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 W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina is actively seeking for 2 well-qualified Psychiatrists in the Mental Health Service Line. The Mental Health Service Line provides care in several psychiatric settings: inpatient units, ambulatory programs, residential program for substance abuse, residential program for PTSD, emergency department, medical-surgical ward, psychiatric consultation, and geriatrics with extended programs. Psychiatrists assigned to the Mental Health Service Line are expected to provide psychiatric care in those settings as required. The ACOS/Mental Health Service is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative function of the Mental Health Service. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized, May be eligible for highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, May be eligible for highly qualified candidates EDRP Authorized: Contact James Grimm III at email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Psychiatrists are able to perform and teach all of the services required in the practice of psychiatry to psychiatry residents. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who seek training in mental health services (e.g. medical students, psychology and social work interns, physician assistant and nursing students, and non-psychiatric medical residents).The duties include but are not limited to the following: Application of accepted protocols for assessment of the individual presenting for psychiatric care. Assessment may include gathering verbal and documented history, mental status examination and medical and laboratory evaluation. Diagnostic description or formulation to guide appropriate acute and secondary treatment interventions. Provision of psychiatric care according to his/her privileges. Responsible for all aspects of psychiatric care. Be available for all emergency psychiatric interventions. Provide or assist residents and/or advanced clinical providers in the process of evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric patient, and actively participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to psychiatric interventions. Evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident and attending notes as appropriate. Perform inpatient and outpatient psychiatry evaluations and treatment as the team leader. Participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. Be involved in continuous quality improvement through the peer review process. May initiate or participate in an ongoing research activity. Faculty appointments to affiliated medical schools are available, as teaching medical students, residents and other disciplines is essential. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 4:30 PM
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