If you are searching for a unique exciting opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center is for you. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: NonePreferred Experience: The incumbent must be a board-certified or board-eligible Psychiatrist who has completed residency training at a four-year Psychiatry Training Program. Addiction Medicine DEA Waiver for Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship training or strong geriatric psychiatric experience. 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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES of the Psychiatrist include: Provides psychiatric consultation for geriatric Veterans who are residing in the VA Community Living Center (CLC). Manages geriatric Veterans in outpatient clinical settings. Provides a full range of psychiatric services, diagnoses psychiatric illness and behavioral disorders particularly for geriatric and medically complex Veterans. Provides comprehensive interventions. Provides consultation to professional staff with Behavioral Health as well as other specialty programs. Develops, implements and documents the psychiatric treatment plan for an assigned caseload of Veterans, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the Behavioral Health service line and VA Pittsburgh Medical Center, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessments and findings, Veteran care decisions and medical documentation. Provides outreach services to Veterans and their families as needed and/or required. Develops and maintains a high-quality Inpatient Behavioral Health service program while meeting all VISN and VACO Environment of Care and programm requirements. As requested, provides consultation for all Behavioral Health clinicians regarding the clinical care of complex cases. Assists the section chief and service chief in the design, development and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment clinicians when called upon to do so. Adheres to operational policies and procedures in all phases of assignments focusing on providing quality care to the Veterans. Assists the section chief and service chief in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Facilitates liaisons with other medical programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely medical care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures and requirements, including timeliness standards for documentation with all notes and encounters, enters proper diagnostic and procedure codes. Complies with proper procedures for Veteran check-out, to insure continuation of care. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the ACOS of Behavioral Health or higher-level staff members. Attends regular team and Behavioral Health staff meetings. Complies with VA Pittsburgh peer review procedures. Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychiatry residents and fellows as needed. Serves as a mentor for junior and new hire psychiatrists. Works cohesively with Behavioral Health staff to assure that all aspects of the Behavioral Health Service Line are functioning optimally. This includes strategic planning, setting operational priorities and deployment of resources, engaging in quality improvement, performance measure outcomes, and encouraging and improving team-oriented care for Veterans. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Yes\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nPay: 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: Typical tour of duty is expected to be 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday on site; however, weekend and evening hours may occur when Veteran needs arise. Participation in the on call schedule is required Telework: ADHOC Only NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2022. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available"]
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.