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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Light lifting, under 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds , use of fingers, Walking 2 Hours, Hearing (aid may be permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards This position requires the ability to skillfully and independently in the assessment and ongoing provision of care to Veterans in need of mental health care. Duties include but not limited to: Assessment of psychiatric, substance abuse, social, and any associated medical problems. Use of appropriate treatment modalities including prescription of psychotropic medications and referral to psychotherapy programs, substance use disorder treatment, compensated work therapy, vocational rehabilitation, psychological testing, and other necessary programs. Assessment of safety of the veteran and others including assessment of risk of suicidal, homicidal, or other violent behaviors. Assessment for the necessity of inpatient admission to the acute inpatient psychiatric unit or consultation with a psychiatrist who will provide this assessment. Assessment for associated medical, surgical, or other problems and make prompt referral to appropriate services. The incumbent is responsible for developing productive working relationships with referral sources such as community agencies and other VA facilities. The incumbent communicates effectively both orally and in writing with professional, administrative and technical staff at all levels. The incumbent participates on teams, contributes to team conferences, and is actively involved in planning for continuity of Veteran care. The incumbent consults with other healthcare providers to formulate a collaborative plan of care. The incumbent performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning, and assessment of processes utilized by Ambulatory Mental Health Services. The incumbent actively participates in program quality improvement efforts. The incumbent will evaluate and interpret medical data and/or psychiatric measurement-based care to formulate a plan of care based on the patient's history and diagnostic findings. Responsibilities of the incumbent will include monitoring patient conditions, ordering treatments, and evaluating effectiveness. For psychiatrists, on-call duties include pager call one to two times monthly on weeknights and one weekend (including rounding on the inpatient service) every two to three months. There are no on-call duties for APRNs or PAs. Customer Service: Assures the needs and rights of patients and other customers are met while also supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides consistent information according to established policies and procedures, and handles conflict and problems with customers constructively and appropriately. ADP Security: Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects data from unauthorized release, loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion, and follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in the computer access agreement Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, M-F\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Mental Health Outpatient- Psychiatrist/PD000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Aaron Fernau at: firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator, for questions/assistance.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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