The incumbent is a licensed psychiatrist with broad and experience in general medicine and in psychiatry. This individual conducts diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on an outpatient and/or inpatient basis to a wide age range of mental health patients within the Primary Care and Mental Health clinics. Additional duties include conducting Compensation and Pension evaluations and consultation to various CBOC's via VTEL, and resident supervision. 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: You will be asked to participate in a pre-employment examination or evaluation as part of the pre-employment process for this position. Questions about physical demands or environmental factors may be addressed at the time of evaluation or examination. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. ["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. The incumbent is a licensed psychiatrist with broad and experience in general medicine and in psychiatry. This individual conducts diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on an outpatient and/or inpatient basis to a wide age range of mental health patients within the Primary Care and Mental Health clinics. Additional duties include conducting Compensation and Pension evaluations and consultation to various CBOC's via VTEL, and resident supervision. The incumbent is proficient with programming and best evidenced practices in Psychiatry and Mental Health. This position is located at the Mental Health Service Line, at the Sioux Falls VAHCS. This individual has the responsibility of providing direct patient care within outpatient Mental Health and Primary Care as well as to conduct Compensation and Pension evaluations on an as needed basis. Demonstrate clinical competence in the field of psychiatry that is based on best evidenced practice. i.e. diagnosis and treatment modalities. Provides clinical supervision to residents, Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant. Coordinates/assists with transfer to other units in the hospital, other health care agencies or other VA or community hospital. Assists with Mental Health consult's within the Sioux Falls VAMC and via VTEL to respective CBOC's. Assists with residency program, and provides service line orientation to residents and new staff. Is knowledgeable about, and complies with, policies and procedures relating to Public Health and Infection Control. Participates in Performance Improvement activities to improve organizational performance utilizing performance reports, benchmark data. Assists in the implementation of VISN-wide service line policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans, and initiatives address any barriers in the implementation of the above. Treatment to all customers (internal and external) will be with courtesy and dignity. Continual responsibility to improve customer service skills through educational opportunities will be attained. Is able to provide appropriate medical care, treatment modalities and plans toward appropriate discharge plans to various age related groups. Assist with the planning and development of RFP's, per Central Office and VISN initiatives. Assists with other functions and duties as assigned by the Medical Director of the Mental Health Service Line. Complies with all by-laws set by the Medical Director of the Mental Health Service Line. Is available for scheduled on-call duties assigned by the Medical Director of the Mental Health Service Line. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Approved 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 EDRP Authorized: Contact VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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"]
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.