The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, it includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. The name Memphis means Established and Beautiful. Known worldwide as the "Home of the Blues & Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. Not only is it the second largest city in Tennessee, but it also has affordable housing, great schools, some of the best barbecue, and much more. Plus, Tennessee has NO STATE TAXES!!! The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty-three-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment Program): This position may be eligible for EDRP. You must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA Policy and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN 9 HR EDRP VISN9HREDRP@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) physician serves as a staff physician for the MAT clinic at the main campus of the Memphis VA Medical Center. The MAT physician's primary duties involve: Screening of candidates for MAT clinic participation, including chart reviews, telephone, video and in clinic interviews. This includes medical history, physical assessment, and other necessary evaluations to determine the clinical appropriateness of Veterans for various treatment modalities offered by the MAT. Contraindications to offered treatments as well as ensuring that appropriate medication reconciliation and education of risks, benefits and alternatives to treatment have been performed and documented. Appropriate counseling and education will need to be provided whether the Veteran is deemed appropriate for admission into any modality of treatment offered by the MAT clinic. Oversight of induction onto the agent selected for treatment, including ensuring that proper monitoring and ordering of medications and labs are completed in a timely manner, along with associated documentation and scheduling of follow up. Participates actively in treatment team discussions. Maintain a current DEA x-waiver and other required credentials. Assists with screening and completion of consults. Assists with hospital wide pain management clinic functions as needed. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated Team Leader, Program Director, and/or Service Line Leader. Assists the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures and facilitates organizational success on these measures at the team level. Complies with all Facility and Service Line policies and expectations concerning administrative practices, including but not limited to leave authorization, responding to Suspense items, and completing all VA educational requirements. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Psychiatry Chief/Deputy Chief, Service Line Leader, Chief of Staff, and/or Facility Director. Attends scheduled Psychiatry Service Staff Meetings; and participates in the Psychiatry Service biannual competency review process (OPPE and FPPE), periodically serving on the Psychiatry Service Clinical Pertinence Review Committee. Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8am -4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required for this position
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.