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. 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: 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification Prior Experience in Primary Care Mental Health Integration and certified in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Competency Training 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds (for example carrying of light items such as a laptop, and/or paperwork), pulling hand over hand, pushing, and use of hands and fingers (for example for doing external chest compressions to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), typing, etc.), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously (for example for performing CPR/ BLS), and overall physical ability to perform work duties, as assigned, including using assisted devices (if needed). The position does demand periods of intense concentration and the ability to maintain self-control in challenging situations. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Kristen Wells, EDRP Coordinator, at Kristen.Wells@va.gov for questions/assistance\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: Part-time Physicians earn 1 hour of annual leave for every 10 hours worked and 1 hour of sick leave for every 20 hours worked. Part-time Physicians are also eligible to receive paid holidays if the holiday falls on a normally scheduled work day. Contact Kristen.Wells@va.gov to learn move about paid time off for part-time Physicians!\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Psychiatrist will have Primary Care Mental Health Integration duties (PCMHI) duties to include engaging in a collaborative care model with Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) in primary care, providing consultation to PACTs, providing education to Primary Care Providers (PCPs), working with other providers in the PCMHI program, and seeing patients for psychiatric conditions. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: Clinical: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assessment, psychopharmacological interventions, psychotherapy, and specialty services as appropriate to the qualifications of the incumbent. Incumbent must possess strong knowledge of psychopharmacology, general medical conditions that relate to psychiatric conditions, ordering of labs and x-rays as related to treatment of psychiatric conditions and general conditions that may impact psychiatric treatment, ability to formulate treatment plans and work closely with other treatment team members, and preliminary treatment and referral of substance abuse is expected. Although the primary clinical duties are performed on an outpatient basis, PCMHI Psychiatrists are expected to participate in rotating on-call coverage with other providers. Psychiatrists shall be available for emergency mental health interventions, including judicial commitment, consultation-liaison, and emergency psychiatric interventions, if needed. Teaching: Provide guidance to rotating Residents and Medical Students on rotation from University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Skills needed would be to lead, give direction, provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the Psychiatry field. Administrative: Completes encounters/examinations in a timely manner. Attends assigned hospital committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions. Work Schedule: Part-time (20 hours per week), Monday-Friday day shift with rotating on-call coverage."]
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