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    Staff psychiatrist for the Mental Health Clinic (MHC) also referred to as the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). Primary duties involve treating Veterans with a wide range of mental health disorders with services provided through treatment modalities such as in-person visits (individual, group, medication groups, etc.), video teleconferencing to distant clinic sites, Veterans in their homes, telephone visits, secure mail messaging, and other tele-mental health technologies.

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    The duties include but are not limited to:
    Clinical Responsibilities:

    • Providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the Mental Health Clinic, including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced diagnostic and intervention skills.
    • Demonstrating expertise in using and contemporary interview and assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions. Providing education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practices approaches to treatment.
    • Providing comprehensive assessment of Veterans at imminent risk of harm to self and/or others (including grave disability),and facilitating admission for acute psychiatric hospitalization.
    • Providing evidence-based pharmacotherapy for an assigned panel of patients, with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate.
    • Responsible for ordering, monitoring, and responding to all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments.
    • Responsible for the initiation of appropriate health care consults and referrals, as indicated.
    • Providing consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center.
    • Developing, implementing, and documenting the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the physician.
    • Providing evening and weekend on-call coverage, as assigned. Complying with all Service Line documentation requirements, including standards for timely completion of CPRS patient contact notes, use of required documentation templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols.
    • Adhering to all Facility and Service Line policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to risk assessment and reduction practices for potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation conventions.
    • Achieving minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line.
    • Other clinical responsibilities: Providing consultation services to Geriatrics and Extended Care, and the Vet Centers; providing Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment to Veterans.

    Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Assisting the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the design, development, and implementation of clinical assessment and/or intervention programs. Adhering to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated Team Leader, Program Director, and/or Service Line Leader.
    • Assisting the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program.
    • Facilitating liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services.
    • Complying with national and local performance measures and facilitates organizational success on these measures at the team level.
    • Complying with all Facility and Service Line policies and expectations concerning administrative practices, including but not limited to leave authorization, responding to Suspense items, and completing training educational requirements.
    • Attending and participating in administrative and informational meetings held by the Psychiatry Chief/Deputy Chief, Service Line Leader (or designee), Chief of Staff, and/or Facility Director. Attending scheduled Psychiatry Service Staff Meetings; and participates in the Psychiatry Service biannual competency review process (OPPE and FPPE), periodically serving on Psychiatry Service line committees.
    • Maintaining current knowledge of, and practices in accordance with, Joint Commission requirements. Protecting printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with provisions of Federal privacy acts and confidentiality statutes.
    • Follows regulations and instructions regarding release of sensitive or protected patient or employee information.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, some nights and weekends
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552714500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.