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. 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. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) is seeking a highly qualified Addiction Psychiatrist. As an Addiction Psychiatrist you will provide care to Veterans with mental health and substance use disorders as part of an integrated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, peer support specialists, and clinical pharmacists throughout the VASNHCS (inpatient, residential, and emergency department). The ADTP team is a passionate, fun, energetic, and collaborative group. The culture of the team is supportive, and an emphasis is placed on creating opportunities to build relationships with colleagues. The team holds daily meetings to staff cases, collaborate on Veteran care, program development, and engage in activities that promote a positive work environment. The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Addictive Disorders Treatment Program is a comprehensive addiction program that consists of several levels of care in accordance with ASAM guidance. ADTP provides referrals and care coordination for Veterans who meet criteria for ASAM level 4 (medically managed treatment) and level 3 (residential services) programs. ADTP provides ASAM level 2 and level 1 services which includes: a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, early recovery program, relapse prevention program, harm reduction, motivational enhancement therapy, specialty groups, outpatient detoxification services, and medication assisted treatment. ADTP works closely with community partners to incorporate recreational and social aspects into addictions treatment. Veterans engaged in ADTP services have access to staff supported CrossFit classes, yoga, community service projects, and organizations that help the Veteran explore hobbies/interests in recovery such as, the Nevada Museum of Art and the Automobile Museum. The Addiction Psychiatrist is a valued member of the team and works closely with RN's, the Care Coordinator, peer support, and the ADTP supervisor to provide outpatient detoxification, medication assisted treatment, addiction consultation/liaison services and teaching Psychiatry Residents and Medical Students. The Addiction Psychiatrist provides cross-coverage as needed throughout the outpatient Mental Health Section. This position requires 3-4 weeks per year of home call (psychiatry resident is first call) and in-house rounding on the weekend. Weekend days are compensated by having weekdays off. The Addiction Psychiatrist must be able to obtain affiliate faculty appointment with the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. Duties of Addition Psychiatrist include but not limited to: - Diagnose and treat substance-use disorders as well as potential coexisting psychiatric disorders (dual diagnosis) and should be able to recognize;\n- Diagnose, and treat the disorders concurrent with the substance abuse issues\n- Recognize certain health effects from illicit drugs in order to properly treat\n- Will provide consultation and works with a multi-disciplinary team Work Schedule: Various schedules available"]
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.