This position is located at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ogden, Utah and it is under the Mental Health Service with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS). The main duties and responsibilities of the incumbent include but are not limited to:
Responsible for the management, coordination, and provision of psychiatric treatment as the mental health consultant to primary care teams in a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.
Practices in a primary care/behavioral health integrated program.
Actively collaborates with primary care specialists and care manager providing mental health evaluations, clinician education, decision support, and evidence-based psychopharmacology.
Provides consultation and guidance to primary care specialists, role models effective mental health practice skills, teaches clinicians and patients about symptoms of mental illness, treatment, side-effects, compliance, work and social outcomes, and quality-of-life recovery-oriented care.
Administratively responsible for clinical program development as meeting ACGME and Joint Commission standards.
Provides brief intervention to special patient populations with highly complex health and/or mental health problems.
Conducts psychiatric evaluations, develops treatment plans, implements treatment, and provides clinical management for substance use disorders and a variety of complex comorbid mental health conditions including PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and other related conditions.
Actively collaborates with mental health specialists and care managers providing mental health evaluations, clinician education, and decision support, and evidence-based psychopharmacology.
Provides outpatient evaluations, attending notes, and curbside consultations and has knowledge of psychopharmacology and various psychotherapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, insight-oriented methods, family therapy, relaxation training and mindfulness cognitive therapy.
Participates in quality of care and peer review activities, and documents clinical treatment and management in electronic medical records including H&P's, treatment plans, pain assessments, and discharge plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. There is the possibility of working some evening hours on weekend or weekdays.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. (4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (See chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)
Licensure and Registration.
(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. 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.
(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
First-Year Residency (Internship). Completion of 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. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies. Applicants must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the applicant or others. Position requires walking throughout the clinic and/or Medical Center, standing for extended periods of time, and involves sitting at a computer and in counsel and consultation with Veterans and interdisciplinary teams. This position also requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.Resume