You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! Major duties and responsibilities include: Provides clinical oversight of general outpatient psychiatric care at the Spokane VAMC-highly professional services that are critical components of the Medical Center's health care mission. Incumbent is responsible for the quality of outpatient psychiatric evaluation, intervention, and consultation offered by physicians, mid-level prescribers, and others. Participates in the development of policies and procedures for psychiatric care and consultation offered at VAMC Spokane. Coordinates and provides clinical oversight of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other professionals who provide or support provision of psychiatric care in the general outpatient areas. Completes formal annual performance appraisals of all supervisees. Promotes clinical training and development of psychiatry staff and those who support provision of psychiatric care. Assures that all supervisees are competent to practice as privileged. Assists medical staff office with privileging process for psychiatrists new to VAMC Spokane. Completes OPPE's and FPPE's for outpatient physicians and ARNPs. Monitors and reports to the Psychiatry Section Chief on the clinical competency of all those providing psychiatric care. In collaboration with the Psychiatry Section Chief, develops and proposes systems for assessing and monitoring clinical outcomes for psychiatric care, as well as for improving clinical practices through outcome data. Collaborates closely with Chief for Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Services and BHS program coordinators to assure that treatment planning and delivery throughout BHS is Veteran-centered, holistic, continuous, and thoroughly collaborative Provides a full range of psychiatric care and consultation as outlined by clinical privileges. Through training and example, leads the outpatient psychiatry team in implementation of evidence-based psychiatric assessment and intervention. Sets tone of professionalism, collaboration, and clinical excellence among psychiatry team. Actively contributes to the training of psychiatry residents and medical students. Works with Section Chief and local training directors and regional program directors to develop and implement training rotations and/or electives that support the needs of residents and medical students, as well as the strategic goals of the organization. Trains and supervises psychiatry residents and medical students and, as appropriate, trainees of related disciplines. Coordinates and monitors clinical training for those providing and supporting psychiatric care. Serves on Medical Center, VISN, and/or VACO committees and task forces. Participates as member of VAMC Spokane Medical Staff. Actively participates in state and national professional organizations. 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 Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure: Not Required 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.
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.