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 Clinical services are provided by a physician who has completed residency training in Psychiatry. S/he must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. Duties: Core privileges: admission, evaluation, diagnosis, and provision of treatment including consultation to adult patients presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional disorders. Privileges include providing consultation to other physicians regarding mental health, behavioral or emotional and geriatric disorders, pharmacotherapy, and group and family therapy, behavior modification, consultation to the courts, and emergency psychiatry as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests, and prescribing medications. Core privileges also includes care of the ambulatory medically ill patient, including the prescription and ordering of non-psychiatric medications and performing medical history and physical examinations. Manage a panel of patients s/he follows on a regular basis and may also see unscheduled patients. Providing medication management services. Coordinate patient care, develop and present treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team; initiates consults, referrals, and psychotherapy as indicated; documents clinical activity in the Veteran's computerized medical record. Providing clinical support, guidance and oversight for the Mental Health (MH) services of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) MH staff and liaison to Primary Care as needed and directed by Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) management. Serving on at least one Medical Center Committee, or representing the MHSL on special Medical Center projects or initiatives. Documenting the care provided in the electronic medical record in a timely and complete fashion. Maintain training and waiver for provision of Suboxone as well as other psychiatric interventions deemed necessary by MHSL management. Provide some inpatient coverage and on-call responsibility and rotating weekday evening phone coverage. Work Schedule: Administrative days, Monday-Friday with potential for night, weekend and holiday coverage Financial 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.