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 Work Schedule: TBD Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive has been authorized. Outpatient Psychiatrists are aligned under the Outpatient Psychiatry Program Manager and are bargaining unit employees. Outpatient psychiatrists provide care in accordance with the VA goals of high-quality, Veteran-centered healthcare that embraces the recovery model. Outpatient psychiatrists evaluate Veterans' mental health symptoms and provide diagnostic evaluation, medication initiations, ongoing medication follow up, monitoring of responses to medication trials, and provide mental health interventions as needed. They can also conduct lethality assessments, determining appropriateness of medication trials, supportive counseling, further assessment, and follow up. Additionally, they take inpatient call as assigned. Outpatient Psychiatrists function in a collaborative fashion with behavioral health team members, other departments and medical staff members to provide behavioral health services. Functions: Clinical (90%): Provides direct patient care in an outpatient mental health setting. Maintains competency in all aspects of psychiatric care. Maintains currency in medication management, including adverse reactions and their appropriate treatment. Uses appropriate documentation to record patients' medical history and all aspects of the patients' Psychiatric course of treatment. Education: (10%): Proctors psychiatry residents to include didactics and oversight of direct care when interested in training. If not, they remain 100% clinical. Research: Engages in research as appropriate.
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.