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Company: Kurz Solutions
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: October 17, 2020

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Job Description

Psychiatrist - MD/DO
Big Apple of the north

The Community " Anchorage, AK
Locals like to say that Anchorage is only 30 minutes from Alaska: wedged between 5000ft peaks and an inlet filled with salmon and whales, the Big Apple of the north is unlike any other city.

At first glance the traffic, strip malls and suburban sprawl can feel off-putting. But inside those strip malls are top-notch restaurants serving fresh seafood and locally grown produce, and the two roads that lead in and out of town spool right into some of the most majestic wilderness in the world. This is a city where bears are seen wandering bike paths, moose munch on neighborhood gardens, and locals pull salmon from a creek within blocks of hotels and office buildings.

Population: 380,821
Travel & Leisure " Articles about Anchorage
Expedia Video Introduction
Airport " Ted Stevens (ANC)
Airlines (Alaska, Delta, AA, United, Jetblue) Nonstop to eight US cities and Frankfurt

The Facility " Alaska VA System
The Alaska VA Healthcare System offers primary, specialty, and mental health outpatient care to Veterans residing within a 586,400 square mile primary service area within VISN 20. The Alaska VA Healthcare System provides inpatient services to veterans in Alaska through a Joint Venture with the 673d MDG on adjacent Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson as well as through fee basis arrangements with community hospitals. A comprehensive Homeless Veteran Service is also located in Anchorage consisting of Outreach, Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans, Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Housing Program, HUD/VA Supported Housing, Grant & Per Diem, Veterans Justice Outreach, Compensated Work Therapy and Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Programs.

Access to 20 MSU and 10 ICU beds through a VA/DoD Joint Venture with the 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. A VA operated 50 bed Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans and 24 bed Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Housing Program.

Duties and Responsibilities
Perform all duties and responsibilities of a staff psychiatrist. Duties include but are not limited to treatment and professional outpatient care (including tele-mental health), psychiatric consultations, attending treatment teams.

Outpatient Mental Health Services at the Alaska VA Healthcare System include:

  • Must be clinically competent to perform examinations, diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, be effective in handling emergencies, patient management and document in patient records. Must be effective in teaching (patient education and co-workers). Must be effective in planning and should have sound decision making skills.
  • Individual to provide professional direction and participate in the treatment team (which includes clinical staff " psychologists, nurses, nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, social workers, social work associates, physician assistants, addiction therapists), evaluate, develop and implement treatment plans; prepare examining physician's reports for courts on commitment cases, attend court hearings to provide testimony. A progress note must be completed for each episode of outpatient care. Qualifications/Requirements
    • Must hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited graduate school of Medicine.
    • Must have successfully completed a residency program in psychiatry which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association or those Canadian training programs approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or other appropriate Canadian medical authority.
    • Must be board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Association.
    • Must be in good standing, and under no restrictions, with the state licensure board in any state in which a license is held.
    • Must maintain current certification in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.Location and Schedule
      • The general assignment will be at the Muldoon Clinic and variable length at the VA CBOCs depending on workload (Alaska VA Healthcare System, 1201 N. Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK 99504)
      • The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm., with a 1 2 hour non-paid lunch break.
        KurzSolutions is committed to improving health outcomes by providing well-managed companies with the top healthcare talent in the market.

Keywords: Kurz Solutions, Anchorage , Physician / Psychiatry / Alaska / Permanent / Psychiatrist Job, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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