A recruitment or relocation incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. The Psychiatry Service staff physician provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Psychiatric Medicine. In addition to patient care, the psychiatrist may have responsibilities in other areas, such as administration, education, and research. 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. The VISN 17 EDRP Coordinators can be reached at VISN17EDRP@va.gov. The Psychiatry Service staff physician is responsible for providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in both hospitalized and outpatient settings, identifying the patient's mental and medical health problems and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs. As required, the physician will provide: consultations throughout the medical center; compensation and pension examinations; and tele-mental health assessments and treatment. Tele-mental health assessments and treatment may be provided by telework. Participate in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process. Clinical Management including indirect patient care: accurate and timely open encounter & open consult management, adheres to CPRS documentation rules and requirements and to clinic procedures for patient scheduling & access. Facilitates clinic staff productivity; oversight of relevant performance measures; and participates in the development of the new focus on the Patient Centric Care, Utilization Management, and Patient Safety initiatives, and process improvements (system redesign). Enforcement of facility policies, rules, and regulations, and of the Medical Staff Bylaws to provide leadership in the application of clinical practice to organizational processes and/or systems and improving outcomes at the service level. Comply with clinical practice guidelines and work collaboratively with others; to create a system to promote state-of-the-art acute, chronic, and preventive mental health care. Those leaders who are involved in teaching programs and research are responsible to provide an environment supportive of education, training, and research. Other duties as assigned. The following benefits are enjoyed by VA physicians. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays). 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 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure: Not Required PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
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