We are seeking a full time Psychiatrist to work with our nation's Veterans! You could be a part of an important initiative to provide mental health care to those who have served our country. The Department of Veterans Affairs needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to provide quality care. Each position in the VA offers the chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Clinical Duties includes but not limited to (BHIP/Outpatient): a. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. b. Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population of patients of males, females, geriatric, and post deployment combat veterans who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues that may include homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. c. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics to which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings including the outpatient, inpatient, emergency department, primary care/mental health integrated programs, and hospital ward settings. d. The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals. e. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members which enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. f. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. g. Ensures that the practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice psychiatric guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. h. Participates in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Academic/Teaching a. Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives. b. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff. c. Involved in the supervision and teaching of psychiatry residents and other trainees assigned to unit as appropriate. d. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients. e. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. f. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Staff Psychiatrist is a Licensed Independent Provider (LIP) who practices based on his/her specific approved privileges, guidance derived from VHA, Medical Center Bylaws and Service Directives/MCMS and is under the supervision of the Community Based Clinics Psychiatry Section Chief. The Section Chief is responsible for providing administrative/clinical oversight, along with the annual performance appraisal. Physician Staff Requirements. In addition to the experience above, the incumbent must demonstrate the following: Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who can give authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine. CUSTOMER SERVICES REQUIREMENTS Incumbent meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. AGE, DEVELOPMENT, AND CULTURAL NEEDS OF PATIENTS REQUIREMENTS The primary age of patients treated and cared for are normally at the age level of 18 - 60 years of age or older. The position requires the incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of the needs of these types of patients. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in respect to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved. Personal contacts and coordination with a wide variety of persons are essential to this position. Contacts are with patients, caregivers, family members, administrative and clinical medical staff, and community professionals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00AM- 4:30PM- (other times as required); subject to change based on agency needs Relocation incentive: Authorized Recruitment incentive: Authorized Permanent Change of Station-(PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program-(EDRP): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.