Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for: 1 Inpatient Psychiatrist- Muskogee This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. This position is eligible for Recruitment/Relocation Incentive to highly qualified applicants. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Additional Requirement: Board certified/eligible in Psychiatry 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); light lifting (under 15 lbs); use of fingers required; Walking (up to 4 hrs); Standing (up to 1 hr);depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability. ["The incumbent is the Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program and is responsible for the provision of Mental Health treatment and services for veterans enrolled in all of the various components of the program, such as the Inpatient program, Outpatient program, and the Emergency Room. The duties of the incumbent include, but are not limited to: Performs clinical work describing human behavior, determining the reasons for that behavior and predicting and/or modifying the behavior Performs psychiatric evaluations, and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness Prescribes medications as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses Promotes, supervises, and/or performs psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions. Uses therapeutic techniques Plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients; develops comprehensive treatment plans; presents and presents a formal treatment plan to the multi-disciplinary team Oversees other professionals and/or works as a key team member providing comprehensive psychiatric and medical care for a group of individuals Oversees the treatment performed by medical students and psychiatry residents and instructs them in the typical patterns of progression of mental illnesses during treatment CHECK OUT THESE BENEFITS:\nVA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): 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. Contact Kelly Nevel, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nApproval, 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.\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment Incentives may be authorized to individuals in their first appointment as a Federal appointment, or to a former Federal employee with at least a 90 day break in service. Relocation Incentives may be authorized to Federal employees who must change worksite and physically relocate to a different geographical area. Note: a position is considered to be in a different geographical area if the worksite of the new position is 50 or more miles from the position held immediately before the move. This is not considered as moving expenses.\nPay: 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 Work Schedule: 8-4:30 pm, Monday- Friday"]
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