The Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) physician serves as a staff physician for the MAT clinic at the main campus of the Memphis VA Medical Center. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and Physician Total Rewards Brochure Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. The MAT physician's primary duties involve: Screening of candidates for MAT clinic participation, including chart reviews, telephone, video and in clinic interviews. This includes medical history, physical assessment and other necessary evaluations to determine the clinical appropriateness of Veterans for various treatment modalities offered by the MAT. Contraindications to offered treatments as well as ensuring that appropriate medication reconciliation and education of risks, benefits and alternatives to treatment have been performed and documented. Appropriate counseling and education will need to be provided whether the Veteran is deemed appropriate for admission into any modality of treatment offered by the MAT clinic. All documentation and orders must be completed in a timely manner. Oversight of induction onto the agent selected for treatment, including ensuring that proper monitoring and ordering of medications and labs are completed in a timely manner, along with associated documentation and scheduling of follow up. Participates actively in treatment team discussions. Confirms that treatment plans are being properly documented as required. Maintain a current DEA x-waiver and other required credentials. Maintain professional and open communications ensuring that cross coverage and patient care needs are seen to with foresight and proper planning. Assists with screening and completion of consults. Assists with hospital wide pain management clinic functions as needed. Assists the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the design, development, and implementation of clinical assessment and/or intervention programs. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated Team Leader, Program Director, and/or Service Line Leader. Assists the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures and facilitates organizational success on these measures at the team level. Complies with all Facility and Service Line policies and expectations concerning administrative practices, including but not limited to leave authorization, responding to Suspense items, and completing TMS educational requirements. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Psychiatry Chief/Deputy Chief, Service Line Leader (or designee), Chief of Staff, and/or Facility Director. Attends scheduled Psychiatry Service Staff Meetings; and participates in the Psychiatry Service biannual competency review process (OPPE and FPPE), periodically serving on the Psychiatry Service Clinical Pertinence Review Committee. A physician in the Mental Health Service (MHS) at the Memphis VA Medical Center is a licensed, independent provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of substance and addiction related problems. The physician will be Board Certified (or, Board Eligible) in an appropriate area of training. The MHS utilizes an interdisciplinary team model of patient care to deliver biopsychosocial treatment for Veterans, with MHS physicians functioning as core members of these treatment teams. Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8am -4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.