This position is located in the Psychiatry Service, Northport VA Medical Center. This position provides comprehensive psychiatric care consisting of assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, referrals and consultations when deemed necessary, and coordination of aftercare services. Responsible for the coordination of multidisciplinary team in the above activities. Participates in quality management activities. Each psychiatrist is responsible to the ACOS Mental Health, to perform his/her duties and responsibilities, clinically and administratively, in accordance with the guidelines developed for clinical privileges and the bylaws of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, New York Provides comprehensive, continuing, coordinated psychiatric care for psychiatric patients. Coordinates the development of multidisciplinary treatment plan. Plans and implements discharge planning for patients as indicated. Performs clinical functions appropriate to credentials, training and experience in different settings: Outpatient Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Department. Assesses need and administration of ECT, if specifically, privileged. In consultation with other physicians and physicians' assistants or nurse practitioners, assesses the medical condition of the patient in the context of his/her psychiatric condition. Addresses the unique characteristics and issues about the young adult (18-39), middle adult (40-64), older adult (65-80) and geriatric (80+) patients, taking into consideration cognitive deficits and emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events such as ill health, economic problems, and the loss of significant others. In addition, demonstrates an awareness of the physical, social, economic and environmental challenges of those who suffer from chemical dependency when seeing patients in different settings: Outpatient Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Department. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 2.5 days a week
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