Department of Veterans Affairs Psychiatry Contract.
Des Moines IA
4 days inpatient per week may be required, or a mix of Outpatient and Inpatient Services, as required.
Board Certified Required, no longer Board eligible accepted
PSYCHIATRY SERVICES FOR CENTRAL IOWA HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS – DES MOINES VA
1. GENERAL 1.1. SERVICES REQUIRED/ PROVIDED: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires a Contractor to provide psychiatric services at the Des Moines VA, 40 hours per week. The Contractor shall provide Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist(s) ((Although the ABPN does not recognize the term Board eligible, we use and define the term as graduating from a psychiatric residency and having a valid license to practice medicine.) on site in accordance with the specifications contained herein to beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Des Moines Iowa (VACIH Des Moines).
1.2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Contractor shall furnish services, and all work will be performed at the VA CENTRAL IOWA Health Care System (VA-CIHCS) 3600 30th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50310: Hours, generally 0800 to 1620 Monday thru Friday, with a half hour lunch.
2. QUALIFICATIONS: 2.1. Facility Information: The Central Iowa VA Health Care System services Veterans from all over central Iowa bringing together quality care and services designed to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. The main medical center is in Des Moines, and we have six CBOCs (Community Based Outpatient Clinics) and one CRRC (Community Resource and Referral Center) that deals with the homeless populations in the area. Our Mental Health program provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being. Staffing: The Mental Health Department has various mental health professionals to go about daily operations of the service line. This contract is for psychiatry services needed.
2.1.1 LICENSE: Contract psychiatrist(s) assigned by the Contractor to perform the services covered by this contract shall have a current license to practice psychiatry/medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. (Special Note: For procurements that require a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration, contract providers must have a medical license as stated above, be individually registered with the DEA (which is Federal), and have correct controlled substance licenses according to the state in which they are licensed. For example: If a psychiatrist has a medical license from the State of Iowa, then that prescribing provider must have a Controlled Substance License from Iowa to prescribe controlled substances. If a psychiatrist has a license from another state, they must follow DEA and the licensing state’s guidance in regards to holding a controlled dangerous substance license. See link at the end of this paragraph for US Department of Justice –Drug Enforcement website specifying requirements for different states. All licenses held by the personnel working on this contract shall be full and unrestricted licenses. Contract psychiatrists who have current, full and unrestricted licenses in one or more states, but who have, or ever had, a license restricted, suspended, revoked, voluntarily revoked, voluntarily surrendered pending action, or denied upon application may or may not be considered for the purposes of this contract. Contractor staff must submit evidence of at least one full, active, current and unrestricted licensure, registration, certification, and/or other relevant credentials, for verification prior to appointment and throughout the employment process, as requested by the COR. Such personnel shall be subject to review by the VA Chief of Staff and approval by the VA Director. Current copies of all licenses shall be provided to the VA with bid or upon request. Contractor is responsible for keeping the VA COR apprised of anything that would adversely affect or otherwise limit their clinical privileges. Note: Failure to keep VA fully informed on these matters may result in administrative or disciplinary action.
2.1.2 BOARD CERTIFICATION /ELIGIBILITY: All contract psychiatrists SHALL BE BOARD CERTIFIED in Psychiatry and be currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). Although the ABPN does not recognize the term Board eligibile, we use and define the term as graduating from a psychiatric residency and having a valid license to practice medicine. All continuing education courses required for maintaining certification must be kept up to date at all times. Documents verifying the current certification or graduation status shall be provided by the Contractor to the VA COR on an annual basis for each year of contract performance.
2.1.4 TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY: Contract psychiatrists shall be technically proficient in the skills necessary to fulfill the government’s requirements, including the ability to speak, understand, read and write English fluently. Contractor shall provide documents upon submitting bid package or at the request of the CO/COR to verify current and ongoing competency, skills, certification and/or licensure related to the provision of care, treatment and/or services performed. Contractor shall provide verifiable evidence of all educational and training experiences including any gaps in educational history for all contract psychiatrists, and contract psychiatrist shall be responsible for abiding by the Facility’s Medical Staff By-Laws, rules, and regulations (referenced herein) that govern medical staff behavior.
2.1.5 CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION(CME)/CERIFIED EDUCATION UNIT(CEU) REQUIREMENTS: Contractor shall provide the COR copies of current CMEs as required or requested by the VAMC. Contractors registered or certified by national/medical associations shall continue to meet the minimum standards for CME to remain current.