Physician (Psychiatrist - Mental Health Inpatient/Consultation Liaison)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Internal Number: 672342400
The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Psychiatrist - Inpatient/Consultation Liaison). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. 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. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification OR the ability to attain such prior to entering on duty. Please Note: A copy of the current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Preferences: ~ Board Eligible/Board Certified in Psychiatry. ~ Experience performing evaluation and providing treatment to Veterans in inpatient and outpatient settings. ~ Experience working closely with colleagues and multidisciplinary teams to provide state-of-the-art mental health care including medication management, treatment planning and other specialized services as needed. 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. Functional Requirements: Physical Requirements ~ Light lifting, under 15 pounds ~ Reaching above shoulder ~ Use of fingers ~ Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously ~ 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) ~ Hearing without aid ~ Mental and emotional stability Environmental Factors ~ Excessive noise, intermittent ~ Slippery or uneven walking surfaces ~ Working closely with others ~ Working alone ~ Protracted or irregular hours of work during calls ["The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited facility serving Veterans in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. The VA Medical Center is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Steeped in southern culture, Jackson is home to a multitude of world-class painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines. The city pulses with music from classical to inspirational, home-grown gospel, blues, jazz, rock 'n roll, R&B and more that can be found all around town. Beautifully changing seasons offer numerous fall and holiday events rich with tradition, surprising spring flings for shaking off winter's chill, and laid back summer celebrations that detour off the fast lane. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates. Contact Ronda.Eady@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. See details in \"Education\" section.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification).\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Major Duties and Responsibilities:\n~ Evaluate and manage patients admitted to mental health inpatient service.\n~ Provide coverage to evaluate and manage mental health Veterans in the Emergency Department, and consultation liaison service as needed.\n~ Consultative evaluations, and if necessary, basic medical assessment of psychiatric patients.\n~ Provide clinical consultation to various disciplines and levels of training including Nurse Practitioners, Physician assistants, Medical Residents and staff.\n~ Write prescriptions for medications, including controlled medications.\n~ Provide and documents education and counseling of patients and patients' families in preventive care, medical treatments, and the use of prescribed medications.\n~ Initiate consultation by and referral to other services as indicated.\n~ Perform history and physical examinations.\n~ Perform psychological counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy within the scope of the clinician's training.\n~ Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests.\n~ Participate in required quality improvement activities in the Mental Health Service.\n~ Completion and updating of treatment plans, suicide risk assessments, safety plans, and other mental health quality metrics, within established timeframes.\n~ Training of students, Medical and Psychiatric residents, nursing students and fellows, as appropriate.\n~ Provide leadership, guidance, and consultation on staff education and development.\n~ Peer Reviews.\n~ Participates on committees.\n~ On-call responsibility - Night/Weekend/Holiday on-call by rotation.\n~ Other duties as assigned.\nWork Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 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