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Duties and Responsibilities of a Psychiatrist for Psychiatry may include but are not limited to:
Psychiatrists are ultimately responsible for all aspects of psychiatric care. Psychiatrists are able to perform and teach all of the services required in the practice of psychiatry to psychiatry residents. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who seek training in mental health services (e.g. medical students, psychology and social work interns, physician assistant and nursing students, and non-psychiatry medical residents). The majority of time will involve case consultations for inpatients, in collaboration with medical and subspecialty care teams, in a large VA hospital, and will also involve consultations to the outpatient primary care and subspecialty consults,e-consults from providers, and working with multiple social workers and primary care psychologist peers.
This Psychiatrist position is within a well-established resident training program, which includes adult inpatient and outpatient services .
The position is also open to ranks of Assistant Professor level or above, and will involve clinical, educational activities, and opportunities for research at the Indianapolis Roudebush VA Medical Center. This VA is a key academic site for the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second largest medical school inthe U.S. Substantial roles in teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, and psychiatry fellows will be important.
Major duties include:
1. Application of accepted protocols for assessment of the individuals presenting with psychiatric symptoms including but not limited to, altered mental status,substance withdrawal, and the varied psychiatric diagnosis in DSM-5.
2. Assessment may include gathering verbal and documented history, mental status examination and medical and laboratory evaluation.
3. Diagnostic description or formulation to guide appropriate acute and secondary treatment interventions.
4. Provision of psychiatric care according to his/her privileges.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.