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. 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. 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. Additional Requirements: Board certified or eligibility for board certification 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized, for highly qualified candidate\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\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: 1 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 The Medical Director, Inpatient Mental Health Service Psychiatrist oversees the administration and operations of psychiatric medical care at the Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry Unit (MHU) at Reno VA Medical Center. Supervises psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and other Mental Health staff (Psychology, Social Work, Peer Support) on the MHU. S/He collaborates with other VA departments and services that contribute to the provision of mental health care on the acute/inpatient setting. Medical Director, Inpatient Mental Health Service Responsibilities: Oversees the administration and operations of psychiatric medical care at the Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry Unit (MHU) at the VA Reno Medical Center. Supervises psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and other Mental Health staff (Psychology, Social Work, Peer Support) on the MHU. Collaborates with other VA departments and services that contribute to the provision of mental health care on the acute/inpatient setting (e.g. Pharmacy, Nursing, VA Police, et al.). Collects and synthesizes data regarding inpatient services for Quality Management and leadership review. Maintains a panel of patients on the inpatient psychiatric unit, including completing admissions and discharges, management of psychiatric and medical conditions, and consulting with other specialists, as well as ordering laboratory and x-ray services. Participates in the consultation of patients with possible mental health disorder who are admitted onto the medical/surgical floors of the general hospital. Collaborates with MH leadership and other VA departments, assists in developing RPIWs, Action Plans, to enhance services on MHU and in closing gaps in care across the facility Directs the educational experiences for psychiatry residents/medical students on the MHU and participates in the educational experiences of trainees from a variety of mental health disciplines. Serves as subject matter expert and advises leadership regarding standard of care for psychiatric practice regarding a wide variety of mental health disorders often requiring inpatient psychiatric stabilization, and the applicable laws regarding commitment and involuntary administration of medications. Works with Healthcare Recruiter and Mental Health Leadership in all steps of recruitment, hiring, and retention of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners on MHU Communicates to staff and monitors performance and workload expectations consistent with local and national VA standards. Provides employee feedback regarding clinical performance on a regular basis. Assists in developing plans to improved performance when deficits are identified. Coaches and mentors staff to promote and encourage continued medical learning and clinical excellence. Rewards employee contributions and performance which exceed performances. Completes FPPE/OPPE and chart audits for credentialing of subordinate staff. Administers leave request and clinic cancellations for subordinate staff. Participates in MH Service Supervisor meetings and assists other Supervisors/Program Managers in aspects related to best practices, standards of care for psychiatric practice Develops the schedule of work for the MHU team, including ensuring sufficient coverage for planned absences, and works with MH Leadership to develop plans for coverage in the event of unexpected absences Takes the lead in preparation for accreditation surveys for the MHU team, including assisting with documentation, participating MHEOCC rounds, and related survey follow up. Assists in developing policies and procedures for MHU Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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