Physician (Psychiatrist- Outpatient Medical Director for STARC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Orlando, Florida
Internal Number: 672870100
The Outpatient Medical Director for STARC will supervise other medical providers and manage and expand outpatient Medication Assisted Treatments across sites and levels of care. 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. Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification: (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply. (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.] Preferred Experience: Requires experience with Substance Use Disorders and Medication Assisted Treatments. Must have DEA Waiver to prescribe MAT Buprenorphine products. 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 LBS); light carrying (15 LBS and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["**This position is located at our Lake Nona location** Provide leadership for addiction psychiatrists, MDs, and ARNPs, ensuring regulatory compliance in an ambulatory outpatient withdrawal management setting to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) for patient care, to ensure all are meeting performance targets and benchmarks for the clinical and administrative activities, and to foster academic career development of junior psychiatrists. Assesses needs, allocates resources, monitors use and works with program managers to develop policies and procedures, implements systems to ensure the competency of professional practice for addiction psychiatrists, MDs and APRNs. Provides leadership to recruit/select addiction physicians, psychiatrists, APRNs. Assists in addressing performance deficiencies; implements processes for maintaining ethical standards and professional identity among specialty addictions physician and psychiatry staff; leadership in data-based quality improvement to promote adherence to clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) and current standards of practice. Provide medication and ancillary treatment or referrals for patients diagnosed with SUD and potential co-occurring diagnoses. Candidate will have necessary experience and credentials to prescribe medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders, they will possess a DEA Waiver to prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone products, have administrative and leadership experience, and familiarity with VHA and other regulatory standards, as well as a desire to enhance the delivery of quality, Veteran-centered care to our nation's veterans. Required to support SUD/mental health education for the organization across multiple disciplines but with direct engagement with medical students and psychiatry residents. Candidate will supervise specialty SUD MAT staff and Addictions Physicians ****Limited local travel - may be asked to travel to OPCs in catchment area***** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Incentive Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible (See the 'additional info' section for more info)\nPay: 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, but with weekends and irregular work hours highly likely due to leadership role in a 24/7 hospital service. The inpatient section chief is not routinely part of the rotating call schedule. Clinical services may need to be provided off tour and will be required to do so upon receiving critical clinical messages."]
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.