Physician (Psychiatrist -Mental Health Inpatient/Consultation Liaison)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hinds County, Mississippi, Mississippi
Internal Number: 759799400
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. 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. 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. 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 ["This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until December 29, 2023, 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Ms. Carol Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties and Responsibilities: ~Evaluate and manage patients admitted to mental health inpatient service. ~ Provide coverage to evaluate and manage mental health Veterans in the Emergency Department, and consultation liaison service as needed. ~ Consultative evaluations, and if necessary, basic medical assessment of psychiatric patients. ~ Provide clinical consultation to various disciplines and levels of training including Nurse Practitioners, Physician assistants, Medical Residents and staff. ~ Write prescriptions for medications, including controlled medications. ~ Provide and documents education and counseling of patients and patients' families in preventive care, medical treatments, and the use of prescribed medications. ~ Initiate consultation by and referral to other services as indicated. ~ Perform history and physical examinations. ~ Perform psychological counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy within the scope of the clinician's training. ~ Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests. ~ Participate in required quality improvement activities in the Mental Health Service. ~ Completion and updating of treatment plans, suicide risk assessments, safety plans, and other mental health quality metrics, within established timeframes. ~ Training of students, Medical and Psychiatric residents, nursing students and fellows, as appropriate. ~ Provide leadership, guidance, and consultation on staff education and development. ~ Peer Reviews. ~ Participates on committees. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Night/Weekend/Holiday on-call by rotation."]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.