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Psychiatrist - Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Company: USA Government
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) is seeking a Psychiatrist for the Substance Use Disorder Treatment (SUDT) Program at our Outpatient Clinic in New Orleans, LA. This position is based in New Orleans but some of the psychiatrists duty time will be spent utilizing tele-medicine technology to support outlying clinics throughout Southeast Louisiana. This psychiatrist will assume the role of development and advancement of all substance use disorder treatment providing dual diagnosis for acute, rehabilitative, and long-term treatment for Veterans. The physicians time will be primarily directed towards three areas: (1) the establishment of an outpatient buprenorphine clinic, (2) the establishment of an outpatient detoxification program and (3) working with the SLVHCS Interdisciplinary Pain team and SUDT outpatient clinics consulting and treating patients with chronic pain, opioid dependence and other addiction issues. Additionally, the psychiatrist will have responsibility for the consultation, referral and oversight of patients referred for fee-basis methadone services. The position requires an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) waiver for prescribing buprenorphine. The ideal candidate will have had significant prior experience with detoxification, opioid-dependent patient populations and the pain/addiction interface. The psychiatrist will also perform assessments of the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of individuals who are experiencing psychosis, anxiety, depression, behavioral aberrations, medically caused mental status change, and substance abuse issues. Performs general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a multidisciplinary setting composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers as well as staff from other specialty areas, including nurses and nurse practitioners. Works closely with his/her colleagues to provide comprehensive state of the art outpatient mental health care as many of these patients suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Competence in treating this condition is required. The psychiatrist selected for this position will be a key participant in the implementation of the principles of Advanced Clinic Access in the Mental Health Service and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 12:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Must pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Preferred Experience: Active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Light Lifting Light carrying, under 15 pounds Use of fingers Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid may be permitted)

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