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. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric Veterans, who are mentally ill and who may have co-morbid physical and substance use disorders, as well as psychosocial issues such as homelessness, social services intervention, or a poor family support network. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessments, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, management of substance intoxication and withdrawal states, electroconvulsive therapy, ketamine infusion, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Modalities for patient care include face-to-face, video teleconference, and telephone calls as clinically appropriate. Provider must be able to incorporate alternative encounter modalities into clinical care. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and maintain mandatory continuing education. Maintains appropriate licensing and board certifications as applicable. Specialized training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry/ Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Forensic Psychiatry is preferred. Participates effectively in team meetings and collaborates with interdisciplinary and inter-departmental staff members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care. Functions as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, PAs, APRNs, nurses and other support staff. Works as collaborating physician with PAs and APRNs as necessary. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Participates in supervision and teaching in support of medical students and residents in training. Performs on call duties, and other duties as assigned. Primary responsibilities are a combination of Inpatient Medical/Surgical units and Emergency Department Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Services, outpatient mental health clinic and/or telepsychiatry, ketamine infusions and electro-convulsive therapy, based on experience and interest. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). EDRP Authorized: Contact Aaron Fernau, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at Aaron.Fernau@va.gov. ???????Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. plus on call schedules.
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