VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) is looking for a Psychiatric Officer of the Day (POD) to provide services in the Mental Health and Behavorial Sciences department. Provide psychiatric evaluations in the ED Admit to acute psych unit if required Rounding on acute psychiatric unit during the weekend and writing progress notes Provide consultations on psychiatric assessments to medical/surgical floors Respond to behavioral crisis calls and be available for psychiatric back up to MOD's Virtual care to acute psychiatric unit using state of the art, simple to use virtual technology is required as needed Psychiatry resident supervision is required for Psychiatrists but not for Nurse Practitioners Constant availability of a POD is vital for access to care and suicide prevention for crisis calls received during weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights Work Schedule: Nights, Weekends, Holidays, Evening hours Need to be physically present either 16 hour shifts during weekday nights or 12h/24 hour shifts during weekends On call to cover evening and weekends
Internal Number: 598989800
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