Psychiatrist (Home Based Primary Care / Specialty Mental Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Internal Number: 652684100
The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the homes of Veterans living within the HBPC program service area with complex and chronic, disabling diseases. The program targets frail, chronically ill Veterans requiring care by an interdisciplinary health care team to maximize the Veterans' function and quality of life. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Successful completion of accredited Psychiatry Residency; ABMS Board Certified in Psychiatry Preferred Experience: 1-2 years experience working with geriatric mental health population; 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: light lifting (under 15lbs); operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle; both eyes required; emotional/mental stability; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; outside & inside; dry atmospheric conditions; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working alone; working closely with others. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm; no weekend or evenings; compressed available with supervisor approval HBPC Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner is an independent care provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of mental health needs, and serves as a core member of the HBPC Interdisciplinary Team. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will provide primary mental health care for HBPC patients at least 50% of total available clinic time. The Specialty Mental Health clinic provides primary mental health care to Veterans in an outpatient clinic setting. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will also work in outpatient mental health clinic no more than 50% of total available clinic time.\n- The individual must possess the interpersonal and clinical skills to provide primary mental health care.\n- Conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients.\n- Completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis.\n- Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team\n- Orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments- Initiates consults and referrals as indicated\n- Provides psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan\n- Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters\n- Participates in professional and administrative activities as assigned."]
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.