This position provides comprehensive psychiatric care consisting of assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, referrals and consultations when deemed necessary, and coordination of aftercare services -Asses patient's psychiatric condition especially mental illness -Coordinate the development of multidisciplinary treatment plan -Plans and implements discharge planning for patients -Assesses need and administration of ECT, if specifically, privileged -In consultation with other physicians and physicians' assistants or nurse practitioners, assesses the medical condition of the patient in the context of his/her psychiatric condition. -Addresses the unique characteristics and issues about the young adult (18-39), middle adult (40-64), older adult (65-80) and geriatric (80+) patients, talking into consideration cognitive deficits and emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events such as ill health, economic problems, and loss of significant others. In addition, demonstrates an awareness of the physical, social and economic and environmental challenges of those who suffer from chemical dependency. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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