This position is within Mental Health Service in Psychiatry Section and is located in the San Diego VA Medical Center (VAMC), a teaching hospital located adjacent to the University of California San Diego campus, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
It is a 256 bed, level 1a, tertiary care center that is dedicated to providing both primary and specialized outpatient health care, extended care, acute medical, surgical, intermediate and psychiatric care services with almost all major specialties and subspecialties represented.
The facility has 38 acute psychiatric inpatient beds and 29 substance abuse rehabilitation beds.
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; on-call, holidays, weekends may be required to meet patient care needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Educational Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible to apply for an educational loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Educational Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
Applicant must meet eligibility and funds must be available.
Please contact Ms. Angelina Tenney, EDRP Coordinator, at 858-552-8585 Ext 7664 as soon as you come onboard with your Service or no later than 120 days or if you have any questions regarding EDRP.
Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidate.
Basic Requirements: CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: 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.
LICENSURE REQUIREMENT: 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.
TRAINING REQUIREMENT: 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 REQUIREMENT: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: - Excellence in delivery of clinical/patient care.
- Excellence in medical knowledge.
- Ability to ensure timeliness/completeness of VA medical record documentation.
- Excellence in professionalism/professional standards (performance and likely ratings on patient centered care, meeting attendance, etc.) - Ability for collaboration/collegiality/being an outstanding team player.
- Excellent leadership/administrative skills.
- High quality teaching skills.
- Ability to make academic contributions.
- Ability to make contributions to VA research/development of novel evidence-based care for veterans.
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: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.