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Physician - Psychiatrist (Traumatic Stress Recovery Program) in Honolulu, Hawaii

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Psychiatrist (Traumatic Stress Recovery Program) position is part of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. VAPICS provides access to patient care to over 130,000 veterans across a 2.6M square mile area of the Pacific Ocean. Remote Island locations, separated by great distances of ocean, is the environment in which the VAPIHCS delivers a full range of comprehensive health care services. The VAPIHCS operates seven community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) covering seven county areas. These outpatient clinics are in America Samoa, Guam, Hilo, Kauai, Kona, Leeward, and Maui. VAPIHCS is a Level 2 facility within the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) .Incumbent will provide psychiatrist services as part of an interdisciplinary specialty mental health team, participates in team meetings, committees, and other assigned duties as a member of the VAPIHCS medical staff.

  • Duties including providing a full range of psychiatric care, including psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy, for Veteran patients consistent with clinical privileges in psychiatry using various modalities (Face-to-Face; Telehealth; Phone) as required for the program.
  • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic assessments.
  • Participates effectively in weekly team as well as informal treatment planning conferences.
  • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations related to psychiatric issues and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
  • Performs on call duties, maintains availability for consultation as needed by TSRP, the residential PTSD Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (PRRP), and Behavioral Health staff.
  • Documents care in the electronic health record, including regularly updated documentation of treatment plans, and participates in quality improvement activities and peer chart reviews.
  • Conducts evidence-based groups in collaboration with staff from other disciplines.
  • Provides Prescribing Staff on Duty (PSOD) calendar coverage rotation approximately once per week.
  • Assists in coordination with in-patient treatments and hospitalization processes, manages psychiatric emergencies in the clinic including conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessments and developing safety plans.
  • Provides education and information to veterans engaged in treatment and any relevant family members or care partners.
  • Participates in the call pool as an Attending Psychiatrist. Typically -5 weekends/weeks per year, depending on the size of the on-call pool.
  • Must work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexible mindset- willing to cover residential PTSD program and Triage clinic on an ad hoc basis.
  • When there is shortage of staffing, willing to help cross-cover other areas within ambulatory care program mental health as work week allows and as requested by supervisor.
  • Provide training and supervision to psychiatry residents rotating in TSRP and/or PRRP Programs.
  • Must maintain privileges with Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) to enable care of Tricare beneficiaries.
  • Must have ability to use distinct medical record systems for outpatient (CPRS) and inpatient (Genesis) care interchangeably.
  • Participate in a Performance Improvement Project (PIP).VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. .Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): .EDRP Authorized: Contact , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistanceWork Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pmPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increasesPaid 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 VAInsurance: 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 territoryCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage providedContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu , Physician - Psychiatrist (Traumatic Stress Recovery Program) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Healthcare , Honolulu, Hawaii

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