The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS (Mobile, AL Outpatient Clinic) is seeking a part-time Physician (Psychiatrist). 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. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification OR the ability to attain such prior to entering on duty. Please Note: A copy of the current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Preferences: ~ Board certified in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). ~ VHA experience. ~ Minimum of 2 years experience working in mental health. ~ Experience working with adults. 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. Functional Requirements: Physical Requirements ~ Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds. ~ Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds. ~ Reaching above shoulder. ~ Use of fingers. ~ Both hands required. ~ Walking (2 hours). ~ Standing (2 hours). ~ Kneeling (1 hour). ~ Repeated bending (1 hour). ~ Both legs required. ~ Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. ~ Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. ~ Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. ~ Depth perception. ~ Hearing (aid permitted). Environmental Factors ~ Working closely with others. ~ Working alone. ["THIS POSITION IS TELEWORK ELIGIBLE; HOWEVER, IT IS NOT A REMOTE OR VIRTUAL POSITION. THIS POSITION REQUIRES WORK TO BE PERFORMED ON-SITE AT THE COMMUNITY-BASED OUTPATIENT CLINIC (CBOC). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. Mobile has a certain magic that keeps you on your toes. Where a melting pot of people, flavors, cultures, and traditions become one voice to lead all of life's celebrations. Join the jubilee and welcome every day with an enduring passion and a little soulful hospitality, because life is the ultimate gift. This is the spirit of living. This is what we're born to do. In Mobile, we are forever finding reasons to throw a party. What else would you expect from the birthplace of America's original Mardi Gras? From pecans to shrimp to flowers to oysters and dogs and pumpkins and film and football and ... well, you get the picture. We're born to celebrate so come celebrate something you love, with us! Funky, feisty and festive. Historic, hip, happening, cool and cultured; You can call this coastal town a lot of things when you have a vibrant 300-year history with lots of stories to tell and long-standing traditions celebrated on a regular basis. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you'll find an authentic experience like nowhere else in the southern United States. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be Authorized for highly Qualified Candidates.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates. Contact Brandilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. See details in \"Education\" section.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Salary will be prorated, based on part-time hours worked.\nPaid 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).\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: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement.\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Major Duties/Responsibilities\n~ Provide assessment and behavioral health care to patients enrolled in the Gulf Coast VA Health Care System (GCVHCS); to include full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.\n~ Manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a clinic setting.\n~ Participate effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences.\n~ Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.\n~ Order diagnostic tests, consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.\n~ Supervision (must be board certified) and teaching of trainees in support of the psychiatric residency program.\n~ May assist other Community Based Outpatient Clinics via Telemedicine technology.\n~ Ensure practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with The Joint Commission (TJC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education.\n~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Thursday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.; however, subject to change depending on the needs of the service/medical center.\nOn call: Rotating evenings and weekends.\nBargaining Unit: This is a Bargaining Unit position.\nFinancial Disclosure: 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.