The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Physician of the Psychiatry Section for the Behavioral Health Service. The Incumbent will perform general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a multi-disciplinary setting composed of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Peers, and a variety of rehabilitation/recovery therapists. The incumbent serves as an active member of treatment teams providing consultation and direct patient care in collaboration with multidisciplinary staff Provides a full range of professional psychiatric services to address the complex issues (i.e. medical, vocational, educational, and social) faced by Veteran patients served in the Behavioral Health and Primary Care clinics. These direct services include, but are not limited to: Individual psychotherapy services Group psychotherapy services Medication assessment and management Consultation to other medical and nursing providers on psychiatric issues. Behavioral interventions. Facilitation of referrals to Behavioral Health Service programs for patients in need of specialized services. Records clinical information in the medical record according to prescribed standards and collects and maintains required statistical information. Participates on a variety of service and facility committees, task groups or special projects groups to assure compliance with agency directives and goals and contribute to the delivery of health care services to Veterans. Identifies gaps in services and works to resolve those gaps. Provides staff development, training, and oversight direction to Behavioral Health staff members, interns, volunteers, and others as directed by the Chief of Behavioral Health Service. Provides educational presentations to staff on topics relevant to the care and management of patients with mental disorders in the primary care environment. Prepares reports according to VISN and VACO requirements, as directed by the Chief, Behavioral Health Service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: (Full-time physicians) 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). 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 PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section
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.