Physician (Psychiatrist) Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Waco, TX
Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Waco, TX
Location: Waco, Texas
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Health Care System
Independent Medical Groups
Independent Practice Association (IPA)
Integrated Healthcare Delivery System
Office of Physicians
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
Earn a competitive total reward$ package as you peruse excellence in healthcare for Veterans. At the VA, you receive compensation based on your education, experience, and local labor market. You receive annual cost of living increase and biennial "step" increases/ When appropriate, market pay increases resulting from additional credentials, promotions or change in local labor market
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 674-05
The Psychiatrist will undertake a spectrum of clinical duties that include but are not limited to, providing general outpatient psychiatric treatment to patients with a vast array of mental health diagnoses involving clinical evaluation, Diagnostic determination and clarification, medication management and monitoring clinical response to treatment. Duties include the following:
Performs psychiatric evaluations for veteran population in the general outpatient mental health clinic with a vast array of mental health problems including personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness and may have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.
Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
Practice evidence based pharmacological interventions as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses with its goal of reducing psychiatric symptoms, improving interpersonal functioning and overall mental health.
Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
Able to work effectively and in a collegial manner within a multi-disciplinary team comprising of other mental health professionals including but not limited to Psychologists, Social Workers, License Practicing Counsellors, Nurses and Peer Support Specialists
Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Orders diagnostic tests, consultations, discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
Will be expected to participate in the teaching and supervision of residents and medical students.
Participates in the on-call psychiatry schedule and performs clinical duties accordingly when on-call.
Psychiatric clinical care will be provided by face-to-face encounters using the computerized video technology modality (CVT) or via using the VA Video Connect Modality.
Performs other directly related administrative duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Telework: Onsite presence at the clinic/hospital is required. However, teleworking several days per week may be an option for highly qualified candidates that meet the agency requirements.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (for full-time board certified) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Working within a Multidisciplinary Team Care Experience
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.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.