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Physician (Psychiatrist)

Company: Health eCareers
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION
TELEWORK MAY BE APPROVED AT MANAGEMENT DISCRETION

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.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity from a National Physician Recruitment Consultant, forward your CV and contact information Show Contact Details --.

This position is a permanent, full-time, position located in the Mental Health Service Line at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in New Bedford, Massachussets. Major duties and responsibilities will primarily be performed in an inpatient setting with possible outpatient duties depending on workload, to include:
* Provides direct psychiatric patient care commensurate with the standards for clinical or academic staff position.
* Provides care for patients with substance abuse disorders including assessment, diagnosis, and providing psychosocial and pharmacological treatment (e.g. methadone and buprenorphine).
* Provides oversight regarding medical and psychiatric assessment and psychopharmacologic management of all patients in the Mental Health clinics and programs at the Medical Center.
* Conducts examinations, determines diagnoses, demonstrates therapeutic ability and effectiveness in emergencies, manages patients, and thoroughly documents patient records.
* Maintains a clinical or academic faculty appointment with Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
* Serves on various committees.
* Positively represents the medical center's Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service.
* Participates in on-call responsibilities in rotation with the other staff psychiatrists.
* Develops and delivers educational programs and clinical learning opportunities in the Mental Health Service for psychiatry residents, allied health trainees, and medical students.
Preferred experience working on outpatient Mental Health, outpatient planning and case management.

Work Schedule:The Providence VA Healthcare System is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes will be considered based on patient and facility needs.
Financial Disclosure: Not Required

This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. This vacancy will be reviewed every two weeks, and applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received. This announcement may be closed prior to close date if a selection has been made.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Qualifications
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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.
* Education: 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.
* License: 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.
* Residency: 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.
* Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification:
* (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply.
* (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position.
* (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.]
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience:Experience working on outpatient Mental Health, outpatient planning and case management.

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.Contact Information Show Contact Details

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