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    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

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    The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time board certified Addictions Psychiatrist. The incumbent will carry an appropriate clinical workload, take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and will be involved with quality assurance and performance improvement activities. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

    - Clinical: Provide psychiatric patient care to our Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program (SARRTP) veteran patients. This would include: provide full-range of clinically indicated treatment and rehabilitation services for patients with substance abuse disorders, including ambulatory withdrawal management and addiction recovery services to veterans with substance use and co-occurring disorders; conduct assessments for psychiatric, substance use, social and any associated medical problems in the residential and outpatient clinical setting; perform initial psychiatric evaluation with follow-ups determined by their clinical needs for new patients; assess patients for suicidal, homicidal or violent behavior and offer appropriate treatment modalities and for associated medical, surgical or other problems and will make prompt referral to appropriate services; use appropriate treatment modalities including psychotropic medications, individual therapy, and group therapy with evidence-based addiction-focused pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions; evaluate patients for the appropriateness of admission to SARRTP and/or substance abuse outpatient services and may admit the veteran to acute Inpatient Psychiatry if immediate stabilization is needed; provide ongoing follow up for appropriate patients and will assist in monitoring the patients enrolled in the program and the outcome of various treatments provided by the program; provide education (individual, family, and group) on substance use disorders, mental/emotional problems, preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs; maintain phone contact with patients, families, and community agencies as needed; serve as a consultant to others needing guidance and direction in the management of complex, difficult patient care cases, especially involving substance use disorders in residential and other settings.

    - Teaching: Provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students on rotation from University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Skills needed would be to lead, give direction, provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the Psychiatry field and train other professional staff in the psychiatry section.

    - Administrative: Completes encounters in a timely manner. Attends hospitals assigned committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions. Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports concerning this department, maintaining accurate data on all procedures. Prepares and updates the policy and procedure manual for the department that complies with JCAHO guidelines.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm; rotating call shared with other Psychiatrists required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488387200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.