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. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 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. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@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 The Behavioral Health Consult and Liaison Psychiatrist provides consultative care to medical inpatients, emergency department patients and other populations as needed. In addition to patient care, the psychiatrist may have responsibilities in other areas, such as administration, education, research and providing cross coverage to 2E inpatient psychiatric service and LVR3 residential service when needed. Major functions of this position include: Administrative duties for all staff psychiatrists: Physicians are expected to participate in assuring compliance with clinical practice guidelines and to work collaboratively with others, to create a system to promote state-of-the-art acute, chronic and preventative mental health care and to keep abreast of changes as appropriate. Psychiatrist is expected to attend and participate in staff meetings, the peer review process, as well as maintain VA training requirements and completion of documentation and upkeep of credentials required for privileging. Staff who are involved in teaching programs and research are responsible to provide an environment supportive of education, training and research. Clinical Duties: The primary role of the Consult and Liaison Psychiatrist is to provide consultative care on the medical floor and emergency room. The incumbent should have expertise in direct patient care and academic teaching. Primary practice areas range from delirium, medically induced psychiatric symptoms to primary psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, schizophrenia and substance abuse. The position may include patient care in the following areas: 1. Medical/Surgical Inpatient 2. Mental Health Inpatient 3. LVR3 4. Emergency room 5. Palliative care service 6. Other areas as clinically indicated The Consultation and Liaison Psychiatrist advises the prescribing medical providers on appropriate medication and other treatment strategies, also providing the care team with educational support and diagnosis and managing behavioral health conditions. The Consultation and Liaison Psychiatrist works with an interdisciplinary team and inter- professional team, including medical providers, nursing, pharmacy, care managers/coordinators, behavioral health clinicians (social work, psychology, etc.). The incumbent also provides supervision to rotating residents and medical students from affiliated programs. The consultation and liaison psychiatrist works closely with 2E Inpatient service team to facilitate transfers from the Medical floor/ER to inpatient service. The Consultation and Liaison Psychiatrist provides cross-coverage for 2E and LVR3 programs as needed. Work Schedule: Various schedules available, to be determined"]
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