Board Certified Contract Psychiatrist Position

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Job Overview:

Job Title: Board Certified Psychiatrist
Employer: Fayetteville VA Medical Center
Location: Fayetteville NC
Job Type: Contract
Profession: Physician
Career Level: Experienced
Experience: 5 years
Education Level: MD or DO
Travel: none

Job Description:

Needed – 6 Board Certified Psychiatrists, 5 inpatients, and 1 outpatient, to work at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (FVAMC), NC outpatient Clinic to both ongoing and newly referred veterans.

You may also be utilized at any of the four (4) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (Hamlet, Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Robeson County) or at the FVAMC, Fayetteville, NC as needed.

Salary: $200/hr plus Travel for airline, lodging and car rental available in addition to Malpractice Insurance

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 12-15 patients each day and to include weekends for inpatient coverage on a rotational basis.

Qualifications for the Psychiatrist:

License: full and unrestricted licenses from any US State.

Board Certification: All contract physician(s) shall be board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (

BLS and ACLS: By the American Heart Association

DEA: provide a copy of current DEA certificate registered in the state in which services are being provided National Provider Identification Number: NPI is a standard, unique 10-digit numeric identifier required by HIPAA.


90% (Estimated) of the time involved in direct patient care. Scope of Care for the Psychiatrist: Contract physician(s), as appropriate and within the scope of practice/privileging, shall be responsible for providing Psychiatry care, including, but not limited to:

  • Follow-up on Psychiatry Issues
  • Outpatient Psychiatry Consults
  • Psychiatry diagnostic and treatment planning evaluations



Conducts, plans, and coordinates all clinical and administrative aspects of a full range of services associated with contemporary psychiatry practice.

Responsible for independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred for psychiatry services without limitation as to difficulty or complexity.

The psychiatrist is responsible for the adequacy of assessment.

Will cooperate in formulating diagnostic and clinical judgments; assesses patient condition from close observation and consultation with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team; and utilizing all diagnostic and evaluative procedures and techniques consistent with contemporary psychiatry practice.

Responsible for planning, conducting, coordinating, and monitoring the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of patient-centered treatment and rehabilitative services to maximize and restore to the greatest extent possible physical and social functioning.

Develops and implements an effective and comprehensive treatment plan of care in collaboration with other health care practitioners; establishes and maintains an effective therapeutic relationship with the patient, family, and caregivers; and adjusts treatment plan to patient response and indicators of progress.

Responsible for mental status evaluations, formulations, diagnosis and detailed treatment plans utilizing a Biopsychosocial paradigm.

The Psychiatrist may need to make referrals for further diagnostic psychological or medical testing as needed.

Responsible for; individual, group, family, and pharmacologic therapeutic interventions as necessary, crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization; psychotherapy to include group, individual, behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral, family and marital, and drug therapy.

Responsible to work as a team member with other psychiatrist(s), social worker(s), psychologist(s), and behavior science specialist(s) – including medical students, interns, residents, and fellows-to; coordinate evaluations, treatment planning, and referrals, determine the need for supplemental data such as psychosocial history, medical history, neurological or other medical procedures or tests, etc., establish diagnosis and treatment plans for each patient.

Consult with other psychiatrists in difficult and complex cases.

Responsible to work within the framework of approved medical and psychiatric practices, review patient histories and social work evaluations, interview patients to obtain insight into their problems and determine the need for long-term residential treatment, prepare inpatient workup to include history and physician plan, and participate in service and department peer review.

Serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert on matters related to mental health disorders.

Communication is required by this position and the psychiatrist will be expected to attend regular staff meetings and interdisciplinary health care team meetings as appropriate; review policies and procedures, and attend in-service training.


10% (Estimated) of time not involved in direct patient care Contractor’s staff shall attend service staff meetings as required by the VAGLAHS Director of Mental Health, COS or designee (Please see table).

Contractor to communicate with COR on this requirement and report any conflicts that may interfere with compliance with this requirement.

Quality Improvement Meetings:

The contract psychiatrist(s) shall participate in continuous quality improvement activities and meetings with committee participation as required by the Director of Mental Health, COS, or designee.

Meetings held as needed.

Staff Meetings:

The contract Psychiatrist(s) shall attend staff meetings as required by the Director of Mental Health, COS, or designee.

QA/QI documentation:

The contract Psychiatrist(s) shall complete the appropriate QM/PI documentation pertaining to all procedures, complications, and outcomes of examinations


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