Psychiatrist - Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Program (ICMHR)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1143330
Psychiatrist (ICMHR) – The VA Maryland Health Care System
The VA Maryland Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Psychiatrist to provide comprehensive psychiatric medical care (assessment, consultation, treatment) to patients in the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Program (ICMHR).
The ICMHR Psychiatrist will serve as a clinical leader, consultant, and collaborator on complex polypharmacy, ethical dilemmas and capacity evaluations. It is necessary that the ICMHR psychiatrist has experience with or interest in evaluating and interacting with chronically, severely ill Veterans. The ICMHR Program needs include the ability for evaluating and treating new onset psychosis as well as treatment resistant illnesses. Typically, complex pharmacologic treatments are required including some antipsychotic polypharmacy. The ICMHR psychiatrist must be skilled in general outpatient psychiatry, including diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. individualized care to Veterans with severe and persistent mental health disorders, including but not limited to bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.
Expertise in utilizing long-acting injectable antipsychotics and clozapine will be helpful. Collaboration with the ECT service is not an uncommon situation. This collaboration does not involve providing ECT but rather managing outpatients who are also being maintained on ECT. As is common with serious mental illnesses, the Veterans we treat often have complex medical comorbidities that impact their psychiatric care. The reduced panel size allows time for in-depth clinical consultation, treatment team involvement and care coordination across the facility and with community providers.
The evaluation and treatment of ICMHR Veterans take place in the context of a robust interdisciplinary team and, as such, the ICMHR psychiatrist(s) will have extensive opportunities for collaborative care. The program is recovery oriented and the use of whole health and shared decision-making principles are important for successful outcomes. Services will be provided by in-person face to face encounters, utilizing VVC, collaborative community care visits, and telephone care for Veterans at satellite locations. The ICMHR Program serves as a fixed point in care, and follows Veterans through the continuum of outpatient and inpatient services at the VA and in the community.
ABPN Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry
Buprenorphine certification and treatment experience
Experience in treating patients in psychiatric specialization of work area
Experience in treating patients in general psychiatry
Experience providing care via Telehealth
Methadone and detox treatment experience
Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM (flexibility, compressed tour possible)
Call Requirements: Approx every 12th weekend (in person rounding) and every 12th weeknight (by phone)
Location: Baltimore VAMC
Occasional Travel: Yes
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. 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.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Relocation/Recruitment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants 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: 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
More about the area:
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS is located in Baltimore, MD just off the Chesapeake Bay, about an hour’s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams bring residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.
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