The psychiatrist will be assigned within Behavioral Health outpatient services. The tour of duty for this position will be 7:00am - 6:00pm flexible and one evening shift per week Recruitment/Relocation Incentive - Authorized EDRP: Eligible This position is eligible for the Education Dept Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist 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 ["MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides a full range of psychiatric services including psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and management of adult and geriatric patients presenting with acute and/or chronic mental, behavioral, and/or substance use disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult Veterans. Recommend, implement, and follow up with appropriate comprehensive interventions including pharmacological, behavioral therapy, and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities as clinically indicated for Veteran's clinical diagnoses. Provide medication management for patients with co-morbid medical conditions, substance use disorders, dementia, and chronic pain disorders. Provide medication assisted treatment as clinically indicated for Veterans with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders on an outpatient basis. Provide medication management for patients requiring clozapine and long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication. - Provide psychiatric consultation and management to Veterans admitted to the Community Living Center (CLC). Recommend higher levels of behavioral health care when clinically indicated. Provide same day psychiatric consultation to Veterans who present with urgent or emergent behavioral health needs. Collaborate with non-VA community-based providers as needed for care coordination Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of Veterans, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the Behavioral Health and Butler VA Medical Center, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessments and findings, Veteran care decisions and documentation. As requested, provides consultation for all Behavioral Health clinicians regarding the clinical care of complex cases. - Provides outreach services to Veterans and their families as needed and/or required. Facilitates liaisons with other medical programs to effectively coordinate services. Adheres to operational policies and procedures in all phases of assignments focusing on providing quality care to the Veterans including telehealth appointments as appropriate. Develops and maintains a high-quality Behavioral Health service while meeting all VISN and VACO Environment of Care and programmatic requirements. Assists the section chief and service chief in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers when called upon to do so. Assists the section chief and service chief in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely medical care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures and requirements, including timeliness standards for documentation with all notes and encounters, enters proper diagnostic and procedure codes. Complies with proper procedures for Veteran check-out, to ensure continuation of care. Work Schedule: 7:00am - 6:00 flexible and one evening shift per week Telework: Eligible Compressed Schedule: No Travel Required: Occasional EDRP: Eligible This position is eligible for the Education Dept Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact Cynthia L. Powell, EDRP Coordinator for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.