Physician (Psychiatrist) - Medical Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Internal Number: 637411000
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. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Psychiatry experience administering transcranial magnetic stimulation (especially using the Brainsway device) Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. The physical demands of the work are generally minor. The work is primarily sedentary in nature and usually occurs within climate controlled clinical and administrative settings. Use of fingers may be required to operate computers. There may be occasional light lifting/carrying (15 pounds or less) requirements to relocate boxed materials from one area to another, equipment and room set-up, and ambulation related to physical inspections of the facilities. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure ["The physician provider Transcranial Magnetic Simulation (TMS) treatment and manages the TMS clinic. The physician determines parameters for and administers TMS treatment. This includes screening and reviewing consults, evaluating for suitability for treatment, educating the patient/family, obtaining written informed consent, determining cap placement, positioning the helmet, locating anatomical landmarks, finding the motor threshold, communicating treatment parameters and scheduling needs with TMS clinic staff, communicating with referral sources and other providers, monitoring treatment, addressing adverse effects, modifying and terminating treatment as needed, and making aftercare recommendations. The physician documents care in the electronic health record accurately and on time. The physician is highly skilled in the management of patients' mental health needs, with particular emphasis on the evaluation and management of treatment-resistant depression and suicide risk. The physician responds promptly to consult requests in accordance with established policy and procedures. The physician is knowledgeable about Virginia civil commitment law and follows civil commitment procedures. The physician conducts history and physical examinations to include mental status examination, completes intake assessments and suicide risk evaluations, formulates diagnoses, and renders treatment or treatment recommendations as appropriate. The physician orders necessary tests (labs, imaging, studies, etc.). The physician actively participates in collaborative care as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. In addition to TMS clinic duties, the physician may carry an assigned clinical workload, such as seeing outpatients in the outpatient clinic setting for longitudinal care and seeing inpatient consults on the medical/surgical units. The physician may be called upon to provide ad hoc or regular cross-coverage for colleagues in inpatient, outpatient, or consultation-liaison settings. The physician writes admission orders and admission history and physical examinations as appropriate. The physician provides psychotherapy and medication management as indicated. The physician delivers care via a variety of modalities including in-person, telehealth, and telephone care. The physician performs psychiatry on-call duties as assigned. The physician performs additional clinical duties as assigned. Administrative duties may require the physician to perform professional practice evaluations of internal or external staff, to respond to leave requests that may affect clinic operations, and to provide relevant information about performance and conduct to supervisors and management of staff who work in TMS clinic. The physician performs additional administrative duties as assigned VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nWork Schedule: M-F 8-430\nCompressed/Flexible Schedule: May be Authorized\nTelework schedules: NOT Authorized\nVirtual work schedules: May NOT be Authorized\nFLSA: Nonexempt\nBU Status: BU\nRecruitment Incentives: May be authorized\nRelocation Expenses: May be authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: NOT required\nPermanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses: will NOT be paid\nPCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized\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)Licensure: 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\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nFor More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits\nFunctional Statement Physician GS-15 FS# 000000 Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Christopher Cullen at Christopher.Cullen@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance"]
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