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: To Be Determined Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment or Relocation incentive has been authorized. The Extended Care and Palliative Medicine Service (EC&PMS) Psychiatrist provides psychiatric consultation services to providers and residents of Extended Care Services (ECS) programs. The programs include inpatient venues of the Community Living Centers (CLC's) and the Home- Based Primary Care Programs (HBPC). Responsibilities include providing assessment and recommendations to the primary providers and interdisciplinary teams on geropsychiatric issues of Veteran patients either in person or via electronic consultation. Clinical: The EC&PMS Staff Psychiatrist is primarily assigned inpatient consultation responsibilities in the CLC. The Staff Psychiatrist is responsible for providing assessment, diagnosis & recommendations on psychiatric issues, participating with admitting decisions, participating in family conferences, and being an active member of the interdisciplinary team. The incumbent is an integral part of the CLC interdisciplinary treatment team and participates in all activities pertinent to the inpatient unit. The incumbent will also support the psychiatric management of patients in the HBPC program via either telephonic or electronic consultation. The incumbent also participates in and directs activities pertaining to quality improvement and strategic planning for the service, institution, and the organization. The incumbent also supports preparatory activities related to oversight organizations such as the Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) and The Joint Commission (TJC) as appropriate. The VAPAHCS includes CLCs in three locations, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore as well as three HBPC programs in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Modesto. The incumbent will primarily be stationed at the CLC located in Menlo Park. The incumbent will provide psychiatric support and consultation support to other campuses via electronic means. Administrative: The EC&PMS Staff Psychiatrist participates in: EC&PMS, ECS and Hospital Committees EC&PM Service Meetings Faculty Meetings as appropriate if an academic affiliate faculty member Education: The EC&PMS Staff Psychiatrist may hold a faculty appointment at Stanford University in the division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The incumbent will participate in the educational activities of rotating medical fellows in Geriatrics and Palliative care and trainees from additional disciplines as appropriate. D. Research: as available and as time allows
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.