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The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC is recruiting for BC/BE Psychiatrists.
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
Psychiatrist is 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
Outpatient psychiatrists have one hour for new intake (only one daily), and 30 minutes to see each follow up visit. There is also 90 minutes allotted during the course of the day to complete notes, return phone calls, etc.
Work Hours: Generally Monday – Friday, Days (8am-4:30pm), but could be flexible as we serve a hospital with on-call duties required and evenings/weekends, as necessary.
Salary Range: Up to $280,000 per year
Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized for these positions
The Dorn VAMC is one of the fastest growing VA Medical Centers in the US. Our quality processes and practice innovations are excellent. The medical center is affiliated and co-located with the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
Licensure and Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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:
Physical Standards/Requirements: All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position
English Language Proficiency: Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required
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
Columbia is known as the “capital of Southern hospitality” and was named one of America’s most livable cities. It is conveniently located just a few hours from several major cities, beaches, and resort towns and boasts a long list of recreational activities for all types of interests. You will also find that housing is very affordable and that commutes are easy due to the location of the medical center .The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Dorn VA) is a 216 bed facility, which includes primary care, specialty care, mental health, acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Healthcare was provided to over 61,802 patients during fiscal year 2008. There were 673,841 outpatient visits and a total of 5,010 inpatient treated in fiscal year 2008. Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Anderson, Greenville, Florence, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, Sumter and Rock Hill. Administrative Support is provided for the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC and Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC; and the VA Regional Office, also located in Columbia.
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, secondary and some tertiary care. The Dorn VA Medical Center is part of the VA Southeast Network.Wm. Jennings Bryan VA Medical Cener is dedicated to educating future health care professionals. Dorn VAMC has 77 affiliation agreements in 21 disciplines with 48 institutions including the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. The Dorn VA Medical Center provides training to approximately 725 trainees per year. There are 50 resident and fellow positions, and approximately 165 residents/fellows who rotate through the VAMC annually. Authorized Beds
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