You could be part of an important initiative to provide Mental Health Care for our nations Veterans! The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY needs a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. You will be given a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans! America's Veterans need you! The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY Mental Health Department provides crisis management for patients, completes psychiatric assessments, admission notes, admission orders along with suicide risk assessments , brief interventions, handles medication refill requests in urgent care clinic, responds to CRISIS calls, responds to Telephone crisis calls, curb side consultations to Emergency Department Physicians if necessary. Also provides coverage on inpatient and Consultation & liaison service during Staffing outages & vacations along with on-call coverage, assists and coordinate transfer requests from community hospitals to VA. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. EDRP: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. 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 Major Duties and Responsibilities Include: Performs psychiatric evaluations and consultations for patients. Provides "on-call" coverage to acute psychiatric units including assessment and management of any acute behavioral issues, medication concerns, or medical issues. Provides psychiatric consultation to inpatient medical and surgical units when needed urgently, including assessment of behavioral disruptions/emergencies and other psychiatric conditions Provides supervision to psychiatry staff who may also be on-call including review of interview, assessment, plan and documentation Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Application Package Reminder: It is recommended you submit your Application for Physicians: VA Form 10-2850 to prevent delay in qualification, selection and expedited on-boarding alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
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.