A position exists for a part-time Psychiatrist in our Mental Health, Home Based Primary Care unit at the Hines, IL VA hospital. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. 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: Must be Board certified/board eligible in Psychiatry BLS and/or ACLS Certification Preferred Experience: 3 years of experience preferred Preferred experience with Fellow/Resident/Student supervision/education to include formal lectures and clinic, bedside teaching, and oversight of trainee documentation Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. 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. ["The Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Psychiatrist works in the HBPC program providing mental health assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services to catchment areas of the Hines VA Hospital as well as to rural Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The psychiatrist will be located in the Psychiatry Service of the Mental Health Service Line at the main Hines campus. The HBPC psychiatrist will work closely with an interdisciplinary team which provides comprehensive primary care services in the homes of veterans with complex and chronic, disabling disease. In addition to primary care interventions, HBPC provides palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, and care coordination services. HBPC targets veterans in advanced stages of chronic disease, particularly those at high risk of recurrent hospitalization or nursing home placement. The psychiatrist will provide a full range of mental health services to HBPC patients, including initial diagnostic assessment, basic cognitive assessment, non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment, and psychotherapy and caregiver support services as appropriate in coordination with the HBPC psychologists. Assessment and treatment will be provided using multiple modalities including home visits, video visits, telephone visits, and consultation to the team as the circumstances dictate. The psychiatrist will function as a fully integrated member of the HBPC team, participate in interdisciplinary care coordination, and provide ongoing team consultation services to other HBPC team members. Participation in teaching, quality improvement, and scholarly activity will also be available to interested parties. Work Schedule: Part-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-12:00 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Qualified Individuals may be authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Eva Gennara, the EDRP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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"]
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