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. Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), is seeking an Addiction Psychiatrist to join our team. SAVAHCS located in Tucson, Arizona is a Joint Commission-accredited, level 1b complexity teaching hospital, providing tertiary-level care. The SAVAHCS offers a beautiful 150-acre campus with a full range of medical and mental health services for Veterans, including a 31-bed inpatient psychiatry unit, a 25-bed mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program for substance use disorders (SUD) and PTSD treatment, intensive outpatient programs for SUD and PTSD, homeless programs, and more. The SAVAHCS operates a 24-hour emergency department and is the host site for various regional referral centers of excellence including the Polytrauma Network Site, the Southwest Blind Rehabilitation Center, and the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. The SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Annually nearly 1,000 physician and associated health trainees participate in health care training programs at the SAVAHCS. Tucson is a great place to live for families, people who enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, running, etc.) and those who enjoy rich culture and an affiliation with a world class University. Tucson truly is a city with a friendly, small-town feel. As a SAVAHCS Addiction Psychiatrist you will provide care to Veterans with mental health and substance use disorders as part of an integrated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and clinical pharmacists throughout the SAVAHCS (inpatient, residential, and emergency department). The Addiction Psychiatrist is responsible for leading inpatient detoxification and addiction consultation/liaison services and teaching Addiction Fellows, Psychiatry Residents, and Medical Students. The Addiction Psychiatrist provides cross-coverage as needed throughout the Inpatient/Residential Mental Health Section. This position requires 3-4 weeks per year of home call (psychiatry resident is first call) and in-house rounding on the weekend. Weekend days are compensated by having weekdays off. The Addiction Psychiatrist must be able to obtain affiliate faculty appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Clinical contact: Dr. Lucretia Vaughan (520)792-1450 ext. 1792 or e-mail Lucretia.firstname.lastname@example.org **Periodically, lists of eligible applicants can be requested by the selecting officials prior to the closing date of the announcement. Announcement can close prior to the closing date if an ideal applicant is selected.** Work Schedule: Monday -Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm or 8:00am-4:30pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized for this position. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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, 11 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
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.