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. We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity available for a PSYCHIATRIST to join the Behavioral Medicine Service team at the Marion VA Health Care Center. This position will be located at the Marion VA Health Care Center, Marion, IL. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Repayment of student loans over a 5-year period, up to $200,000. EDRP Authorized: Contact Audrey West, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at 618-997-5311, extension 54093 or Audrey.West@va.gov. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Incumbent duties will include providing general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans in settings under the purview of Behavioral Medicine Service including walk in and telemedicine services at Center for Behavioral Health, Marion VA Healthcare Center, CBOC locations, RRTP, Addiction programs, PCT, PCMHI, CLT, CLC, HBPC and telemedicine to the home. These duties include general psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, but are not limited to: Conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy. Psychiatrist may be expected to provide clinical collaboration with multidisciplinary staff, at multiple sites, as appropriate. The work requires an administrative and practical knowledge as a Psychiatrist. The incumbent must possess the analytical ability to research, assemble, and compile information and data, evaluate the results against appropriate standards, and recommend corrective action where indicated. The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. The incumbent will serve in the role of Psychiatry Executive. This role includes serving as the professional lead for psychiatrists, Physician Assistants (PA) and Advance Practice Nurses (NP, CNS). The incumbent will confirm, maintain, and monitor the professional competencies of all Behavioral Health psychiatrists, physician assistants and advance practice nurses as well as maintaining professional development activities. The incumbent will assist non-medical supervisors in addressing performance and will provide input on proficiency evaluations in accordance with professional standards. The incumbent will serve as the professional lead for input related to SOPs, complaints, contributions and hiring; and may be called upon to provide input to support disciplinary action related to professional performance. This is a non-supervisory position. The incumbent with provide input to the operational supervisor for annual proficiencies regarding medical practices of psychiatrists, NPs, CNSs, and PAs. The Executive will monitor OPPE with monthly reviews and summaries twice a year. Quarterly updates will be sent to medical providers for electronic signatures and feedback. Areas of concern will be reviewed with the Service Chief to evaluate for the need for PSB review for initiation of a FPPE if indicated. The incumbent will assist with second reviews of OPPEs. The Executive will assist with reviews regarding concerns about care. The incumbent will lead interviews for applicants and contact references. Performance based interviewing training will be completed, and the incumbent will assist with developing interview tools. Additional duties include monitoring of TMS completion, maintaining competency folders, providing input into developing Pay for Performance goals for the Service Chief to present to the Chief of Staff. The Executive will assist with annual evaluation of meeting Performance Pay Goals and provide input into decisions about granting AA for CME and other travel requests, assist clinic manager in development of clinical profiles and assist with on call planning. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to include weekends and on-call.
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.