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): Authorized 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: 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 Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Physician (Psychiatrist) will conduct patient care in prevention and treatment of mental disorders associated with aging, and occurring or persisting in late-life, with a primary focus on restoring or maintaining the highest possible functional status and quality of life for elderly veterans and their families. The Physician (Psychiatrist) will function as a highly skilled, independent provider in the management of Geriatric patients with behavioral health problems within the outpatient program. Responsibilities include evaluation and treatment for elderly patients with mood disorders (e.g., late-life depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including PTSD), psychotic disorders, and cognitive disorders (including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias). The Physician (Psychiatrist) will be involved with the education program and thus requires a Board certification in Geriatric Psychiatry. The Philadelphia VAMC is an affiliate hospital to the University of Pennsylvania and a site for medical student and graduate education with a strong research program in mental health. Major duties include but are not limited to: Psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, treatment and treatment planning for Veterans and others eligible for care through the VA Psychiatry resident education/teaching activities; as well as education of residents of other disciplines, and students of allied health fields Participation in Physician Peer Reviews Participation in facility committees as assigned Participation in Performance Improvement Programs Participation in the on-call schedule Possession of the appropriate DEA license for prescribing Suboxone Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be within the following- Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, weekends and evenings may be required if Veteran needs should arise.
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.