Physician (Psychiatrist) - Medical Director of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Internal Number: 609950500
Since 1946, the Richmond VAMC has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Located just hours from the mountains or the beach, Richmond provides a wonderful opportunity for all. It is home to major education centers including VCU and University of Richmond, as well as numerous historical sites, theaters and entertainment venues. Come see what Richmond has to offer! Duties and needs of this position include, but are not limited to: provides Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment and manages the TMS clinic screens and reviews consults, evaluating for suitability for treatment, educates the patient/family, obtains written informed consent, determines cap placement, positions the helmet, locates anatomical landmarks, determines the motor threshold, communicates treatment parameters and scheduling needs with TMS clinic staff, communicates with referral sources and other providers, monitors treatment, addresses adverse effects, modifies and terminates treatment as needed, and issues aftercare recommendations highly skilled in the management of patients' mental health needs, with particular emphasis on the evaluation and management of treatment-resistant depression and suicide risk knowledgeable about and adherent to civil commitment law and procedures may carry an assigned clinical workload, such as seeing outpatients in the outpatient clinic setting for longitudinal care and seeing inpatient consults on the medical/surgical units delivers care via a variety of modalities including in-person, telehealth, and telephone care VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible with a four year commitment Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for EDRP. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy 1021 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact Monique Head, Monique.Head@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM, voluntary call for additional pay may be available 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, 11 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 Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
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.