Physician (Psychiatry Inpatient Medical Section Chief)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Orlando, Florida
Internal Number: 672605400
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 (Psychiatry): 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. Board Certified or Eligible in Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) 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: The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour). ["The Orlando VAMC is looking for a Psychiatrist to serve as the Inpatient Medical Director and Supervisory Psychiatrist with experience as a supervisor and administrator. They will have experience and demonstrate the ability to manage and oversee Psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Professionals. This position reports to the Chief of Psychiatry. Psychiatrist Inpatient Medical Director duties and responsibilities include but not limited are: Provide leadership for staff psychiatrists and ARNPs, ensuring regulatory compliance in the inpatient clinical setting of patient care, meeting performance targets and benchmarks for the clinical and administrative activities and foster academic career development of junior psychiatrists. Assesses needs, allocates resources, monitors use and works with program managers to develop policies and procedures, implements systems to ensure the competency of professional practice for psychiatrists and APPs. Provides leadership in recruiting and selecting psychiatrists. Assists in addressing performance deficiencies; implements processes for maintaining ethical standards and professional identity among psychiatry staff; leadership in data-based quality improvement to promote adherence to clinical practice guidelines and current standards of practice. Provide treatment to an inpatient adult psychiatric population with diverse diagnoses including Major Affective Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD and Substance Related Disorders. The position demands a high degree of organizational stewardship, including willingness to receive additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chief of Psychiatry in accordance with the organizational needs. Candidate will have necessary credentials, administrative and leadership experience, and familiarity with VHA and other regulatory standards, as well as a desire to enhance the delivery of quality, Veteran-centered care to our nation's veterans. Required to support mental health education for the organization across multiple disciplines but with direct engagement with medical students and psychiatry residents. Candidate will supervise inpatient program manager. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided EDRP (Education Debt Reduction Program): Eligible (See the 'Additional Information\" section for more info) Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, but with weekends and irregular work hours highly likely due to leadership role in a 24/7 hospital service. The inpatient medical director is not routinely part of the rotating call schedule. Clinical services may need to be provided off tour and will be required to do so upon receiving critical clinical messages. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: An incentive is Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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.