The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is seeking a full-time Psychiatrist to deliver behavioral health care. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a clinic setting. Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates Pay: Competitive salary, may be eligible for annual performance bonus, typically regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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). Incentives: Possible recruitment/relocation bonus to highly qualified applicants and student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Major duties and responsibilities include: The psychiatrist will be responsible for delivery of behavioral health care patients enrolled in the GCVHCS. The work assignment could be in outpatient, residential or inpatient settings. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a clinic setting. All duties will be performed at the GCVHCS. This clinician provides professional assessment for mental illness to diverse veterans of a population specific environment and carries full responsibility for interviewing and counseling veterans, providing psycho-social assessment to promote effective treatment of common mental health conditions in the clinical setting. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Some of the Psychiatrists duty time may be spent using telemedicine technology throughout GCVHCS. Work Schedule: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (other times as required); subject to change based on agency needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.