OUTPATIENT STAFF PSYCHIATRIST: The Bath VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time (on-site) Outpatient Staff Psychiatrist with the energy, compassion, and commitment to provide exceptional mental health services to Veterans who have served our Country. Board eligibility in Psychiatry is required. A recruitment or relocation incentive of $10,000 has been authorized for this position. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: BE in Psychiatry (required), BC in psychiatry (preferred). DEA X waiver (preferred). 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); Light carrying (under 15 lbs.); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech. ["The Bath VA Medical Center is a U.S. Veterans Administration hospital located in Bath, Steuben County, New York. It is part of the Finger Lakes Healthcare System, in the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network and is located in the Southern Tier of New York State. The Medical Center serves Veterans in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties in NY, as well as Veterans in Tioga and Potter counties in Pennsylvania. The Finger Lakes Healthcare System is affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine. The Town of Bath lies in the southern part of \"Finger Lakes Wine Country,\" an area noted for its beautiful lakes, scenery and many outdoor activities, and home to Corning Glass, Inc. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinator, Christine McMahon, can be reached at Christine.Mcmahon2@va.gov Duties and responsibilities: Performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations on Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders using a patient-centered team approach. Provides a full range of contemporary, evidence-based therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, mental status examination, psychotherapy, medication evaluation & management. Provides care in various clinical settings, including outpatient, telehealth, residential, and consultation-liaison. Serves as a subject matter expert in support of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Team with responsibilities of providing clinical education, coordinating consults and triaging specialty clinic referrals. Participates effectively in multidisciplinary treatment planning conferences and team meetings and collaborates with staff to facilitate the coordinated delivery of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and incorporates the findings in the medical decision-making process relevant to the patient's individual needs. Participates in supervision and teaching in support of the VA mission, and provides on-call coverage and other duties as assigned. Ensures all clinical care is delivered in accordance with local policies and procedures in context of TJC, CARF, HIPAA, APA and VA standards. Completes all required medical documentation in a timely manner. Position may include occasional evening coverage. Limited call coverage (via telephone) will be required. Work Schedule: Full-time / Monday through Friday / 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 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.