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    Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The supervisory psychiatrist will assume 70% clinical and 30% administrative responsibilities. Will provide general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans including on-call services and weekend round rotations. Strong administrative and organizational support will be available to support the position.


    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
    Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
    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).
    Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
    Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
    CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
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    PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

    RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED AND FUNDED The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. Relocation expenses are authorized for this position, however, Appraised Value Offer (AVO), formerly known as the Guaranteed Home Buy Out (GHBO) program, is NOT authorized. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

    OTHER RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED

    Major duties and responsibilities include:

    • Leadership for Mental Health programs to ensure compliance to excellent standards of patient care.
    • Responsible for supervision and leadership of the provider staff (Psychiatrists and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses (APN)) assigned to Mental Health in VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) (including CBOC's).
    • 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, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
    • 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.
    • Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.
    • The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals.
    • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
    • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
    • May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned.
    • Recommends appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the group and others requesting privileges within the service.
    • Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, ED).
    Work Schedule: 7:45AM-4:30PM
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    Once appointed you will be eligible to apply for student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program. Approval is dependent on meeting program requirements and program funding.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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