The Tuscaloosa, Alabama VA Medical Center is searching for a BE/BC Psychiatrist (Geriatric or Addiction Psychiatrist preferred) to join their dynamic healthcare team.
Graduating psychiatry residents and board eligible psychiatrists may also apply.
The target patient population will include those veterans who have a high use of VA psychiatric inpatient resources or who have severe functional impairment or are inadequately served by conventional treatments, as well as veterans who are frequent users of emergency or crisis services; and who have a diagnosis of serious mental illness with or without secondary substance abuse.
TVAMC services central and northern Alabama veterans with 73 psychiatric beds, integrated PTSD/addictions intensive outpatient programs, comprehensive outpatient services and co-occurring disorders with other serious mental illness.
Work hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Call: POD once a month
Work Volume: Outpatient:8-10/day, Inpatient Acute:13 - 14/day, Residential Care:Consultant for 60 - 70/on as needed basis
Salary Range: $190k-$264k per year
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is approved for this position
Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens) J1 Visa and H1B Visa holders will be considered on a case by case basis. Green card holders will be considered.
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure. 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.
Board Certification (highly preferred). Board certified/board eligible in Geriatric or Addiction Psychiatry is preferred but not required.
Residency/Fellowship. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Geriatric or Addiction Fellowship is preferred.
Physical Standards. Must pass a pre-employment examination
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.