The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center located in Augusta, GA is searching for a BE/BC Psychiatrist to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Inpatient Psychiatry Section Chief.
The primary duties of the Section Chief include:
Serves as a member of the Mental Health leadership team.
Responsible for the oversight of inpatient psychiatric services.
Supervises Psychiatrists, APRNs, and Physician Assistants. Responsible for proficiency reports, personnel actions, recruitment, retention and training of staff.
Ensures quality, safety and value of psychiatric services via ongoing professional practice evaluations, medical records reviews and support of staff in implementing evidence-based practice.
Participates in mental health leadership meetings and hospital committees.
Psychiatric assessment; diagnosis and treatment planning.
Responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical psychiatric care on the inpatient unit.
Ensures SOP's, policies, procedures, memorandums and regulations are current.
Psychiatric treatment to mentally ill veterans, recruits, students, active duty personnel, dependents, retirees
Completion of fitness for duty evaluations psychiatric assessments for all active duty personnel
Psychiatry resident education/teaching activities
Participation in Physician Peer Review
Participation in Performance Improvement activities; and
Participates in and facilitates research.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.
Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, and national statutes and regulations. Also ensures, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education is consistent with required regulations and VA policies.
Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.
The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals.
Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned.
Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include managing depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in inpatient clinical settings.
Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical supervision of psychiatry residents and obtain clinical faculty appointment with our affiliate, Augusta University.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Salary Range: Up to $306k per year
A Recruitment Incentive is approved for this position
Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
For more information please email an updated CV to Samuel.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sam Wright at 334-590-9344.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.