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Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS)
City:Montgomery
State:AL
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Psychiatry
Opportunity Description:

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia.

  CAVHCS has Psychiatrist openings at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Tuskegee, AL, Monroeville, AL and Columbus, GA and at the medical centers in Tuskegee and Montgomery, AL.

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is seeking professional Psychiatrist to complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments for the treatment of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse in the Mental Health Service Line.

The employee performs a full range of psychiatrist assignments in a full-functioning capacity. Extensive independent judgment is required to carry out assignments that have substantial impact on services provided.

The continuous literature review to secure available guidelines, theories, principles, and practices addressing treatment and stabilization management of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse.

Duties Include:

* Participates in interdisciplinary Mental Health team to provide comprehensive mental health services in the assigned clinical setting

* Participates in the screening, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all referred patients

* Completes appropriate follow-up examinations and medication management of assigned patients

* Reviews medical information on all referred and assigned patients

* Treats mental health needs for all referred and assigned patients

* Consults with patients, their families, other medical professionals, attorneys, and other appropriate persons to interpret clinical findings

* Leads, facilitates and coordinates treatment planning and assigns person responsible for following-up on established goals and objectives

* Provides formal and informal direct supervision and didactic time to residents and trainees, as established per CAVHCS policies and School of Medicine affiliated programs

* Provides formal and informal direct supervision to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners

* Provides immediate feedback to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners and evaluation comments for their annual performance appraisals

* Directs and instructs nurses, other professional support staff, attendants, and residents in the care and treatment of patients

* Prescribes medications for the treatment of physical and psychological disorders, within approved clinical privileges

* Attends and participates in general and teaching conferences as assigned

* Pursues and receives advanced training in the field of pharmacological, behavioral, cognitive and motivational therapies, crisis interventions and treatment compliance to enhance these areas of expertise for all CAVHCS

* Provides consultation services to other disciplines within Mental Health, across service lines and the VISN

* Plans, develops and implements formal education activities

* Provides coverage for other inpatient Psychiatrists and required

* Serves a Psychiatrist Officer of the Day for on-call duties during non-administrative hours, weekends and holidays as assigned

* Abides to all patient Care, Documentation policies and ECMS Bylaws

  Board certified or board eligible by American Board of Psychiatry or Neurology (ABPN) required.

 Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Occasional weekend calls)

Salary Range: Up to $264,000 per year

Qualifications Required:

a. Citizenship:  Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

b. Education:  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

c. Licensure and Registration:   Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

d. Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical standards required by this position.

e. English Language Proficiency:  Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required. Applicant must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry or Neurology.

BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

Available Date:
Compensation:
Up to $264,000
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per yer Malpractice:provided
Facility Description:

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) was established January 1, 1997, from the merger of the Montgomery and Tuskegee VA Medical Centers, which includes community-based outpatient clinics in Dothan, Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. These sites serve more than 134,000 veterans in 43 counties in the central and southeastern portions of Alabama and western Georgia. A member of the Atlanta Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) #7, CAVHCS’ mission is to provide excellent services to Veterans across the continuum of healthcare.

The East (Tuskegee) and West (Montgomery) campuses are approximately 40 miles apart. The East Campus is located on 170-acres of land situated in a rural setting adjacent to the historic Tuskegee University and Moton Field, home of the Tuskegee Airmen. The West Campus is situated on 52-acres, located in a residential community adjacent to city school property and approximately five miles east of downtown Montgomery. Services include: Primary Care at all four sites; Medical and Surgical care; a broad range of Mental Health programs; Geriatrics and extended care, and a homeless domiciliary. Accreditations include the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

CAVHCS’ Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service’s continuum of care includes initiatives that encompass the “whole person” concept. The Dedicated Alzheimer Dementia Unit allows staff to focus on the special needs of patients with dementia. The Wandering Area, a park-like setting complete with a waterfall, allows patients with dementia access to outside activities with their families. Adoption of the Eden Alternative concept has created a home-like environment utilizing plants, pets and familiarization techniques. CAVHCS has been successful in maintaining low rates for pressure sores.

One-stop access for Veterans and their families has been enhanced by the co-location of the VA Regional Office (VARO) building on the southeast corner of the West Campus complex, as well as, VARO staff housed within the Special Examinations Unit (Compensation & Pension [C&P]; Pre-military discharge; Persian Gulf; Agent Orange, etc.).

The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Columbus, GA offers both Medical and Mental Health Primary Care. CAVHCS operates a contracted Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Dothan, AL, which provides Medical Primary Care. Mental Health Primary Care is provided through the CAVHCS staffed Mental Health Clinic in Dothan. The Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic in Fort Rucker, AL provides Primary Care and Lab Services. The newest addition to the CAVHCS, the Monroeville CBOC, provides both Medical and Mental Health Primary Care.

AFFILIATIONS

Morehouse School of Medicine
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Tuskegee University
 

AUTHORIZED BEDS

143 Hospital
160 Nursing Home Care Unit
43 Homeless Domiciliary

 

TYPE OF FACILITY

GM&S

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Home-based Primary Care
Day Treatment
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OSAT)
Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
Community Residential Care
Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP)
Respite Care
Preservation-Amputation Care and Treatment (PACT)
Visually Impaired Services Team (VIST)
Women Veterans Program

Community Description:

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2013 Census, Montgomery has a population of 201,332. It is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 115th largest in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

Montgomery is known for its renaissance of historic downtown and redevelopment of the riverfront. Montgomery is a city rich in history, yet clearly focused on the future. Once the capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery grew to become the center of the Civil Rights Movement. We are more than just the capital of Alabama-we are the epitome of economic prosperity. We enjoy being the showplace for southern hospitality, beautiful weather, and high-tech jobs.

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