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 The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Medical students, residents, and fellows train at our facility. The selected candidate must also be eligible for a faculty appointment with the University of Arizona. The SAVAHCS is a tertiary care facility providing a full range of clinical services including cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. 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 program, intensive outpatient programs, homeless programs, and more. 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 psychiatrist you will provide care to Veterans with mental health disorders as part of an integrated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and clinical pharmacists. Our psychiatrists have an assigned Care Coordinator who triages walk-in patients, and serves as a physician extender as appropriate. Intakes are scheduled for 60 minutes, follow ups are 30 minutes. Our psychiatrists are scheduled for 6 clinical hours per day. Call is limited to 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. Preferred Experience: Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry Clinical contact: Dr. Cynthia Coffel (520) 551-9529 or e-mail Cynthia.Coffel@va.gov Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM or 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, occasional on-call coverage required Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for this position. Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians: 8 hours paid annual leave earned per payperiod 4 hours sick leave earned per payperiod 10 paid holidays 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement) Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000 Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education Liability protection for Federal Employees Retirement - Federal Annuity Plan Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
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.
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