Core responsibilities include providing comprehensive psychiatric consultation to inpatient medical units and the Emergency Department. Incumbent must be skilled in general, psychosomatic and emergency psychiatry. He/she should be competent in the management of individuals with a broad range of clinical problems, including but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder, mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, as well as delirium and other psychiatric presentations of medical illness. The incumbent will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary mental health team and should be competent in collaborating with colleagues of other specialties. for this position as the incumbent will be clinically supervising UT Southwestern Medical Center trainees.
VA North Texas Health Care System(VANTHCS) Mental Health System provides a full range of mental health services including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse sub-specialty services, trauma services, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer support services, opiate replacement programs, Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR), vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and inpatient services. There is ongoing active research in addiction psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, social workers and nurses. VA North Texas Health Care System has an active relationship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as our primary affiliate, as well as other local teaching institutions.
- ABPN board certification is required
- Compressed schedule: typically, four, 10 hour shifts per week.
- Buprenorphine Certification is highly encouraged in order to meet the duties required for this position
- Experience with methadone and clozapine prescribing.
- Consult Liaison Fellowship and experience preferred.