The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), located in North Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Physician (Psychiatrist) to work in Geriatrics and Mental Health Services. The Psychiatrist provides a broad spectrum of psychiatric treatment and will serve as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team in managing an inpatient/outpatient panel. The primary duties of the Psychiatrist include: - Psychiatric assessment; - Psychiatric diagnosis; - Psychiatric treatment planning; - Psychiatric treatment to mentally ill veterans, recruits, students, active duty personnel, dependents, retirees; - Medication Management; - Consultation to the Navy Brig upon request; - Completion of fitness for duty evaluations for all active duty personnel psychiatric assessment; - Psychiatry resident education/teaching activities; - Participation in Physician Peer Review; - Participation in Performance Improvement activities; - Participation in FHCC committees as assigned; and - Participation in research. If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the North Chicago VA is for you. - VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician performance pay. - Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. - No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting. - Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay. - One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility. - 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays). - Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service. - 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Subject to on-call.
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.