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Psychiatrist (Bangor CBOC Not a telehealth Position)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bangor, Maine, Maine
Internal Number: 686995500
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. 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: Board eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry Preferred Experience: 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: None ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified applicants Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): to current VA employees Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact , 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 DUTIES The clinical services will be provided by a physician who has completed residency training in psychiatry. She/he must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. Other duties and responsibilities include: Performing initial clinical diagnostic examinations, and formulating initial treatment plans for their patients. The psychiatrist is expected to have a panel of patients he/she follows on a regular basis and will, at times, see unscheduled new patients presenting to the clinic. Prescribing medications; coordinating medical care for mental health clinic patients requiring primary care follow up, or specialty medical/surgical consultation Facilitating admissions to the inpatient psychiatry unit. Coordinating care at the point of admission with inpatient psychiatric, or medical-surgical, physicians. Providing psychiatric support and guidance to the staff of the Bangor Clinic, and at times providing consultation/support to physicians in the Bangor Primary Care clinic, and possibly other CBOC's Serving on Medical Staff Committees, or representing Psychiatry on special Medical Center projects or initiatives. With proper orientation and training, performing Compensation & Pension exams/reviews. Performing other duties as assigned, including: Supporting a specialty care clinic (E.G. Clozaril), evaluations and medication management in the substance abuse treatment program (including Suboxone), serving in the PTSD program and participating in a research project. The psychiatrist will successfully practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and work collaboratively in a respectful fashion with nurses, social workers, clerks, mid-level providers, and other physicians. The psychiatrist will demonstrate effective communication skills in this collaborative work The psychiatrist will document the care provided in the electronic medical record in a timely and complete fashion. Any additional data regarding patient care will be entered into the electronic record in a timely and complete fashion. The psychiatrist will complete appropriate clinical reminders in the electronic medical record which fall within his/her area of clinical responsibility in a timely fashion. She/he will be aware of \"Performance Measures\" that apply to the psychiatry service, and will be responsible for taking his/her part in meeting those measures. The psychiatrist must maintain an unrestricted medical license. Administrative Responsibilities (10 % of time) Perform administrative duties as assigned/required within the MHS programs (see \"general\" above). Prior experience in administrative responsibilities is desirable. Prior experience in new program development is desirable. The ability to work successfully with other administrative staff within Togus, the VISN, and at the Central Office level is essential. The incumbent must demonstrate independence, flexibility and creativity while operating within the demands and constraints of the VA system. Serve on Medical Staff Committees, or represent Psychiatry on Medical Center projects or initiatives. Be willing to be involved in teaching trainees, and participate in MHS research projects if appropriate. Academic Responsibilities (10% of time) Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees. Is involved in training medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. Serves as supervisor for patient care activities of medical students and residents Work Schedule: TBD"]
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.