Physician - Behavioral Health

N. Las Vegas, NV 89086

Specialty Behavioral Health
Profession Physician

Position Information

 

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Las Vegas Nevada, is recruiting for Staff Psychiatrists for our Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Team, reporting to the Chief of Behavioral Health. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is recruiting for Staff Psychiatrists to fill vacancies within our Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) 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 Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). Work Schedule: Various work schedules will be considered. Position may require occasional nights, weekends, holidays and extended shifts as needed to meet patient care. Candidate will be required to provide on-call duties.

  • PCMHI Duties: Responsible for treating Veterans with more acute mental health issues, while working directly with Patient Aligned Care Teams to facilitate Veterans' primary care treatment. Provide immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. Work within a multidisciplinary team matrix to actively collaborate, and, at times, lead, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics, and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. 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. Will also participate in the internal student training program.

  • BHIP Duties: Responsible for treating Veterans with more chronic mental health issues, by providing immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. Provide coverage for the same day walk-in outpatient clinic and respond to referrals from the Inpatient Medical Units. While working within a multidisciplinary team matrix, will actively collaborate, and, at times, lead, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics, and coordinate Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. Provide 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. Will also participate in the internal student training program.

  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry Specialty
  • Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.

 

 

 Community Information

 

The Las Vegas Nevada community is well-known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” where visitors and residents alike enjoy unlimited options for fine or frequent dining, live entertainment, college and professional level sporting events, concerts, plays, and musical performances for all ages, and of course Metropolitan City Life and Gaming. The region is also close to Southern California. Nevada has no State Income Tax, low property taxes, and abundant, affordable planned communities. Less well known to visitors to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip is our beautiful planned residential communities with diverse new and current housing choices, numerous education options for the children, and communities perfect for raising a family. If you are an “outdoors” person, you will enjoy the expansive natural beauty of both our city and suburban parks, trails, hills, mountains, forests and desert scenery. Enjoy a visit to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Hoover Dam and Boulder City and the Colorado River for boating, fishing, jet skiing, camping, and swimming. Enjoy hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, picnics, camping and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire State Park (46,000 Acres), Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and its 13-mile Scenic Drive in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, known for its geological features, towering sandstone peaks, Native American petroglyphs and seasonal waterfalls at Ice Box Canyon. Or enjoy the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area and over 57,000 acres of protected wilderness that is part of the greater 316,000 acres of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area with the highest part at Charleston Peak with an elevation of 11,908 feet for limitless Summer and Winter fun. Las Vegas Nevada Welcomes You!

 

Benefits and Features

 

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Psychiatrist will range from $220,000.00 to $264,000.00 and include industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the 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, with up to five percent government matching. Physician Benefits Brochure:  https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf   

 

About the VA

 

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Please visit our VA Careers Site to learn more: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/

 

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

 

Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to: Eric Snipes, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, (707) 562-8401, eric.snipes@va.gov