Telework Psychiatrist Salary for the position based on applicant's qualifications. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). The position is eligible for 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): is authorized for this position. 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. 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, Position Description: The Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) Psychiatrist functions as a physician member of interdisciplinary teams within Eastern Kansas consisting of mid-level providers, psychologist, social workers, case managers and nurses. The incumbent conducts psychiatric evaluations, develops treatment plans, and implements treatment, and provides clinical management for a variety of complex mental health conditions, including, but not limited to: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and other related conditions. Treatment planning focuses on utilization of pharmacological interventions as well as appropriate referral for additional studies and/or for adjunctive psychosocial interventions. Treatment planning also involves informing patients of risks, benefits, and alternative treatments and answering all questions. Incumbent will provide consultation to veterans' families/caregivers as well as mid-level providers and other professional staff on the assessment, education, and treatment of veterans with complex clinical problems. Position requires a working knowledge of advanced psychopharmacology, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy. Ongoing treatment involves monitoring for effectiveness and adverse effects with the goal of full symptom remission. May perform psychiatrist on-call duties and provide cross-coverage for a provider on the same treatment team or for another service as the need dictates. Incumbent will also support quality improvement initiatives and will attend the Psychiatry Service, Prescriber, and other meetings as appropriate. Functions of Position: Clinical: 80% Direct Patient Care Clinical Video Telehealth Hub Perform Psychiatrist on-call duties Major functions of this position include, but are not limited to: Functioning as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, physician extenders, nurses and/or other support staff. Primary responsibilities may be outpatient, inpatient, residential, consultation or a combination depending on the need of the service line. Privileges will consist of: admissions, discharges, diagnosis, work-up, and ongoing/continuity of care of Veterans (to include consultation for patients who suffer from various mental health disorders). Providing high quality and efficient care and be able to work well in an interdisciplinary team setting. Physician may be required to see patient(s) one-on-one , residential, inpatient or Emergency Room setting. The position may also provide education and training to residents, medical students, and clinical staff. Academic affiliation with the University of Kansas Medical Center is possible. Work Flow: Returning patients are generally seen for 30 minutes. New patients are scheduled for an hour in the outpatient areas. Inpatient and Residential Care is determined by availability and the need of the patient. Continuum of Care: general outpatient, substance abuse outpatient, mental health intensive case management, general residential, PTSD residential, sub-acute inpatient, inpatient substance abuse, community living center, acute medical, acute inpatient and ER. Administrative: 20% Team Clinical Coordination Psychiatry Service Meetings Psychiatry Resident Supervision/Training (if indicated) Elective Research Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m,. M - F.
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.