This position is located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient Services department at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. The incumbent will be expected to provide outpatient psychiatric services including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment of patients in that setting, but also in multiple potential team arrangements depending on the needs of the facility. The applicant will be clinically active in the general mental health setting including outpatient and walk-in services, but will have integrated institutional responsibilities including coverage of medical/surgical consultation, coverage of inpatient services,?,emergency room care, and geriatric Services. It may also include substance abuse services, suboxone clinic, clozaril clinic and PTSD Program, medical/surgical clinics. The incumbent will be expected to assist in delivery of integrated patient centered psychiatric care throughout the facility. Call coverage in a rotating schedule will be required. The applicant will also be expected to provide psychiatric resident supervision and education. Qualification for faculty appointment at Albany Medical Center is required.
Team leadership and providing integrated patient care in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings
Awareness, implementation, and maintenance of JAHCO and VA guidelines for psychiatric care
Staffing specialty clinics, i.e. clozaril, suboxone based on the needs of the facility
Provision of evidence and community based assessment and care of psychiatric patients including current pharmacologic and other standard therapeutic treatments
Provides active supervision and teaching for Albany Medical Center psychiatric residents and other trainees as needed.
Participating in quality improvement initiatives and outcome data initiatives
Providing patient and family health education With a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patient's goals.
Ordering, conducting, supervising and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests. Provision of inpatient consultations to Medicine/Surgery, Emergency Room, Geriatrics and other services based on the needs of the institution
Mentoring, educating, and disseminating information regarding current clinical practices as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Timely completion of clinical documentation
Completion of education requirements
Provision of Telepsychiatry services as needed
Provides on call duties as assigned
Other clinical duties as assigned by Chief of Psychiatry
SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES:
This is a fulltime position with primary assignment to behavioral health outpatient services but with integrated presence in the facility as described above. It is expected that physician will provide thorough high quality compassionate care to veterans. The physician will be expected to exhibit leadership and team building skills, contribute to program development and educational initiatives, and complete requisite training so as to maintain competence with technological improvements related to patient care. The physician is expected to adapt clinical services to identified needs of patients as determined by the institution. The physician is expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other clinicians, staff and management. Call coverage is expected as part of department rotation and other duties, including committee membership(s) as indicated. Compliance with medical staff bylaws, including timely completion of medical records is a requirement.
U.S. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy).
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained for am institution whose accreditation was in place 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.
Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology is preferred
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Thephysicianshould be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to4 hours)walking (up to 2 hours),heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1842069.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.