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. 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. Preferred Experience: Excellence in delivery of clinical/patient care and medical knowledge. Ability to ensure timeliness/completeness of VA medical record documentation. Excellence in professionalism/professional standards (performance and likely ratings on patient centered care, meeting attendance, etc.) Ability for collaboration /collegiality/being an outstanding team player. Excellence leadership/administrative skills. High quality teaching skills. Ability to make academic contributions. Ability to make contributions to VA research/development of novel evidence-base care for veterans. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation. ["The major duties of this position include but are not limited to: Provides a full continuum of evidence based psychiatric services; including screenings, formal psychiatric assessment, consultation, individual and group treatment and psycho-education. Possess advance knowledge of the treatment required by both chronic and acute psychiatric patients. Ability to facilitate referrals to other programs, coordinate care with other physicians and work in a multidisciplinary team. Required to spend time using tele-psychiatry to conduct individual appointments with patients. Rotate with other physicians on a roster for evening and weekend coverage of mental health programs. Participate in education and training of psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology interns, allied health trainees. Participate in research projects and depending on staffing and workloads may be assigned to other programs within Psychiatry service. Initiate actions to ensure appropriate and necessary integration of program-related care and other local, district, regional and nation-wide programs. Ensures effective /efficient program operations, and interprets and applies program guides and directives to local day today operations, and acts independently in the resolution of extraordinary issues and problems. Maintains a consistent courteous, respectful and cooperative in nature relationship with management, co-workers, patients and general public. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. The VA San Diego Healthcare System is closely affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. In collaboration with this affiliate, the VA San Diego Healthcare System Psychiatry Service oversees the training of psychiatry residents, fellows in psychiatry subspecialties and third and fourth year medical students. Attending Physicians participate broadly in the teaching mission of the University.\nPsychiatry Service is committed to the advancement of knowledge and health care practices with member physicians playing a vital leadership role in basic science, clinical and health services research. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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