The Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks is seeking a Supervisory Psychiatrist to supervise Physician Assistants, Advance Practice Nurses and Psychiatrists. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in Psychiatry Preferred Experience: Experience managing complex health care programs and departments related to mental health. Management skills to include process improvement, task management, professional communication, employee management, conflict resolution, personnel evaluation. 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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, both hands required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaegar 1 to 4, specific visual requirement (20/50 one, 20/100 other), hearing aid permitted, specific hearing requirements (ability to hear conversational voice aid permitted), mental and emotional stability, protracted or irregular hours of work in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. Work requires daily trips from employee's work-area to other areas throughout the Medical Center. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program 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 Duties include, but are not limited to: Operation and management of key clinical, training, and administrative programs Development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, professional management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and that constitute a significant component of the medical center Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks and meet multiple deadlines Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing and budgeting requirements. Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated controlled work operations Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interest and points of view Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation and programs Ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees, including providing constructive feedback Assists employees to set goals for workload and professional development Participates in quality management processes, including conducting supervisory chart reviews Participates in credentialing and privileging processes for employees Skill in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue Ability to lead bimonthly prescriber staff meetings Ensures that appropriate coverage is arranged for patient care Resolves conflict among staff Carry an active caseload of clinical care Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have 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, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Modalities for patient care include face-to-face, tele-video, and phone calls as clinically appropriate. Provider must be able to incorporate alternative encounter modalities into clinic. 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. Maintains appropriate licensing and board certifications as applicable. Participates effectively in team meetings and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care. Functioning as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, PA's, APN's, nurses and/or other support staff. Works as collaborating physician with PA's and APN's as necessary. Orders diagnostic tests and consultations. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of medical students and residents in training. May be asked to perform on call duties. Primary responsibilities in outpatient Psychiatric Services. 1 hour provided for new patients, 30 minutes for follow ups. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rotating holiday and evening call/including weekends. Post call days provided. Due to the nature of this leadership position, it is expected that working hours could be extended beyond the normal tour of duty"]
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