The Perry Point VA Medical Center is located on a beautiful campus of approximately 400 acres on the banks of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, swimming, bicycling, and jogging. There is ample, free parking on the grounds of the medical center, which is conveniently located just off of I-95 and U.S. Route 40.
Psychiatrist – Perry Point, MD (No On-Call)
The Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Program (DRRTP) is a 29-bed residential care program on the grounds of the Perry Point VA Medical Center. This program assists in the reintegration of homeless Veterans back into the community at their highest level of independent functioning. The DRRTP provides the necessary skills to recognize signs of a return of risk behaviors and will provide the sources available within the community with which to intervene. The DRRTP supports efforts in job placement and home procurement with the goal of independent living, including budget management, nutrition, preventive health care, medication management and leisure/ lifestyle skills. The DRRTP serves Veterans with mental health and substance use disorders who are also experiencing homelessness.
The Compensated Work Therapy/ Transitional Housing Program (CWT/TR) is a 24 bed program located in 5 individual homes on the grounds of the Perry Point VA Medical Center. It’s goal is to provide treatment and support to Veterans who wish to attain community work for the purpose of successful community re-integration. One of the key components of the program is the therapeutic value of community work, and therefore, the goal of obtaining community work when prepared, and as soon as possible must be one of the expressed goals for every resident coming into the program. Community work can be defined in a broad context but usually consists of compensable, competitive employment. Since the program is a transitional program, it is also expected that every resident will obtain independent community housing before discharging from the program.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Relocation/Recruitment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Requires 4 days onsite On-Call Required: No On-Call
Board certification by the ABPN in Psychiatry
Experience treating patients with clozapine
Experience treating patients with long-acting injectable antipsychotics
Experience and interest in treating patient dually diagnosed with substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders
Experience and interest in treating appropriate patients with buprenorphine maintenance
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.