This position is for a full-time Psychiatrist located in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, assigned to the Lake City VA Medical Center. This position consists of a Psychiatrist to work within the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team (PCMHI) to assist in the delivery of evidence- based care for Primary Care patients identified with a variety of behavioral and mental health issues including mild to moderate depression, anxiety and substance use misuse. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certified or Eligible in Psychiatry Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team (PCMHI) experience or training preferred but not required. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour). ["The Psychiatrist performs psychiatric evaluations and functional assessments consistent with an integrated care model for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psycho-social issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. 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. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Coordinates consults and triage of primary care mental health integration consults. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings Provides chart based consultation, including E-consults as needed/requested. Maintains availability for informal and \"curbside\" consults as needed by primary care staff. Ensures ongoing availability for urgent or emergent situations Routinely attends PACT huddles for informal consultation and education of the team Offers and provides formal education sessions as desired by other team members Provides ongoing training, supervision and backup for care management (CM). Provides consultation to co-located collaborative psychologists, social workers, nurses, clinical pharmacists and other disciplines as needed. Psychiatrists are expected to be able to assist with understanding the often complex interaction resulting from comorbid psychiatric and nonpsychiatric conditions, as well as identify psychiatric symptoms induced by other illnesses or medications. Assures that the medical workup ordered by the primary care provider is sufficient and adds to that workup if indicated. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm; participation in psychiatrist call pool\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *See \"Additional Information\" section below for more details.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.\nFinancial 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.