The Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS) is a complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans throughout Alaska. The parent facility is in Anchorage and we manage four VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), located in Fairbanks (358 miles north of Anchorage), Kenai (158 miles south of Anchorage), Wasilla (41 miles north of Anchorage) and Juneau (569 air miles from Anchorage). Anchorage has no income or sales tax and offers all the modern amenities expected, including shopping, dining, cultural opportunities, entertainment, and public transportation. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, climbing, golf, tennis, recreational leagues and wildlife photography are all pursuits available in or near Anchorage.
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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
The Psychiatrist is accountable for the delivery of primary psychiatric care to patients including psychopharmacologic treatment as well as individual and group therapy. The Psychiatrist will collaborate with the Psychiatric Health Care Team to enhance the delivery of care to eligible patients (adult to geriatric age) in accordance with individual patient needs, using social and behavioral health protocols as general guidance. Incumbent may be required to provide coverage for various clinics in the Alaska VA Healthcare System such as Anchorage Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic, JV Hospital, Domiciliary and CBOCS. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
· Performs a comprehensive patient assessment, including history, physical, and mental status examinations, an evaluation of deviations from the normal;
· Develops and initiates a plan of care based on data collected and DSM-V diagnoses;
· Orders and evaluates pertinent screening and diagnostic tests, including laboratory testing, ECG, and neurologic testing;
· Collaborates with other health disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care;
· Provide care via tele-mental health;
· Provides health teaching to patients and families;
· Authority to prescribe and dispense legend drugs including Suboxone and other medication assisted therapies for SUD.
Please Note: This position will remain open until filled.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Some evenings, weekends and on-call responsibilities may be required. Flexible schedules may be considered.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Travel Required: Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required for training and/or support for other VA facilities
NOTE: A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be approved for a well-qualified candidate.
These vacancies may also be filled with Mental Health or Psychiatric Advanced Practitioners or Physician's Assistants.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens