This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 25, 2022, with subsequent cut off dates on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement may close without prior notification. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive authorized PCS Expenses not authorized Performance Pay: Annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k) To qualify for this position applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement 12/30/2022. 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. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: None 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, 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, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ["Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP Psychiatrist will treat Veterans within the outpatient Mental Health clinic, practicing as a generalist of various mental health disorders. BHIP psychiatrists are an integral member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, which consists of other social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, peer support specialists and clinical mental health pharmacists. Our BHIP teams work in close collaboration, with weekly protected team meeting times to develop treatment plans and ensure quality mental health care to our Veterans. Duties: Screen, evaluate, and admit or enroll patient to psychiatry programs. Key psychiatric functions include a full spectrum of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services provided by qualified interdisciplinary staff in a safe and dignified setting with emphasis on least restrictive approach. These include but are not limited to: individual psychotherapy. Care manager supervision. Crisis intervention. Psycho-Pharmacology. Consultation/liaison. Patient education. Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms, (EKGs), etc. including HIV tests and evaluate results of such tests, as indicated. Provide psychiatric on-call coverage and prescribe Clozapine, as indicated. Prescribe appropriate pharmaceutical agents for smoking cessation. Prescribe Buprenorphine. (If applicable, requires DEA x-waiver) Completing functional assessments/evaluations (including the mental status evaluation). Prescribe evidenced-based pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders. Initiate and refill prescriptions for all applicable medications. Carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making. Write orders and notes in CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System). Administer and document Suicide Risk Assessment in CPRS. Telephone consultation with patients and family members. Function as member of assigned committees, task forces, and investigative teams. Attend Mental Health Program and Mental Health Service meetings as assigned. Teach and supervise medical students, PA students, psychiatry (and as needed, residents from other specialties) residents and fellows, and NP students. Faculty appointment(s) may be required. Modality of care may include telehealth from a VA owned/leased facility or telehealth from the provider's home directly into the Veteran's home. (Contingent on approval of Chief of Mental Health). Position may work with the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) and provide psychopharmacological services as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm\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.