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MD / Psychiatry / Colorado / Locum tenens / VAMC

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Confidential

Denver, CO 80201
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
4.0 FTE Psychiatrists to are needed to provide professional mental health services and technical psychiatric services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC); 1055 Clermont St.; Denver, CO 80220 and/or the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Pueblo, Colorado; 4776 Eagleridge Circle; Pueblo, CO 81008.

Board Certification/Eligibility: Psychiatrist must be board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American College of Osteopathic Neurologist and Psychiatrist and licensed by one of the states.
Psychiatrist must have successfully completed an accredited psychiatric training program evidenced by transcripts and diploma as an MD or DO.
Certification must be maintained throughout the course of the contract.
Any of the following subspecialties are acceptable; adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuropsychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine however, the provider shall be able to perform the job of general outpatient psychiatric care for an adult veteran population.
Technical Proficiency: Must have experience taking health histories, administering mental health screening questionnaires or order CAT scans or other imagining tests to diagnose disorders and illnesses in their patients.
Comprehensive knowledge of mental health science principles, practices, concepts and theories providing for sound independent work.
Ability to write prescriptions for psychiatric drugs to treat mental illnesses.
Skilled at talking to patients to try to help the patient find solutions.
Must meet the physical requirements of the position.
Required to be proficient in both written and spoken English.
Possess basic computer skills.
The psychiatrist should have at least one (1) year experience in a hospital or private practice setting. VA experience for any length of time is preferable.
Credentialing and Privileging: All contractor employees who require access to the Department of Veterans Affairs computer systems shall be the subject of a background investigation and must receive a favorable adjudication from the VA Office of Security and Law Enforcement prior to task order performance. The contractor will be responsible for the actions of those individuals they provide to perform work for VA.
Position Sensitivity The position sensitivity has been designated as Low Risk.
Background Investigation The level of background investigation commensurate with the required level of access is National Agency Check with Written Inquiries.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Period of Performance: The anticipated period of performance (POP) is February 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 for 180 working days or approximately 1,040 hours. The anticipated period of performance is subject to change based on Government needs or requirements. The time frame can be extended or shortened b

Reference: 569338188