Chief Psychiatrist-Recruitment/Relocation Incentives Available
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska
Internal Number: 698847800
The Nebraska Western Iowa VA Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is recruiting for Full time, Chief of Psychiatry, to serve Veterans at the Omaha VA. ***Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates*** 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: The work in generally with daily walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of moderate weight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized EDRP: Authorized. 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. Learn more Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Chief of Psychiatry will split time between administrative/supervisory duties (70%) and clinical duties (30%). Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to: Leading the Psychiatry section in achieving NWI's goals for outstanding Veteran care and excellence in medical education and research. Collaborating with our affiliate partners - Creighton University Medical College and University of Nebraska Medical College - in ensuring ongoing excellent medical and graduate medical education. Serving as a member of the Mental Health Service leadership team, including providing coverage for the Mental Health Service Chief as needed. Oversight of all psychiatric and medical care provided within the Mental Health Service. Participate in Mental Health Service meetings, mental health leadership meetings, and facility committees as a representative of the Mental Health Service and/or Psychiatry Section as requested. Development, implementation, and oversight of operational policies and procedures for the Psychiatry Section. Management and supervision of staff within the Psychiatry Section. Monitoring the Psychiatry Section for compliance with VA performance based measures and effectively addresses non-compliance. Completion of proficiency reports, personnel actions, recruitment and retention, and all related personnel tasks with support and guidance from the Mental Health Service Chief. Approving/disapproving leave requests and managing Psychiatry Section coverage. Serving as the collaborating physician for any nurse practitioners within the Mental Health Service as necessary. Ensuring quality, safety, and value of psychiatric services via ongoing professional practice evaluation, medical records reviews, and support of staff in implementing quality clinical care. Taking lead on the hiring and boarding of staff within the Psychiatry Section. Contributing to research and process improvement within the Mental Health Service. Leading teams in meeting national initiatives such as Psychotropic Drug Safety Initiative. Providing clinical services as a psychiatrist to patients including but not limited to assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health and substance use disorders as per facility expectations and as assigned. Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, Administrative hours. Evening/overnight, weekend, and holiday call by phone with possible need for occasional on-site or call duties by phone call coverage during weekends and holidays. Additional information will be provided during interview process. ADHOC: May be authorize (Employee who Telework on an occasional, episodic, or short-term, and have completed required telework training and telework agreement). This is not a virtual position."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. The VA Martinsburg Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans at 8 locations serving western Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania, northwest Virginia, and West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. Primary Care services are offered at the following locations. Martinsburg WV, Hagerstown MD, Cumberland MD, Franklin WV, Harrisonburg VA, Petersburg WV and Winchester VA.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
Physicians interested in caring for our America's Veterans and their families, email Nicole.Carey@va.gov or call 304-620-4354.