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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 San Francisco VA Health Care System is recruiting a part time psychiatrist for to work jointly with the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team and the Women's Mental Health Program. The candidate will join two closely linked multidisciplinary teams including psychology, social work, nursing staff and trainees who work collaboratively with each other and our primary care colleagues. In addition to consultation with medication management and psychotherapy modalities to priority patient populations (combat veterans, survivors of sexual abuse, military sexual trauma and intimate partner violence; patients with issues related to pregnancy, post-partum and parenting; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans; and female OEF/OIF veteran readjustment); the candidate will co-lead a longitudinal clinical learning experiences for UCSF psychiatry residents." The staff physician (psychiatry) is assigned to the VA San Francisco Health Care System (VASFHCS), Mental Health Service, providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the inter-disciplinary team providing clinical care to the patients at VASFHCS. As a Staff Psychiatrist, the responsibilities include providing psychiatric evaluation and treatment in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Adult Psychiatry board eligibility or board certification is required. Supervision and education of VA psychiatry fellows, as well as medical students and psychiatry residents from University of California, San Francisco, is required as part of the position, in addition to on-call responsibilities (faculty back up to the psychiatry resident). Major duties include but may not be limited to: Participate in an effective clinical program with attention to patient outcome indicators Practice within the scope of assigned privileges. Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the facility and agency. Meet medical staff criteria for initial appointment and reappointment, including ongoing CME. Comply with prescribed record keeping practices in accordance with the rules, regulations and bylaws. Comply with prescribed information security policy and procedures. Work effectively with patients, families, staff, coworkers and other health care professionals. Participate in Medical Service educational activities and scheduled meetings. Comply with assigned Peer Reviews and maintaining quality assurance standards. Complete all assigned health record reviews, peer reviews, etc., within the identified timeframes. Work Schedule: Flexible Schedule
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