Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Syracuse, New York has 2 vacancies for a full-time Psychiatrist. S/he is charged with delivering the best possible Medical care to our veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards for both inpatients and outpatients. S/he is expected to maintain current knowledge and procedural skills. They must be able to deliver full service throughout the full spectrum of care within their area of expertise and within their scope of privileging ; i.e. they are expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen for hospitalized patients as well as outpatients. This involves supervision of residents, fellows, and students in your specific area of expertise (specialty or subspecialty). Residents and fellows often serve as the "first responder" in Veteran care. In the event of no or inadequate resident/fellow availability, the staff physician will be the first to see the patient. The Psychiatrist has ultimate decision making capacity and ultimate responsibility for the care rendered. This control will be exercised in an educationally appropriate way with the entire team of residents, fellows, students, mid-level providers, in accordance with VA policies regarding supervision etc. Each Psychiatrist is expected to function as a cooperative and collegial team member with their entire department across the different disciplines, and collaborate with other departments as necessary for the best possible outcomes for all our Veteran patients. Psychiatrists are expected to take part in the on call schedule where this is specified as part of the duties. The frequency of call depends on the number of psychiatrists on the call schedule and therefore may vary from year to year. Teaching is considered a major duty of all VA staff physicians. This pertains to colleagues, residents, fellows, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff. It is expected that all physicians will attend and actively participate in their respective monthly department staff meetings, as well as the regularly held Quarterly Medical Staff meeting for all VA staff physicians, and where relevant, specialty specific educational conferences. It is also expected that all physicians participate in the educational activities and academic obligations of our University Affiliate, SUNY Upstate Medical University. All Psychiatrists are expected to comply with the Syracuse VA Medical Center Bylaws. Psychiatrists are expected to serve on peer review and other committees as requested by the Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff, BVAC Care Line Manager, Lead Psychiatrist, or President of the Medical Staff. Additionally, there may be non-committee peer review or quality assurance duties that are required on an occasional basis. All medical staff is expected to comply with licensing, credentialing, privileging, cyber security and other requirements of the Veterans Health Administration and the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Computer access privileges must be maintained according to policy and all medical records and relevant documentation will be completed timely via CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) in accordance with local and regional VA regulations, the VHA policies and procedures as they apply at the Syracuse Medical Center, as well as Joint Commission standards All Psychiatrists are expected to participate in ongoing process improvements within their specific areas of expertise, thereby promoting quality, efficiency and timely access to care for our Veterans. This vacancy is inpatient and/or outpatient for the Syracuse location. Pay rate may be higher for inpatient. 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. - 4:30p.m. Compressed Tour may be offered. 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.