Announcement has been extended to 6/25/2021. A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized. The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding availability. The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon acceptance into the program - not backdated to the date employment begins. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information. Perform all duties and responsibilities of a staff psychiatrist as specified in approved clinical privileges. Duties are determined by primary assignment and cross-coverage needs. They may include, but are not limited to: admission, discharge, treatment and professional direction of inpatient care (Acute, Nursing Home and Residential levels of care), outpatient care performed in person and/or via clinical tele/video, and psychiatric consultations. Primary duties will be assigned by the Clinical Director, Mental Health Service/ Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health or designee. Must be clinically competent to perform examinations, diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, be effective in handling emergencies, patient management and document in patient records. Must be effective in education of patients and staff. Must be effective in planning, using administrative judgment and should have sound decision making skills. Must be emotionally stable, dependable, and adhere to ethical standards. Clinician must ensure that regular contact is maintained with the patient as clinically indicated as long as ongoing care is required. The psychiatrist must review and reconcile each patient's psychiatric medications on a regular basis. The clinician must collaborate with the Suicide Prevention Coordinator in the facility to support the identification of those who have survived suicide attempts and others at high risk and to ensure that they are provided with close monitoring and enhanced care. The clinician is also responsible for coordinating development of the veteran's treatment plan, incorporating input from the veteran (and, when appropriate, the family/significant others), monitor progress and coordinate revisions to the treatment plan when necessary. This clinician is also responsible for communicating with the veteran (and the veteran's family/significant others, when appropriate) about the treatment plan, and for addressing any of the veteran's problems or concerns about the veteran's care. Must be effective in providing care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Individual to provide professional direction and participate in the treatment team (which includes clinical staff -psychologists, nurses, nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, social workers, social work associates, physician assistants, dietitians, recreation therapists, rehabilitation technicians, addiction therapists), evaluate, develop and implement treatment plans; dictate admission and discharge reports; prepare examining physician's reports for courts on commitment cases, attend court hearings to provide testimony. A progress note must be completed for each episode of outpatient care. Individual will follow and meet all of the Joint Commission (TJC), Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and Medical Center policies, rules and regulations. Individual will be required to utilize the electronic medical record and other computer programs available to staff at this medical center. Individual is responsible for appropriate completion of all applicable clinical reminders. Individual will participate in organization/committee meetings as requested. Individual may be requested to provide evening psychiatric coverage on a rotating basis with other psychiatrists on staff as Psychiatric Officer of the Day(POD) and may be requested to provide weekend and holiday psychiatric coverage on a rotating basis with other psychiatrists on staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Telework may be available upon manager discretion.
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.