The physician serves as a staff psychiatrist for the outpatient settings in the Mental Health Division (MHD) of the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The psychiatrist's primary duties involve carrying a caseload and providing consultation to other mental health and non-mental health clinical programs. Duties include but are not limited to: Function in one or more Mental Health programs located in the Portland metropolitan area or in other urban or rural areas in Oregon. Telemedicine approaches may be used to provide clinical care. Supervise residents and fellows. Engage in leadership activities. Develop medical services in the inpatient and/or outpatient arenas. Integral part of patient care, teaching and research activities, which are shared with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU); as such, the physician must qualify for a faculty appointment with OHSU. Possess strong communication and/or team-building skills. Utilizes a interdisciplinary team model of patient care to deliver biopsychosocial treatment for Veterans, with MHS physicians functioning as core members of these treatment teams. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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.