We are seeking a full time Psychiatrist to work with our nation's Veterans! You could be a part of an important initiative to provide mental health care to those who have served our country. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to provide quality care. Each position in the VA offers the chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Embark on a rewarding career opportunity with VA's Eastern Kansas Health Care System (EKHCS) boasting unique and specialized programs for mental health and psychiatric care. EKHCS offers robust inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment programs birthed from a history rich in successful mental health treatment. Dr. Karl Menninger was our first Director and established an ethos to reach the whole patient which continues today. Our current psychiatric units include Acute Psychiatry, 7-week inpatient Post Traumatic Stress Disorder unit, 2-5-week inpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Wellness Program, 4-week inpatient Fresh Start Program, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, Community Living Centers, Hospice, and more. We also provide outpatient and inpatient physical medicine units, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, prosthetics, extensive community outreach, other medical units, and supportive programs. Major functions of this position include, but are not limited to: Functioning as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, physician extenders, nurses and/or other support staff. Primary responsibilities may be outpatient, inpatient, residential, consultation or a combination depending on the need of the service line. Privileges will consist of: admissions, discharges, diagnosis, work-up, and ongoing/continuity of care of Veterans (to include consultation for patients who suffer from various mental health disorders). Providing high quality and efficient care and be able to work well in an interdisciplinary team setting. Physician may be required to see patient(s) one-on-one in a private office, residential, inpatient or Emergency Room setting. The position may also provide education and training to residents, medical students, and clinical staff. Academic affiliation with the University of Kansas Medical Center is possible. Work Flow: Returning patients are generally seen for 30 minutes. New patients are scheduled for an hour in the outpatient areas. Inpatient and Residential Care is determined by availability and the need of the patient. Continuum of Care: general outpatient, substance abuse outpatient, mental health intensive case management, general residential, PTSD residential, sub-acute inpatient, inpatient substance abuse, community living center, acute medical, acute inpatient and ER. Work Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday for full time. Call Schedule: Call is shared with the other psychiatrists and psychiatric providers. There are shared weekday and weekend calls. Call ratio depends on the number of providers on staff Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This announcement will close once all vacancies are filled. You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. A recruitment/relocation incentive may be available for highly qualified candidates. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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.