Columbus VA Medical Center and Outpatient Clinics is is recruiting for a Physician (Psychiatry) to work in Behavioral Health Services. Psychiatry Service The scope of services provided by the Psychiatry Service includes in patient, outpatient, and specialized care. Duties include, but not limited to the following: Perform psychiatric evaluations on a diverse population, including geriatric and post-deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues, such as, homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, medication management, treatment planning, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Ensure practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statues and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic services including assessment and the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care. The psychiatrist may serve as a mental health leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals. Participate effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching of psychiatric residents, perform on call duties, and performs directly related duties as assigned. Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in the outpatient setting. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 - Friday - 0800 AM - 4:30PM, On Call as needed, evenings, weekends and Holidays.
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.