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Physician-Primary Care For Mental Health Service

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration North Little Rock , AR 72114

Posted 3 months ago

Duties

Summary

This position would be located within Mental Health Service and would provide consultative service as a primary care physician to the psychiatric inpatient services, particularly the inpatient geriatric psychiatry service. Another important role of this position is to provide support and consultation to medical APRNs in the outpatient substance use program and in the residential programs.
Responsibilities

In addition, services as a primary care physician would be provided to populations of veterans who may not regularly be seeking primary care services, such as those served by our Mental Health Intensive Case Management team.This is a group of veterans who have been diagnosed with a severe chronic mental illness. This is an ideal position for a primary care physician with an interest in mental illness and with an appreciation for a diverse array of opportunities.
Provide primary medical care for an identified and enrolled panel of patients with our seriously mentally ill population in conjunction with the Mental Health Treatment Team .
Provide medical support to our psychiatric inpatient and domiciliary services including medical detoxification services.
Provide services as the physician collaborator to medical Advanced Practice Nurses.
Medical Care could include annual exams, illness intervention, specialty consultation/referral, prescribing medication, ordering labs, radiology procedures and various therapies to maximize patient wellness.
Responsible for all performance measures/monitors involving primary care and adherence to all clinical policies and procedures outlined in facility Medical Center Memorandums, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and National directives.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00a m-4:30 pm; work schedule may vary depending on needs of the service. Occasional extended hours.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Total salary will include Base component and Market Pay. Final salary to be determined by a local physician pay panel. Physicians are eligible for annual performance pay and incentive awards.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Job family (Series)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may ne required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Qualifications

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.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desired. If selected for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to patients in this position.

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:
light lifting and carrying; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and emotional stability.

Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status.

Incumbents for this position may apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) ONLY IF ALL of the following conditions are met:
EDRP funds are available for a Full Time Appointment .
All eligibility factors, as shown in VHA Handbook 1021.01. are met.
Incumbent is within the first 6 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment. Submitting incomplete application packages or lack of EDRP funds does NOT extend the 6 month period.
A complete EDRP application package must be submitted to the EDRP Coordinator within 4 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment.
There is no guarantee of receipt of any EDRP award and if awarded, the amount may be for a lesser amount than requested.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

Resume

You may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:

VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: .

OF 306, Declaration for Federal Employment

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

DD-214
OF-306
VA 10-2850
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Physician-Primary Care For Mental Health Service

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration