Serve as a Physician-Mental Health Supervisor for the prescribers (psychiatrists, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists) located within Eastern Colorado Health Care System catchment area(s). Supervise the prescribers at their respective, locations on the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), Substance Use Disorder Team (SUD), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) team, and Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team. 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. Preferred Experience: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires lifting and carrying under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, and hearing (aid may be permitted). Ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters (glasses are permitted). Must possess mental and emotional stability. A respirator medical evaluation is also required. In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["This is the full performance level for Physicians. At this level, physicians, are licensed to practice independently. Each must be a board eligible M.D. from an accredited institution and have successfully completed residency and be licensed to practice in a state at the independent practice level. They are assigned to any VHA program and setting, including inpatient or outpatient medicine, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organizational Development. Staff Psychiatrists diagnose mental disorders and treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Staff psychiatrists prescribe medications according to their scope of practice. (Not all MD.s may prescribe Suboxone.) The Physician holds a state license to practice psychiatry. The incumbent has knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and behavioral health that qualifies them to offer different modalities of treatment to include the prescribing of various medications to treat symptoms. Clinical Administrative duties (50%) - Administration of clinical care that requires psychiatric oversight by a physician. - Participation in staff psychiatrist and other position hires - Shared oversight of outpatient clinical performance measures - Outpatient MH prescriber Professional Practice Evaluation review - Complex case reviews - Interface with other clinical services - Interface with rest of outpatient, residential, and inpatient psychiatric services - Back-up and cross coverage for the Psychiatry Section Chief Personnel Management: (50%) - The incumbent is directly responsible for the clinical oversight of the psychiatrists, mental health APRN's, and Physician Assistants that are under them. Will also coordinate with any Clinical Pharmacists in their areas. - Mental Health Executive Board member - Work with Associate Residency Training Directors for VA on MHC, PES, BHL resident training programs including VA Chief Resident and expansion of evidence-based psychotherapies training. - Work with teaching attendings for medical student rotations - Membership in Department of Psychiatry residency and medical student committees as agreed upon. - Direct supervision and training of psychiatry residents and medical students as agreed upon. - Mentoring of junior faculty as agreed upon. - System wide committees as agreed upon. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent exercises independent judgment in the practice and provision of psychiatric services (clinical care, consultation, and education). The incumbent consults with peers; the Psychiatry Section Chief, and the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) of the Mental Health Service, as needed. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be eligible for highly qualified applicants. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance, Jefferey Young by Email: Jeffrey.Young9@va.gov Phone: (720) 723-4828. 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: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m."]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.