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The Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System (CAVHS) is seeking a full-time Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist to join our group of dedicated professionals. The Staff Psychiatrist will serve as a Substance Use Disorder Specialist and will provide attending responsibilities for the Mental Health Clinic and will provide consultation support throughout the hospital. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post-deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and/or have substance use disorders who may have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, or a poor family support network. Must have an X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine and clinical experience treating opioid use disorders with buprenorphine and other medication assisted treatment strategies. Able to administer Ketamine and Esketamine, and perform evaluations to determine the suitability of these treatments on a consultation basis. Experience in medical education preferably including clinical teaching, formal didactics, team-based learning, and curriculum design. Experience in academic administration, preferably at the program or associate program director level of a residency or fellowship. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessments, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Modalities for patient care include face-to-face, video teleconference, and telephone calls as clinically appropriate. Provider must be able to incorporate alternative encounter modalities into clinical care. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and maintain mandatory continuing education. Maintains appropriate licensing and board certifications as applicable. Participates effectively in team meetings and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care. Functions as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, PAs, APRNs, nurses and other support staff. Works as collaborating physician with PAs and APRNs as necessary. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May be asked to perform on call duties depending on practice location, and other duties as assigned. Primary responsibilities are in outpatient Psychiatric Services. 1 hour provided for new patients, 30 minutes for follow ups. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional on call schedule to include weeknights, 1-2 times per month, 1 weekend every 2-3 months and 1-3 holidays per year.
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.