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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
City:Augusta
State:GA
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Psychiatry
Opportunity Description:

The Augusta, GA VA Medical Center is searching for a BE/BC Psychiatrist to join their Mental Health team. The psychiatrist is an independent provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's mental health needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment.

The positions are located at the Augusta, GA VA Medical Center.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

•Provide general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans and including on-call services

• General psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, but are not limited to, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy

•Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical supervision of mid-level providers, psychiatric advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate

•Required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. Other services include, but are not limited to, treatment common patient diagnoses to include anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other Serious Mental Illnesses, Dementia, mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries and any other psychiatric interventions deemed necessary by Mental Health Service Line management.

•The Psychiatrist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities. Psychiatrist carries an outpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities. Psychiatrist is responsible for the longitudinal management of the patient within a sound clinical environment, while creating an efficient cost-management of the patient's on-going care.

Psychiatrist is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of care; conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients; completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis; develops and presents treatments plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team; orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consults and referrals; maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters; performs other duties as assigned.

Salary Range: Up to $264,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.

Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament.  If golf is not one of your favorite sports, Augusta and neighboring areas, offer a myriad of other sporting events to enjoy. Augusta also offers a multitude of cultural events including the Augusta Symphony and the Augusta Theater Company. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Citizenship: U.S Citizenship is required (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting form 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 for the year in which the course of study was completed.


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.

Certification: The physician must be board certified/board eligible in Psychiatry. Certification by the American Specialty Board preferred.

Physical Standards:  Must meet the physical standards established for this position

English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html  

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

Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Compensation:
Up to $264,000
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:Covered by VA
Other benefits:
http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp
Facility Description:

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division medical center providing tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury.  The Downtown Division is authorized 166 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery, and 71 spinal cord injury). 

The Uptown Division, located approximately three miles away, is authorized 123 beds (68 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation and 40 rehabilitation medicine).  In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and a 60-bed Domiciliary are located at the Uptown Division. The medical center serves as a network resource for the treatment of spinal cord injury, blind rehabilitation, post traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatry patients. 

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon have numerous agreements, which provide for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities in the Augusta metropolitan area.

The Augusta VA Medical Center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge.  The medical center enjoys a strong affiliation with the Augusta University.  Charlie Norwood VAMC provides medical and allied health training to an average of more than 700 students and residents annually.  Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions.

Affiliations

Augusta University
Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions

Authorized Beds

481 Authorized

Type of Facility

General Medicine & Surgery
Neuro-psychiatry

Special Programs

Agent Orange
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Audiology
Blind Rehabilitation
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Domiciliary
Gulf War Registry
Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
Hospice Unit
Intensive Psychiatric Community Care (IPCC)
Long-term Psychiatric Care
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
Neurology
Open Heart Surgery
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Respiratory Therapy
Respite Care
Restorative Nursing Home Care
SCI Hospital-based Home Care
Sleep Laboratory Program
Social Model for Alzheimer's Disease Care
Speech Pathology
Spinal Cord Injury Center (SCI)
Stroke Rehabilitation
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Women's Health Clinic

Community Description:

Think you know the real Augusta? We have some surprises in store for you. Augusta is a historic city with a fresh new vibe. Yes, we’re tradition, we’re golf, we’re azaleas and manicured lawns. We’re also funky music, cutting-edge art and Improv Theater. We’re family festivals, outdoor  fun and quirky bistros. We’re art and music and history and kayaking and baseball. We’re more than you ever imagined.

There are lots of ways to get to the heart of Augusta. Learn where old meets new and tradition meets tomorrow. Come take a walk along our tree-lined streets, stroll along the Savannah River or see the city from the water. You’ll learn a lot about us through our food, from traditional Southern cuisine to New American, regional fare as you take your time over dishes that are down home or high style. 

We have fair weather most of the year, so it’s easy to get out and play. Take advantage of the long, lazy summers to explore the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area or the trails and views along the Riverwalk. We have nice neighbors who share our love of the outdoors, so be sure to check out the F.A.T.S. mountain bike trails, lakes and parks that meander from Georgia to South Carolina and back again.

Visit our history museums and preserved sites to learn about the famous figures and everyday people who helped shape our past. Visit historic downtown Augusta to see how the past is giving way to a future of innovative art, music and performance. 

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