This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 29, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be April 4, 2023, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. 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. Additional Requirement: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required prior to start date. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Adult Psychiatry Strong knowledge of psychopharmacology and evidence-based psychiatric and psychological practices Experience providing collaborative psychiatric care that is co-located in a primary care setting with an inter-professional clinical team 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: Functional requirements include walking, standing, light lifting and carrying of less than 15 pounds, and hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental factors include working closely with others. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Humble VA Outpatient Clinic is seeking a highly qualified Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program. Primary Care Mental Health Psychiatrist (PCMHI) is a component of the inter-professional Veteran Aligned Care Team (PACT). The PCMHI role is to provide support for Primary care providers and the rest of the PACT to assure that the mental and behavioral health needs of the primary care population are addressed. Often, this means that PCMHI staff will take the lead in providing mental health care for individuals identified with mental health conditions or in need of assistance making health-related behavioral changes. In PCMHI, Psychiatrists are part of a primary care team and function in a consultative as well as direct treatment role. The Psychiatrist is a key member of the overall mental health team. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides ongoing support to PACT teams. While the PCPs often provide routine medication initiation and management, in many instances, it may be preferable for the Psychiatrist to initiate medication and either treat to target or support PCP continuation of medication, either directly or by supervision of care management. Performs direct in-person or virtual assessments and treatment, when indicated. Appropriately communicates primary care staff and attends primary care clinic meetings. Provides chart based consultation. Maintains availability for informal and \"curbside\" consults as needed by PACT members. Ensures ongoing availability for urgent or emergent mental health situations. Provides diagnostic clarification. Attends PACT huddles for informal consultation and education of the team. Offers and provides educational didactics as desired by mental health or PACT team members. Serves as a liaison between PACT providers and other mental health providers working with PACT Veterans who are receiving ongoing services in general and subspecialty MH clinics. Generally the PCMHI Psychiatrist does not provide direct treatment, though should be of help during times of crisis. In such instances, the PCMHI Psychiatrist is expected to make every effort to contact and involve the mental health team of record or the designated specialty walk-in clinician. Initiates and manages appropriate medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders (SUDs) for Veterans whose care can be managed in PACT with PCMHI support. Participate in same day access and other co-located collaborative duties with other staff as assigned by the service. Collaborate with the client/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities. Conduct and document findings on Veterans seen in the clinical setting. Determine potential needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty consultation. Order and/or interpret appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, and other relevant diagnostic studies and procedures. Evaluate Veterans and manage mental health diagnoses according to the usual scope of care to include attention to maintenance of stable conditions, preventive health care and screening. On Call: This position has NO required on-call responsibilities. Call may be completed for additional compensation. Telework: This position is authorized for telework but has not been authorized as virtual or remote (i.e., the must be able to work at the location the position is being announced for). VA supports the use of telework to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.