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. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting COLA: Cost of Living Adjustment is available ***Position In Pago Pago, American Samoa is eligible for "Home Leave"*** Home Leave: Home leave is a form of leave that may be granted to employees who complete 24 months of continuous service overseas (section 6305 of title 5, United States Code). The introductory clause of 5 U.S.C. 6305(a) states - (a) After 24 months of continuous service outside the United States (or after a shorter period of such service if the employee's assignment is terminated for the convenience of the Government), an employee may be granted leave of absence, under regulations of the President, at a rate not to exceed 1 week for each 4 months of that service without regard to other leave provided by this subchapter. Major Duties: Duties including providing a full range of psychiatric care, including psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy, for Veteran patients consistent with clinical privileges in psychiatry . Incumbent will provide psychiatrist services as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team. Incumbent will provide the full range of outpatient psychiatry services to patients who primarily receive services through the Hilo COBC, consistent with psychiatric privileges. Incumbent will participate in team meetings, committees, and other assigned duties as a member of the VAPIHCS medical staff. Incumbent may be required to provide cross coverage for other VAPIHCS mental health CBOC sites. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
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.