The Hampton VAMC in Hampton, Virginia, is seeking three full-time Physician (Psychiatrist) assigned to the main Hampton VAMC campus. Selectee (s) will provide ongoing psychiatric care to a vulnerable population of Veterans in an outpatient setting. Provide a full array of psychodiagnostic, psychotherapeutic and pharmacological management. They will provide services to Veterans in a BHIP/Outpatient team setting that will include multi-disciplinary approaches. Clinical Duties a. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. b. Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population of patients of males, females, geriatric, and post deployment combat veterans who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues that may include homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. c. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings including the outpatient, inpatient, emergency department, primary care/mental health integrated programs, and hospital ward settings. d. The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals. e. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members which enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. f. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. g. Ensures that the practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice psychiatric guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. h. Participates in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Academic/Teaching a. Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives. b. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff. c. Involved in the supervision and teaching of psychiatry residents and other trainees assigned to unit as appropriate. d. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients. e. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. f. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Performs other duties as assigned. Supervisory Controls The Staff Psychiatrist is a LIP who practices based on his/her specific approved privileges, guidance derived from VHA, Medical Center Bylaws and Service Directives/MCMS and is under the supervision of the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service Chief. Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM - Monday - Friday, 40 hours/per week; on-call as needed, evening, weekends and holidays may be required.. Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified applicant Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified applicant Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.