Psychiatrist (Home Based Primary Care / Specialty Mental Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Internal Number: 623666400
The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the homes of Veterans living within the HBPC program service area with complex and chronic, disabling diseases. The program targets frail, chronically ill Veterans requiring care by an interdisciplinary health care team to maximize the Veterans' function and quality of life. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4pm; no weekend or evenings; compressed available with supervisor approval HBPC Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner is an independent care provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of mental health needs, and serves as a core member of the HBPC Interdisciplinary Team. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will provide primary mental health care for HBPC patients at least 50% of total available clinic time. The Specialty Mental Health clinic provides primary mental health care to Veterans in an outpatient clinic setting. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will also work in outpatient mental health clinic no more than 50% of total available clinic time. - The individual must possess the interpersonal and clinical skills to provide primary mental health care. - Conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients. - Completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis. - Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team - Orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments- Initiates consults and referrals as indicated - Provides psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan - Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters - Participates in professional and administrative activities as assigned.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.