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: Board Certification preferred, Board eligible acceptable. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. 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. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["Marion, Illinois is conveniently located in beautiful Southern Illinois. Visitors to Marion have a wide variety of activities and events to choose from including the theater, sporting events, wineries, golf courses, lakes, and nature trails. Marion has a special beauty that is complimented by its hometown atmosphere. Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center, also known as Marion Veterans Administration Hospital, is a Veterans Affairs hospital in Marion, Illinois. The hospital is responsible for providing healthcare to U.S. military veterans in Southern Illinois and neighboring states. VA Marion Healthcare System serves health needs of Veterans living in 27 counties in southern Illinois, 8 counties in southwestern Indiana, and 17 counties in northwestern Kentucky. We provide health care services to more than 43,000 Veterans every year. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Repayment Program for qualified student loans. Paid out over a 5-year period, up to $200,000. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Audrey.West@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 will include providing general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans in settings under the purview of Behavioral Medicine Service including walk in and telemedicine services at Center for Behavioral Health, Marion VA Healthcare Center, CBOC locations, RRTP, Addiction programs, PCT, PCMHI, CLT,CLC, HBPC and telemedicine to the home.. These duties include general psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy. The Psychiatrist may be expected to provide clinical collaboration with multidisciplinary staff, at multiple sites, as appropriate. The work requires an administrative and practical knowledge as a Psychiatrist. The he/she must possess the analytical ability to research, assemble, and compile information and data, evaluate the results against appropriate standards, and recommend corrective action where indicated. He/She is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. Keeping with the Uniform Mental Health Services VHA Handbook 1160.01, each of the core mental health profession(psychiatry, psychology, social work & nursing) need to be represented by a designated leader who will take responsibility for the professional practice of that discipline and has responsibilities for mentoring & professional development of staff in that profession. The Psychiatrist will serve in the role of Psychiatry Executive. This role includes serving as the professional lead for psychiatrists, Physician Assistants (PA) & Advance Practice Nurses (NP, CNS). He/She will confirm, maintain, and monitor the professional competencies of all Behavioral Health psychiatrists, physician assistants and advance practice nurses as well as maintaining professional development activities. They will assist non-medical supervisors in addressing performance & will provide input on proficiency evaluations in accordance with professional standards. He/She will serve as the professional lead for input related to SOPs, complaints, contributions and hiring. He/She may be called on to provide input to support disciplinary action related to professional performance. This is a non-supervisory position. The Psychiatrist with provide input to the operational supervisor for annual proficiencies regarding medical practices of psychiatrists, NPs, CNSs, and PAs. The Executive will monitor OPPE with monthly reviews and summaries twice a year. Quarterly updates will be sent to medical providers for electronic signatures and feedback. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, includes weekends and on-call."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.