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. We care for Heroes! Veterans depend on us; we depend on professionals like you. Our values unite us, guide our actions/decisions daily. At Kansas City VA this means: It's About the Veterans. You Support a Safety Culture; Commit to Zero Harm; Learn, Inquire and Improve; Embrace a Duty to Speak Up; Have Respect for People; and Ensure Clear Communications. We hire for TRUST first. With you we will continue towards a culture of continuous process improvement. Our journey means that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, leadership involvement is necessary, and engagement is paramount. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible, May be Offered Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Eligible, May Not be Offered Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) is a component of the interprofessional Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). The PCMHI role is to provide support for Primary care providers and the rest of the PACT to assure that the mental and behavioral health needs of the primary care population are addressed. Often, this means that PCMHI staff will take the lead in providing mental health care for individuals identified with mental health conditions or in need of assistance making health-related behavioral changes. Psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses working in an integrated care setting have many potential functions. While PCMHI is primarily a population based approach focusing on uncomplicated mental health conditions commonly encountered in primary care, the addition of a psychiatrist allows for co-management of more complex conditions when indicated. Given this role, it is critical that any psychiatrist in PCMHI has a broad base of knowledge, skills and abilities to address the wide variety of mental illnesses that may be encountered in the population. In addition, the psychiatrist is also a key member of the overall mental health team and serves a critical role in the continuum of care. In addition to being a member of the discipline-specific PACT, the psychiatrist is expected to be a contributing member of the mental health service and attend all facility general MH staff meetings. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8A - 4:30P; Rotating Call Coverage REQUIRED
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