The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a well-qualified Physician to work in the Substance Dependence Program (SUDEP) in our Mental Health Care Line. The SUDEP Physician serves to provide direct care for Veterans enrolled in the Substance Dependence Program who often present with complex psychiatric and addiction-related issues. The SUDEP physician provides clinical examination, diagnosis, crisis intervention, patient management, prescribing, psychotherapy, consultation, and appropriate documentation in clinical records. The physician should have competence in the effective teaching, monitoring and coordinating of educational activities including planning, evaluating, and documenting. The SUDEP physician may be assigned responsibilities in any of the SUDEP programs, including but not limited to: Inpatient Detoxification Outpatient Detoxification Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) Opiate Substitution Program (OSP) Buprenorphine Treatment Program (BTC) Substance Abuse/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinic (SA/PTSD) Tobacco Treatment Center Outpatient Rehabilitation Dual Diagnosis Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Clinic Services embedded in other non-MHCL clinics (such as CBOCs, Pain Clinic, etc.). The physician reports to the Director, SUDEP and the Chief, Mental Health Care Line, who in turn is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Medical Staff. Every effort is made to ensure that the physician is professionally competent and capable of handling the duties and responsibilities assigned. Therefore, supervision of the physician is normally limited to administrative matters with minimal technical supervision required. The physician is directed by local and national VA policy. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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: 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) 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm, depending on the needs of the clinic
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.