The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) Mental Health Service is looking for one Inpatient Psychiatrist at the Phoenix VA main facility. The incumbent will screen, evaluate, and admit or enroll patient to psychiatry programs including via telehealth. Routine Duties Screen, evaluate, and admit or enroll patient to MH&BSS programs. Key psychiatric functions include a full spectrum of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services provided by qualified interdisciplinary staff in a safe and dignified setting with emphasis on least restrictive approach. These include but are not limited to: a) individual psychotherapy; b) crisis intervention; c) psycho-pharmacotherapy; d) patient education. Provide medical diagnoses, assessments, laboratory workups and treatments within the scope of knowledge, privileges, and needs of the patients in MH. Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms, (EKGs), etc. including HIV tests and cultures and evaluate results of such tests. Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies throughout the shift, not limit availability to "sick-call" hours. (i.e. addressing ongoing medical issues of inpatient patients). Transfer patients (to and from) other bed services (e.g., Medicine, Surgery) as necessary, or transfer (to and from) or discharge to other VA Medical Centers or other facilities, as appropriate. Provide psychiatric on-call coverage, as assigned. Work collaboratively with all members of the treatment team and assist other inpatient psychiatrists as needed. Conduct complete psychiatric evaluations (including the mental status evaluation). Perform initial/periodic histories and physical examinations (including vital signs) on psychiatric inpatients. Provide daily medical care to patients. Supervise and review physical examinations, treatments and daily medical care performed by physician assistants and note concurrence or addendum as indicated. Prescribe appropriate pharmaceutical agents for smoking cessation. Initiate and refill prescriptions for mediations. Evaluate inpatients detoxification needs and provide necessary medications. Order diets, nutritional supplements, and adjust diets. Monitor and record patient progress. Obtain consent and document procedures performed. Make interim summaries of the patient's medical record in a SOAP format. Carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making. Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Screen inpatients to determine need for further health care. Write orders and notes in CPRS. Document Suicide Risk Assessment in CPRS. Complete Discharge Summaries within 24 hours of discharge. Perform other delegated tasks not specifically outlined herein upon the direction of supervising chiefs. Provide telephone consultation with patients and family members. Function as member of assigned committees, task forces, and investigative teams. Participate in interdisciplinary daily rounds (nurse, social worker, psychiatrist, physician assistant, and pharmacist). Non-routine Duties Group psychotherapy. Marital and family counseling/therapy. Emergency Duties Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation, if BLS certified (or equivalent). Emergency Preparedness, i.e., duties that may arise as a result of national health disasters. Treatment of acute respiratory failure. Treatment of life-threatening traumatic injury. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with nights and weekends as needed for coverage. Call required. Compressed schedule is available, Nine 9's. One day off every other week. Telework: No Virtual: No Financial Disclosure: Not Required Recruitment/Relocation: Yes. Highly qualified applicants. EDRP: Yes. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements, and submit your application within four months of appointment. 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.
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.