The incumbent will serve as a fully qualified psychiatrist with the Bedford VA Medical Center providing recovery-oriented care to Veterans who are experiencing acute and chronic mental health conditions. Recruitment Incentive offered to highly qualified candidates 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 on-call coverage virtually to the facility; 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 policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education; Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care; 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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:30am-4:00pm OR 8:00am-4:30pm (will be discussed during interview process.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.