This announcement has been extended to allow for more applicants and will now close 10/31/22. There will be bi-weekly referrals until position is filled or closed. The VA Rocky Mountain Network (VISN 19) is seeking a Psychiatrist for Pueblo and Colorado Springs, CO Mental Health BHIP position. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. 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. 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 of the work are generally minor, as the position requires sitting, standing, and walking. ["Provide a full range of psychiatric services. Diagnoses mental disorders particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. Provide comprehensive interventions. Provide consultation to professional staff within the other specialty programs in the Mental Health Service. Develop, implement, and document the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Function independently as a member of the VA ECHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Provide outreach services to veterans and family members. Conduct telework appointments either to a clinic (i.e. telehealth) or to the patients device (i.e. VA Video Connect). Appropriate protocols will be followed and documentation will be completed. Assist the program director or coordinator in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers when called upon to do so and with an attendant reduction in caseload (where applicable). Adhere to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team. Assist the program director or coordinator in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitate liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Comply with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Comply with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attend and participate in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director (or designee) and facility Director. Attend regular Team staff meetings, Mental Health Staff meetings, and complies with Service peer review procedures. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approved Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 723-4828 the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\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: 1 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 Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday- 8:00 am-4:30 pm"]
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