The incumbent will work as an outpatient psychiatrist within the Mental Health Service Line at the Worcester Lake Avenue campus, Worcester, Massachusetts which is part of the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. VA Central Western MA Healthcare System has 85 inpatient mental health beds across 3 inpatient units. The hospital has a large outpatient service on the main campus and 5 affiliated community based outpatient clinics across Central and Western Mass (Springfield, Worcester, Fitchburg, Greenfield and Pittsfield). There is also a 16-bed Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence located in downtown Northampton. The incumbent serves as a clinical team leader, carrying an outpatient prescriber caseload in an interdisciplinary Mental Health Clinic setting at the Worcester Lake Avenue site for VA Central Western MA Healthcare System. Active affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Medical School which attracts more than $200 million in research funding annually, and its innovative programs are the centerpiece of the Massachusetts life science initiative. Possibilities for faculty appointments exist with appointments/ranks contingent on review by UMass. VA CWM has a revitalized research component that consistently offers new opportunities. We regularly have Resident physicians from Baystate Medical Center's Psychiatry Residency program here during their first year substance use rotation, and Baystate and UMASS residents can come for a 4th year elective in PTSD treatment. There are other teaching opportunities as well. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. 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. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until July 1, 2022. The initial cut off date for referral of eligible applications will be July 23, 2021, with subsequent cut off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as needed basis until positions are filled.
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.