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 or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible 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 VA Central California Health Care System is currently seeking a full-time Addiction Psychiatrist for our Mental Health Service, providing collateral assigned duties for our facility Medicine Department Pain Clinic. The Pain Clinic provides consultation and treatment services for the management of acute and chronic pain. The Addiction Psychiatrist will work alongside a multidisciplinary Pain Management Clinical Team as a consultant and when appropriate provide treatment services for patients with co-morbid substance use, addiction, and mental health conditions. Motivational Interviewing skills are highly recommended. Major duties and responsibilities include: Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, with substance use disorder or other addictions, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who have comorbid mental illness as well as psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management (medication assisted therapy), suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, psychosocial treatment, and overall care of patients with substance use, addiction, and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. The Psychiatrist will serve as a mental health team lead with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals such as our Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program and Mental Health Clinic. Participates effectively in committees, team meetings, treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care. Actively engage and contribute in achieving performance Metrix for the pain management program. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
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