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VA Staff Psychiatrist (Full-Time & Part-Time) Opportunity in Las Vegas NV!
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
April 11, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
$220,000 - $264,000 Per Year
Full Time - Experienced
VA Outpatient Psychiatrists Needed!
Las Vegas Nevada & Surrounding Communities
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas Nevada is recruiting for Staff Psychiatrists to fill vacancies within our Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) and the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) Teams. Joining our team allows you to work in a multidisciplinary multi team setting! As a member of this team you get to work half of the time in PCMHI and the other half of your time will be spent as part of the BHIP.
PCMHI Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more acute mental health issues. S/he works directly with Patient Aligned Care Teams to facilitate Veterans' primary care treatment. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recover-oriented interventions; and successfully completed other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.
BHIP Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more chronic mental health issues. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. S/he also provides coverage for the same day walk-in outpatient clinic and is responsible for responding to referrals from the Inpatient Medical Units. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics, and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recovery-oriented interventions; and successfully completes other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.
Work Schedule: Various Full-Time and Part-Time schedules available. This position may require nights, weekends,holidays and extended shifts as necessary to meet patient care needs. Candidate will be required to provide on-call duties -- expected 2 - 3 times per year. Compressed schedule may also be considered. Available assignment locations will be discussed during interview with Service Chief and Selecting Officials, and may include any of our Behavioral Health Clinic locations at, depending on Provider's Interest and current vacancies:
VA Southern Nevada Medical Center, 6900 North Pecos Road, N. Las Vegas, NV 89086
Northeast Primary Care Clinic, 4461 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Northwest Primary Care Clinic, 3968 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Southeast Primary Care Clinic, 1020 S Boulder, Henderson, NV 89015
Southwest Primary Care Clinic, 7235 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Pahrump Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 220 South Lola Lane, Pahrump, NV 89048
MCPO Jesse Dean VA Clinic, 3650 South Point Circle, Building D, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Laughlin, NV 89029
An exciting job opportunity awaits you in a new, state-of-the-art VA facility in the entertainment capital of the world – Fabulous Las Vegas! VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is among the newest VA Medical Centers in the US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the our Las Vegas Community since 1972. The Las Vegas valley is also close to Southern California. Nevada has no State Income Tax, low property taxes, and abundant, affordable planned communities. The VASNHS is comprised of a newly constructed 80+ bed medical center, a 120 bed nursing home care unit, (4) primary care clinics throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump and Laughlin, Nevada. Las Vegas offers no state income tax, a variety of affordable housing options, an international airport, world class dining & entertainment, outdoor recreation and 300 sunny days a year – outdoor recreation and activities include Lake Mead/Hoover Dam, Mt. Charleston/Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley/Valley of Fire – including fishing, hiking, backpacking, water sports, and acres of uninhabited desert landscape for off road enthusiasts to enjoy a nonstop playground.
Must be a Citizen of the United States
Board Eligible / Board Certifiied in Psychiatry (Preference Given To Board Certified Candidates)
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Must have current, full and unrestricted U.S. state license to practice medicine
VA ensures and encourages a healthy work/life balance by providing physicians with a robust benefits package and fostering an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:
Ample paid time off
The elimination of billing hassles
Long-term relationships with patients
At the end of the day, VA physicians feel good about their jobs and their ability to balance work and home life, which means our Veterans receive the best care.
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays with pay
5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses (BC permanent physicians are eligible)
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans to choose from (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans
Flexible Spending Accounts: Use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and salary offer will be determined by review and recommendation of Compensation Panel Review and approval of Medical Center Director / CEO, based on selected candidate's qualifications and credentials.
Internal Number: 10102047
About Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
VHA physicians, nurses and health care givers provide nearly five million Veterans, and their families, with quality medical care every year. Our personnel practice all medical specialties and provide medical and rehabilitative treatment of all kinds, from acute to long term care. We're especially proud of VHA's preeminent role in educating physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. More than half of the physicians currently practicing in the United States received some part of their training in one of our care facilities.
When you work as a VA health care, administrative, or support professional, the career opportunities are virtually endless. By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you'll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. VA's vast network of facil...ities also means more practice settings and specialization opportunities for health care professionals. No matter which VA facility you choose, you'll work within an interdisciplinary care team structure and be challenged to achieve the most positive patient outcomes possible. You'll have the opportunity to practice meaningful, groundbreaking medicine often treating patients with injuries rarely seen in the private sector. And, our vast network of facilities gives you access to some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation. And, geography won't even get in your way. When life dictates a move, you can seek employment at any location where there is a vacancy and transfer with no loss of benefits. For health care professionals, only one current, active professional state license is necessary to practice anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. At the end of the day, VA professionals feel good about their careers, the Veterans they serve, and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
When you work for VA, you work for a health care system that leads the Nation in quality care and patient satisfaction. Our patients say so, and so do a number of outside experts. VA also sets the national standard for patient safety initiatives. We are committed to automating workflow, reducing staff fatigue, and implementing evidence-based practice guidelines to positively impact patient safety and treatment outcomes. Veterans' unique and complex health care needs drive many of VA's nationwide patient care initiatives, such as our Mental Health Enhancement Initiative, our new Polytrauma System of Care, and our focus on the rehabilitation of returning Veterans. VA also leads the way in diabetes and HIV/AIDS treatment and research.
Abraham Lincoln created the Department of Veterans Affairs with the most noble of missions: To care for him who shall borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan. Every day, more soldiers leave the battlefield headed for home – men and women who sacrificed their bodies and, in some cases, their minds defending the dignity, honor and safety of those at home. When you work at VA, you will have a comfortable salary, comprehensive benefits and great work/life balance, just like the private sector. But, VA has something that no other health care system does: the opportunity to serve Veterans. As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes with caring for these brave men and women. After all, their incredible sacrifices protected our freedoms. So to us, being able to give back to them is an honor and privilege. No matter the professional path you pursue, your contributions here will be essential to improving the health of Veterans across the U.S. Their needs will be your call to action. And their gratitude will remind you that we’re all in this together.
Find out how your talents can impact Veterans’ lives, and discover your career at VA today!
For information and to discuss your Physician, Nurse or Allied Health Career Interests and VA Healthcare Practice Opportunities in Southern California and Southern Nevada, please forward your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, email@example.com, (702) 675-5761