This position is located in the MH Service Line, with primary assignment to Substance Use Disorders Treatment. The physician functions as clinical provider for medication assisted treatments & the ambulatory withdrawal management clinic, providing addiction services to veterans referred for withdrawal management & medication assisted therapies for substance use disorders. The physician operates under the supervision of the Medical Director for STARC & medication assisted treatment services. 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: DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine and that can provide outpatient psychiatric management for Veterans in the Substance Use, Disorders (SUD) clinic, including diagnostic evaluation; management of general psychiatric medications; medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders (alcohol, opioid, tobacco, etc.), withdrawal management as clinically appropriate. 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 LBS); light carrying (15 LBS and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["****This position is located at the Lake Nona location**** Provides comprehensive substance use disorder evaluation and medication therapies to veterans referred for STARC services within the physician's approved medical center privileges. Responsibilities in other areas such as residency training, education, and research/program development. Conducts initial substance use disorder evaluations, follow-up visits, consultations, medication management, crisis assessment and intervention, and group therapy/treatment to veterans when indicated. Assessment and treatment across the full diagnostic spectrum of substance use disorders from the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Substance Use Disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-V). Modalities of care include face-to-face interventions (including VA Video Connect), electronic and team consultations, and telephone interventions when applicable. Provide cross coverage to other clinical sites throughout the Orlando VA Health Care System via telemental health as needed. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): An Incentive is Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible (See the 'Additional Info' section for more info)\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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: 8am-430pm (With opportunity for hybrid remote/compressed tour)"]
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