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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification desired, Board eligible accepted 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["ABOUT OUR GREAT CITY: Columbia, Missouri ranks #30 on the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com. Columbia has 91 parks and 8 trails totaling 26 miles for walking, running, and biking, with a 30-mile loop addition in the works. Columbia's trail system connects to the 237-mile Katy trail crossing the state. Columbia offers world-class healthcare, with highly ranked hospitals, including the University of Missouri Hospital, Boone Hospital Center, the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Rusk Rehabilitation Center. Columbia is the site of internationally renowned \"Roots N Blues N BBQ\" annual music festival, the \"True False\" documentary film festival, and also hosts numerous arts, theater, and music events throughout the year. Top collegiate sporting events average 25 per month, with easy access to professional sports in nearby St Louis and Kansas City. Centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also ranked by Niche.com as #25 best city to live in America, #28 best city to buy a house, and #24 best city to raise a family. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/ VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, 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 Duties: - A Psychiatrist who supports both outpatient and inpatient psychiatry services, rotates call with other psychiatrists, and supports CBOC Telemed services. The incumbent plays an essential role in providing timely treatment and evaluation for Veterans with a wide range of psychiatric concerns, which includes PTSD, depression, substance abuse, and psychosis. Incumbent supports the teaching mission of both the Service and medical center by providing resident supervision and teaching. - The Psychiatrist is responsible for coordinating care with providers internal and external to their own Service Line, other VHA facilities, and community providers as determined by the plan of care for the Veteran. Open, clear, and collaborative engagements are a key duty. Incumbent is ultimately responsible to ensure barriers for Veterans and staff are minimized in order to promote a positive work environment. The incumbent fosters positive working relationships with staff, peers, and Veterans. - Perform and document a comprehensive physical assessment, with emphasis on the mental status and neurological exam. Develop a treatment plan for mental health problems and psychiatric disorders based on evidence-based standards of care, biopsychosocial theories, and current practice guidelines. Collaborate as a leader of the interdisciplinary mental health and other health care teams and provide mental health consultation to other team members, including the primary care team. - The Psychiatrists within the Behavioral Health Service Line shall be available for emergency MH interventions, including Judicial commitment, Consultation- Liaison, and emergency Psychiatric interventions, if needed. - The Psychiatrist will rotate call with the other Psychiatrists which include weekends and evenings. - The Psychiatrist may participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital as recommended by the Chief of Behavioral Health or the Chief of Staff. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through peer review process. - The incumbent may perform other directly related duties based on the specialty assignment and BH Service needs, as allocated by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. NOTE: Expected to participate in on-call 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.