Psychiatrist (Inpatient Mental Health / Behavioral Health Unit)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska
Internal Number: 715139300
The Inpatient Mental Health Care/Behavioral Health Unit (BHU), Psychiatrist manages patient care load within available staffing that includes staff, contract, Joint Venture/Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JV/JBER) providers and support staff, and fee/consultant physicians, Health Technicians, Nurses, and support staff. 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: greater than 1 year inpatient psychiatric experience 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 pounds), use of fingers, both hands required, standing (1 hr), specific visual requirement (see computer screen) hearing (aid permitted). ["Incumbent is responsible for being self-directed in the delivery and improvement of patient care through collaborative strategies with other members of the health care team. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following: Deliver care to the to the Veterans and DoD beneficiaries as directed by the VA Joint Venture Supervisory Physician/Psychiatrists in accordance with privileges and policies of the AVAHS and the 673d Medical Group. Work with multiple divisions/services throughout the facility to improve outcomes and efficiencies. Collaborate on a frequent basis with administration, other physicians, allied providers in the Inpatient Mental Health Service, and others to facilitate the operations within the Joint Venture Inpatient Mental Health Service program Conduct history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients. Ensure completion of psychosocial evaluation, assessment, and periodic reassessments of Veterans for appropriate placement along the Mental Health continuum of care. Provide psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan. Perform the administrative components of patient care management including, but not limited to completion of progress notes, discharge summaries, signatures, and consultation referrals for both inpatients and outpatients in a timely fashion. Participates in quality improvement activities. Establishes and promotes an atmosphere of unity through collaborative practice and effective communication between all staff disciplines. Fosters an elevated level of patient and staff satisfaction. Positive interdisciplinary communication skills are essential to foster an effective team and collaborative atmosphere. Work schedule: Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Recruitment Incentive: Not approved for this position Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator, V20CompensationTeam@va.gov Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 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) 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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