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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 Addiction Psychiatrist at the Durham VA Health Care System provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings including the outpatient, inpatient, ED, and hospital ward settings. This is NOT a virtual position, some AdHoc Tele-work may be authorized to meet the needs of the veteran population served. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Provides outpatient psychiatric management for Veterans in the Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Clinic, including diagnostic evaluation; management of general psychiatric medications; medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders (alcohol, opioids, tobacco, etc.), consistent with VHA, SAMHSA, and other relevant guidelines; and psychotherapy as clinically appropriate. Provides diagnostic evaluation in complex cases that may involve SUD, e.g., co-occurring SUD and other mental disorders, distinguishing substance-induced vs. primary mental disorders, and co-occurring chronic pain and possible opioid use disorder. Refers patients for primary and specialty medical care as appropriate. Collaborates and contributes effectively as a member of the SUD Clinic multidisciplinary team. Provides in-service education for the SUD Clinic team. Maintains collegial, collaborative professional relationships with physicians in all clinical services in the Health System, including Psychiatry, Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine, etc., as warranted for excellent patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:45AM to 4:30PM
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.