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Physician (Psychiatrist-General, Geriatric, and Addictions)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Internal Number: 678691800
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: Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area or in a related area to which the individual will be assigned, preferably with certification by an American Specialty Board and completion of an American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Fellowship, or an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 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. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["Why live in Providence, RI? Ranked #105 in Best Places to Live and #72 in Best Places to Retire, Providence is a culturally diverse metro area home to young professionals and artists, characterized by a quaint New England vibe. The city has a budding economy fueled by the health care, education, tourism and financial sectors. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator at VISN1EDRPSupport@va.gov for questions and/or assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting There are multiple Physician (Psychiatrist) positions available within the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service (MHBSS). These positions are responsible for providing clinical, teaching and/or research expertise, particularly in the areas of General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Addictions that are necessary for accomplishing the work of MHBSS; a large complex service comprised of multiple diverse programs delivering specialized professional services. These positions are full-time at 40 hours per week. This position is telework eligible, but is NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION and onsite work is required. Duties: Maintains professional, technical, and administrative knowledge, competencies, and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patients' clinical needs and problems. Patient ages range from 18 through the geriatric years. Carries an individual caseload of patients. Provides clinical care and/or administrative and academic research and/or teaching. Will be expected to maintain a faculty appointment at Brown University Department of Psychiatry, at minimally the Instructor level. The Physician (Staff Psychiatrist) will be directly involved with the academic affiliates in implementing the psychiatric education of Mental Health trainees, including Psychiatry Residents and/or Addiction Medicine Fellows affiliated with the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Nursing, Social Work, and Pharmacy students and residents. Complies with credentialing and privileging and other monitoring and evaluation requirements and maintains high clinical standards that are carried into decision-making processes. Will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of specialists including Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, RNs and other medical professionals. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Preferred Experience: Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area or in a related area to which the individual will be assigned, preferably with certification by an American Specialty Board and completion of an American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Fellowship, or an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. Work Schedule: Full-Time (Monday-Friday, 08:00am - 4:30pm)\nTelework: May be authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position."]
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