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. 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. Preferred Experience: Suboxone Waiver 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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. 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EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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) 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties: When covering inpatient section, provide psychiatric diagnoses, assessments, laboratory workups and treatments within the scope of knowledge and privileges and in keeping with the needs of psychiatric patients. When working on an inpatient unit: Perform initial/periodic histories and physical examinations (including vital signs) on psychiatric inpatients. Evaluate detoxification needs of inpatients and provide necessary medical management of the withdrawal or intoxicated state. Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and special tests/studies throughout the day as needed and work collaboratively with medical team. Complete consults to appropriate referrals as warranted. (i.e. medicine consults). Transfer patients (to and from) other bed services (e.g., Medicine, Surgery) as necessary, or transfer (to and from) or discharge to other VA Medical Centers or other facilities, as appropriate. Screen inpatients to determine need for further health care. Perform initial/periodic histories and physical examinations (including vital signs) on psychiatric inpatients. Evaluate detoxification needs of inpatients and provide necessary medical management of the withdrawal or intoxicated state. Provide psychiatric on-call overage and prescribe Clozapine, as indicated Completing functional assessments/evaluations (including the mental status evaluation). Prescribe evidenced-based pharmacotherapy and stabilization of acute psychiatric and substance use disorders including but not limited to those for tobacco, alcohol, opioid use disorders. Carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making. Administer and document Suicide Risk Assessment in CPRS. Telephone consultation with patients and family members. Function as member of assigned committees, task forces, and investigative teams. Attend Mental Health Program and Mental Health Service meetings as assigned. Teach and supervise medical students, PA students, psychiatry residents and fellows. Faculty appointment with Rutgers will be processed. When covering inpatient section, provide psychiatric diagnoses, assessments, laboratory workups and treatments within the scope of knowledge and privileges and in keeping with the needs of psychiatric patients. Emergency Duties: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (i.e. utilizing BLS skills-current certification is required for credentialing). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday , 8am-4:30pm, On call coverage responsibilities."]
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