Chief of Psychiatry

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Closing date
May 20, 2023

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Chief of Psychiatrist Opportunity providing care to Veterans In The Alaska VA Healthcare System

The Alaska VA Healthcare System is current seeking a Chief of Psychiatry.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
*The individual must possess the interpersonal and clinical skills to provide primary mental health care for VA patients 20% of total available clinic time (.20) or 8 hours per week.
*Conduct history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients.
*Complete intake assessments and formulates diagnosis.
*Develop and present treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team.
*Order all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments.
*Initiate consults and referrals as indicated.
*Provide psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan.
*Maintain effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters.
*May require maintaining credentials and privileges at the Joint Venture Hospital.
*Oversee/Perform psychiatry on-call duties as needed.
*Participate in professional and administrative activities as assigned.
*Flexible and able to develop and supervise teams and programs, ensures effective communication both within the services they oversee and with other clinical services and administrative and support services external to them
*Ensure that all Physicians/Nurse Practitioners coordinate psychosocial evaluation, assessment, and periodic reassessments of Veterans for appropriate placement along the Mental Health continuum of care.
*Coordinate provision of Veteran care needs ensuring fluidity of care is provided by Psychiatric team members to and from Primary Care, Specialty Mental Health Services, Integrated Mental Health Services, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs (MHRRTP).
*Coordinate provision of Veteran care needs ensuring fluidity of care is provided by Psychiatric team members to and from Primary Care, Specialty Mental Health Services, Integrated Mental Health Services, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs (MHRRTP).
*Participate in all National and VISN level calls/trainings etc. for Psychiatric care expectations, implementation and continued programing.
*Provide reporting duties of all provisions of Psychiatric care outcomes, needs, expectations to ACOS of Mental Health, Mental Health Executive Meeting and other requests of Leadership team.
*Support the Chief of Social and Behavioral Health and the ACOS of Mental Health in developing quality improvement and Personnel Practices to enhance service provision
Normal Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Key Requirements:

  • S. Citizenship.
  • Board Certification/Eligibility
  • Must have full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in ANY U.S. State.

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal)
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
  • 11 Federal holidays per year with pay
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension), 12.7% of your salary is vested in the pension. (Government contributes 8.3% and employee contributes 4.4%) and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Please send applications (curriculum vitae and letter of interest) via email to: Michael Naccarato, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant: michael.naccarato@va.gov or call 602-277-5551 ext. 3526

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