The psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program in the Pocatello CBOC, functions as a physician member of an interdisciplinary team, which may include physicians' assistant, social worker and psychologist therapists, and RN case managers. In addition, 25% of duties will be providing MH prescriber services to Ogden Clinic virtually. Conducts psychiatric and substance use disorder evaluations, develops treatment plans, and implements treatment, and provides clinical management for Veterans with psychiatric disorders to include a variety of complex comorbid mental health conditions, including, but not limited to: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and other related conditions. Provides consultation to Veterans' families/caregivers, advanced practice clinicians, physicians assistants, and other professional staff on the assessment, education, and treatment of Veterans with complex clinical problems. Provides consultation and guidance to primary care specialists, role models effective mental health practice skills, teaches clinicians and patients about symptoms of mental illness, treatment, side effects, compliance, work and social outcomes, and quality-of-life recovery-oriented care. Provides brief intervention to special patient populations with highly complex health and /or mental health problems, and refers patients requiring medication maintenance back to their primary care provider and those requiring more complex or acute care to outpatient or inpatient psychiatric follow up as appropriate. Must have expertise in treating co-occurring psychiatric disorders and addiction. Required to have a working knowledge of advanced psychopharmacology, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy. May provide some services by way of tele-mental health. Collaborates with the team on appropriate level of care with knowledge of the American Society of Addition Medicine's dimensions and criteria, and selects appropriate treatment from a variety of resources and clinical approaches including non-direct and cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, insight oriented methods, family therapy, relaxation training, medication management, etc. Ongoing treatment will include both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Monitors ongoing treatment for effectiveness and adverse effects with the goal of full symptom remission. Will be the mental health focal point of activity to consult on difficult patients and solve patient care problems in the CBOC. Incumbent provides outpatient evaluations, attending notes, and curbside consultations and has knowledge of psychopharmacology and various psychotherapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, insight-oriented methods, family therapy, relaxation training, and mindfulness cognitive therapy. Participates in quality of care and peer review activities and documents clinical treatment and management in electronic medical records including H&P's, treatment plans, pain assessments, and discharge plans. Attends meetings as appropriate. Will be the primary provider of the training of psychiatric residents and/or addiction psychiatry fellows. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
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.