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: Addictions Fellowship; Board Certification in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry and possession of a current buprenorphine waiver are recognized professional accomplishments for this position; Experience in the overlap of Pain Management and Addiction Medicine; Experience in the field of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry. Preferred Experience: Specialized treatment of substance abuse and related conditions with evidence-based psychotherapy and medications is expected. Proficiency with and licensure for use of buprenorphine is required. Candidate will conduct psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, implement treatment, and provide clinical management for a variety of complex mental health conditions, including, but not limited to: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and other related conditions 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["The physician will serve as a psychiatric provider of care for an assigned panel of patients.He/She will performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population to include geriatric and post-deployment combat Veterans and those with mental health, substance use disorder, psychosocial, cognitive, and co-occurring disorder challenges. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation.\nPhysician (SUD/SATP Psychiatrist) duties consist of but are not limited to the following: Management, psychotherapy, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with the Department of Veterans Affairs policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Responsible for the continuing management of assigned patients. This includes psychiatric examination and treatment, psychopharmacologic evaluation and treatment, coordination of medical care with the Internist and Nurse Practitioner assigned at Bay Pines Health Care System, coordination of consultations, referral of patients, operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews, open and closed medical record reviews and utilization reviews. Actively and effectively participates in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care and serves as a liaison between community clinic physicians and services and physicians at the Bay Pines VA Health Care System (BPVAHCS). Participates as Champion or on work groups or committees related to system redesign, performance measures and safety. Has clinical privileges to practice may include any mental health symptom, syndrome, or diagnoses identified in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and in various clinical settings, to include inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, etc. Maintains an active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the medical center, and its clinics. Using the computerized medical record system for progress notes, orders, and medical record review and completion of such records in a complete and timely manner. In rotation or as assigned, are responsible for duty for emergent and/or triage functions for walk-in patients. Responsibility to accommodate assigned patient's emergent needs. Supervision of ARNPs may be a part of physician responsibility. This shall include annual review of performance with submission of a written report, which summarizes the clinical performance of the individual(s) directly supervised by him/her. Arranges and provides coverage for provider absences; works with the service Coordinator on issues pertinent to theservice; develops provider staffing models; coordinates resource requests with the service Coordinator for submission to top management; tracks workload; and supervises physician staff including professional development plans, recruitment/retention and disciplinary issues when appropriate. Exercises independent judgment in the practice and provision of patient/program services (clinical care, consultation, and education). Largely operates independently on a day-to-day basis, with full responsibility to keep their supervisor apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized to highly qualified candidates.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in 'Education section'\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Adam Blas-Rodriguez, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Telework: Yes, a few days a week, depending on clinic needs\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM"]
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.