital goals. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure: Not Required. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate.
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.