The main VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System campus is located in Leeds, which is a part of Northampton, MA. The incumbent will work as an Inpatient Psychiatrist within the Mental Health Service Line. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The inpatient psychiatrist serves as a clinical team leader, carrying a caseload on a 60-bed acute/step-down inpatient unit, divided equally among three psychiatrists with the assistance of three full-time social workers and psychologists, and with the assistance of the inpatient supervisory psychiatrist when needed. Psychiatrists practice autonomously with opportunity for consultation whenever needed. The department promotes opportunities for teaching and supervision. Some coverage of walk-ins may be expected in a carve-out clinic during certain days/hours, rotated among clinic staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On call duties are rotated among group. This Announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. This vacancy will be reviewed every two weeks, and applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received. This announcement will remain open until filled. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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