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.
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
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