Physician - Lead Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health - Recruitment/Relocation Incentive and EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: El Paso, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 769807700
El Paso VA Health Care System in El Paso, T is seeking a Physician - Lead Psychiatrist for the Behavioral Health Service (BHS). 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. Education: 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. License: 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. English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Experience with prescribing clozapine and medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders Experience with writing policies At least 2 years of experience in management Experience with managing personnel evaluations and actions 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; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Ability to perform privileges; Mental and emotional stability; Ability to independently perform physical exams as appropriate to position. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT & will remain open until March 18, 2024, or until all positions are filled. The first cut-off date is January 25, 2024. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified individual Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov, 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 Bargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining unit. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Telework: May be available ad-hoc DUTIES The Lead Psychiatrist serves as the supervisor over the clinical aspect of our medical providers' work (e.g., nurse practitioners, psychiatrists). The full administrative supervisory duties fall on the program manager for the given program. Provides clinical care to Veterans including conducting initial psychiatric evaluations, making appropriate referrals for therapy or case management services, and otherwise providing comprehensive psychiatric care. Evaluates and reviews community referrals for procedures such as ECT, TMS, PHP, and others, to determine if they are clinically indicated and whether preliminary criteria for approval have been met. Leads monthly meetings with medical provider staff in BHS (nurse practitioners, PharmDs, psychiatrists) to review performance measures and communicate current directives or changes that impact this team. Reviews and addresses clinical practice issues such as nonadherence to proper protocols for prescribing, insufficient documentation, etc. Provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents. Attends BHS leadership meetings and provides consultation on all medically based psychiatric issues. Provides education to BHS and other departments"]
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.