This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Mental Health Service is looking for psychiatrists who are value-driven, recovery- and diversity-oriented, and possess energy, compassion, and a pursuit of excellence to join our Acute and Inpatient Services Program as a consultative liaison psychiatrist. Consultation-liaison psychiatry, also known as psychosomatic medicine, is an exciting subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on the care of patients with comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions. Consultation-liaison psychiatry deals with the understanding and advancement of medical science, education, and the provision of healthcare for medically ill patients. The incumbent should have expertise in academic teaching and direct patient care. Psychiatry consultation services are provided to medical inpatients, emergency department patients and other populations as needed. The staff member would be active in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents and other trainees across all mental health disciplines and professions. The position carries the potential of a Volunteer Faculty appointment at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. The consultative liaison psychiatrist works at the medical-psychiatric/mental health interface at the Sacramento VA Medical Center to help with patient care, education/training, research/evaluation and administration. The position may include patient care for the following populations including: 1) Medical/Surgical Inpatient 2) Mental Health Inpatient 3) Palliative Care and Hospice 4) ED and/or Urgent Care The consultative liaison psychiatrist advises the prescribing medical provider on appropriate medications and other treatment strategies, also providing the care team with educational support on diagnosing and managing behavioral health conditions. The models used for care may include: 1) Integrated, Stepped, and Collaborative 2) Behavioral Medicine and/or 3) Health Psychology The consultative liaison psychiatrist works with an interdisciplinary and inter-professional team, including medical providers, nursing, pharmacy, care manager/coordinator/technician, mental/behavioral health clinicians (social work, psychology, other) and others. The consultative liaison psychiatrist provides supervision to rotating psychiatry residents, fellows and medical students from academic affiliate UC Davis. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends.
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