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Addiction Psychiatrist needed to care for our Veterans - Great Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
Apr 10, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center located in Augusta, GA is searching for a BC/BE Addiction Psychiatrist to join their dynamic healthcare team.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- The Substance use Recovery Clinic (SURC) psychiatrist performs general psychiatric assessment and treatment and co-occurring substance-use disorders assessment and treatment within a multidisciplinary team. The psychiatrist works closely with their colleagues to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment in the outpatient setting. The psychiatrist works under direction from the Outpatient Medical Director (Psychiatrist).

- The psychiatrist is responsible for initiation/continuation of buprenorphine in treatment of opioid use disorder in the outpatient setting when appropriate. The psychiatrist must have completed the Drug Enforcement Agency/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (DEA/SAMHSA) training

- The psychiatrist provides treatment for patients with co-occurring SUD and general mental health disorders in the outpatient setting both in SUD and Suboxone clinics. Psychiatrist will assist in coverage of general outpatient MHC as needed.

- The psychiatrist is responsible for the ambulatory treatment of medically managed withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and/or opioids.

- The psychiatrist acts as a liaison between colleagues in the SUD specialty care clinic and the outpatient mental health clinic.

- The psychiatrist conducts history and physical examinations to include mental status examinations, intake assessments, substance-use disorders assessments, and suicide risk evaluations.

- The psychiatrist must be skilled in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. The psychiatrist must be able to provide a comprehensive clinical/psychiatric summary.

- Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.

- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.

- The psychiatrist delivers care in a variety of settings, which include in-person, telehealth, and telephone care.

- The psychiatrist ensures the practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with The Joint Commission, CARF, HIPAA, VA policies and procedures, national statutes and regulations, clinical practice guidelines, and mandatory continuing education.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved for eligible candidates

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education.

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50 55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
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)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restrictions on moonlighting

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