The position is located primarily at the Boise VA Medical Center, Psychiatry Service providing highly skilled management of patients with behavioral health needs. The physician will carry a caseload and provide consultation to Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and other clinical programs in the Boise VA Healthcare system, community agencies who provide care to our veterans, and other clinicians within VISN 20 with whom we have established relationships for providing care for our veterans. 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: Board eligible or board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 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 pounds); Specific visual requirement (ability to see computer screen). Environmental Factors: Silica, asbestos, etc.; Working closely with others. ["The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Possess the interpersonal and clinical skills to provide primary mental health care for V.A. patients. Conducts history and physical exams, mental status exams, work ups, diagnostic assessments, and provides treatment in light of biological, psychological, behavioral, and social factors to patients the age of 18 and older who suffer from mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders. Collaborates with a multidisciplinary treatment team both clinically and administratively. Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and medications, when appropriate. Orders and takes appropriate action for all necessary laboratory tests, electrocardiograms (EKG), radiologic assessments, and other clinical tests. Provides consultation to medical/surgical providers in outpatient and inpatient settings. Initiates consults and referrals as clinically indicated. Provides ongoing outpatient and inpatient care (psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan) for assigned patients. Completes appropriate clinical reminders, suicide risk assessments, and timely documentation of patient encounters. Supports facility educational mission by attending case conferences and psychiatry Grand Rounds. May be required, based upon faculty obligations, to provide lectures, supervision, administrative support, recruitment support, and other responsibilities as assigned in support of our educational mission. Maintains credentials and privileges at the Boise VA Medical Center. Participates in tele-psychiatry work as assigned. Performs psychiatry on-call duties as assigned. Completes peer reviews, compensation and pension examinations as assigned. Participates in professional, clinical, and administrative activities as assigned. Clinical supervision and training of medical students and residents associated with the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (UW) is an integral part of the physician's responsibilities and the physician may be required to maintain a faculty appointment with the UW. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized for VA to VA reassignments, transfers from other federal agencies, and first duty station.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After selection, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.\nPay: 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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."]
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.