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. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Learn more. The EDRP Coordinator(s) can be reached at VISN9HREDRP@va.gov if there are additional questions. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position consists of a Supervisory Psychiatrist for Mental Health Service at the Memphis VAMC under the supervision of a Section Chief in Mental Health. The incumbent in this position serves as a Supervisor for Acute Inpatient Psychiatry and Emergency Department Mental Health staff. The Supervisor has broad program management responsibilities for Inpatient Psychiatry and ED Mental Health, which are designed to deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important program components of the facility and significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans. Program management responsibilities include the development of short and long- range goals and plans, development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure goal attainment, management of administrative and programmatic resources, and outcomes monitoring using data-driven quality assurance processes. Very wide latitude and independent judgment are exercised in making decisions affecting staff and other resources associated with the managed programs in achievement of medical center management goals and objectives, including performance monitors. The incumbent ensures that clinicians provide the highest quality of mental health care to veterans utilizing evidence-based practices and clinical guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring completion of Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) reviews for all psychologists, psychiatrists, and NP's and other staff assigned to the incumbent's areas of responsibility in consultation with the discipline lead experts. The incumbent is responsible for effectively managing and supervising the program's resources including staff, funds, space and equipment-utilized in the development and direction of the mental health services, consultations, research, and training provided the veterans and staff of the medical center. The incumbent sets priorities, delegates tasks, meets multiple deadlines, analyzes complex organizational problems and implements effective solutions for those problems. The incumbent works with chiefs and supervisors of other services/organizations to resolve any substantive problems or areas of concern; when deemed necessary, advises higher level management of problems, and assesses the impact of those problems on Mental Health Service programs and those of related services/organizations. Develops Standard Operative Procedures to ensure quality care for patients that are in compliance with all regulations from accreditation and other governing bodies. Provides direct mental health care; including but not limited to, mental health interventions, evaluations and assessments: The incumbent performs limited crisis/risk assessment, triage, assessment, psychotherapy, medication management, and interventional medicine as appropriate, based on licensure. The incumbent provides treatment for Veterans with a variety of psychiatric, medical, mood and personality disorders. The incumbent may provide clinical coverage, within the scope of their practice, as needed, to meet the mission of the service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Full Time) with potential on call responsibilities or additional hours needed due to supervisory responsibility over ED and Inpatient Psychiatry which are open 24/7.
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.