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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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Major Duties - Psychiatry Clinical services are provided by a physician who has completed residency training in Psychiatry. S/he must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods, and techniques. Other duties and responsibilities include: Performing initial clinical diagnostic examinations and formulating initial treatment plans for patients. The Psychiatrist is expected to have a panel of patients s/he follows on a regular basis and will also see unscheduled patients presenting to the clinic. Providing medication management services. Provision of psychotherapy services is restricted to clinicians who are trained, certified, and credentialed in the provision of VA evidence-based therapy practices. Coordinating medical care for mental health clinic patients requiring primary care follow up, or specialty medical/surgical consultation. Facilitating admissions to inpatient MH unit. Coordinating care with inpatient Psychiatric, or Medical-Surgica19 physicians. Providing clinical support, guidance and oversight for the MH services of the CBOC MH staff and liaison to Primary Care as needed and directed by MHS management. Successfully practicing as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, working collaboratively in a respectful fashion with nurses, social workers, clerks, mid-level providers, and other physicians. The psychiatrist will demonstrate effective communication skills in this collaborative work. Documenting the care provided in the electronic medical record in a timely and complete fashion. Ally additional data regarding patient care will be entered into the electronic record in a timely and complete fashion. Completing appropriate clinical reminders within his/her area of clinical responsibility in the electronic medical record in a timely fashion. S/he will be aware of "Performance Measures" that apply to the Psychiatry service and will be collaborate in meeting those measures. Provide coverage, including on-call coverage, to the Martinsburg Psychiatry inpatient unit as needed with proper notice and in conjunction with VAMC rules. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Yes, Contact Kelli Cromwell, Kelli.Cromwell@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
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