Duties include, but are not limited to: The Fee-Basis Psychiatrist will conduct initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up visits, consultations, group therapy/treatment, medication management and crisis assessment and intervention to Veterans with mood, anxiety, psychotic and other psychiatric disorders at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
Responsible for providing psychiatric care in an Urgent Care setting, identifying Veterans' mental and medical health needs and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs.
The Psychiatrist will evaluate Veterans in crisis to determine if acute inpatient psychiatric admission is required, and will perform the necessary processes to admit the Veteran, if indicated.
Will perform first or second certifications for involuntary hospitalization, if necessary.
The treatment provided is in accordance with VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines as measured by the Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.
Work Schedule: Evenings, nights, and weekends.
Evening shift: 6:00 PM-7:00 AM.
Weekend/Holiday day shift 7:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician, under normal and emergent conditions.
Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.