The incumbent will work as an outpatient psychiatrist within the Mental Health Service Line in Leeds, Massachusetts, VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidate(s). Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Mental Health Service Line Staffing: 174 Full-Time Employee Equivalents, including 17 Psychiatrists; 5 of the 17 psychiatrists are assigned to the Leeds Mental Health Clinic, along with 8 Clinical Psychologists, 2 Social Workers, 2 Clinical Pharmacist, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 1 Nurse, and 1 Nursing Assistant. Psychology, Social Work, and Physician Assistant students work in the Mental Health Clinic as well. Psychiatrists practice autonomously with opportunity for consultation, whenever needed. The department promotes opportunities for teaching and supervision. Outpatient Psychiatrists serve as clinical leaders on interdisciplinary treatment teams. On-call duties are rotated among group, with ability to switch among members easily. VA Central Western MA Healthcare System has 85 inpatient mental health beds across 3 inpatient units. The hospital has a large outpatient service on the main campus and 5 affiliated community based outpatient clinics across Central and Western Mass (Springfield, Worcester, Fitchburg, Greenfield and Pittsfield). There is also a 16-bed Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence located in downtown Northampton. Psychiatrists assigned to the Medical Center campus and to the Springfield and Greenfield CBOCs are part of an on-call rotation for Psychiatric Officer of the Day during WHEN hours including rounding on acute patients during weekends and holidays. Currently there are 11 Psychiatrists in the rotation." Some coverage of walk-ins may be expected in a carve-out clinic during certain days/hours, rotated among clinic staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.