Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position not eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Psychiatrist Major Duties, include but are not limited to: Duties include providing a full range of psychiatric care, including psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy for Veteran patients consistent with clinical privileges in psychiatry using various modalities (Face-to-Face; Telehealth; Phone) as required for the program. The Incumbent: Provides psychiatric services as part of an interdisciplinary mental health team, participates in team meetings, committees, and other assigned duties as a member of the VAPIHCS medical staff. Documents care in the electronic health record, including regularly updated documentation of treatment plans, and participates in quality improvement activities and peer chart reviews. Performs on call duties, maintains availability for consultation as needed by BHIP and Behavioral Health staff. Provides Prescribing Staff on Duty (PSOD) calendar coverage rotation approximately once per week. Assists in coordination with in-patient treatments and hospitalization processes, manages psychiatric emergencies in the clinic including conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessments and developing safety plans. Provides education and information to veterans engaged in treatment and any relevant family members or care partners. Utilizes a recovery-oriented focus to treatment and care of veterans to help veterans develop the highest level of independence and self-direction. Maintains privileges with Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) to enable care of Tricare beneficiaries. Participates in the call pool as an Attending Psychiatrist. Typically ~5 weekends/weeks per year, depending on the size of the on-call pool. Maintains a flexible mindset- willing to cover inpatient psychiatry, day hospital, and substance abuse clinic on an ad hoc basis. Provides coverage when there is shortage of staffing, willing to help cross-cover other areas within ambulatory care program mental health as work week allows and as requested by supervisor. Provides training and supervision to psychiatry residents rotating in BHIP Program. Possibly leads evidence-based groups each week. Participates in a Performance Improvement Project (PIP)"]
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.