The Birmingham, AL VA Medical Center is searching for Board Certified/Board Eligible Psychiatrists to join their dynamic healthcare team. Practice patient driven care while enjoying excellent benefits and work-life balance. You’ll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you’ll get from caring for those who have served our country.
The Psychiatrist will see 8-15 patients daily with a patient panel size of 600-1000. Duties include: Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals. 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. May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned. Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, ED). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Working Virtual is Authorized Relocation/Recruitment incentive is authorized for this position Student loan repayment may be available through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
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