The Psychiatrist is accountable for the delivery of primary psychiatric care to patients including individual and group therapy. The Psychiatrist will collaborate with the Psychiatric Health Care Team to enhance the delivery of care to eligible patients (adult to geriatric age) in accordance with individual patient needs, using social and behavioral health protocols as general guidance. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
Performs a comprehensive patient assessment, including history, physical, and mental status examinations, and evaluation of deviations from the normal. Develops and initiates a plan of care based on data collected and DSM-V, these evaluations with consultation and follow-up as needed.
Orders and evaluates pertinent screening and diagnostic tests, including laboratory testing, ECG, and neurologic testing.
Collaborates with other health disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care.
Provides health teaching to patients and families.
Authority to prescribe and dispense legend drugs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, from8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some evenings and weekends may be required, as well as some on-call responsibilities. Compressed/Flex schedule may be considered to accommodate extended clinic hours. Practice includes tele-mental health.
Citizenship of the United States.Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer Work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:The Psychiatrist is an independent care provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of mental health needs.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certificationprior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN).BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Salary determination will bemade by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight pulling (1 hour); Pulling hand over hand (1 hour); Use of fingers; both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/mental stability.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, see http://www.sss.gov.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IDMA or IFM (ineligible due to missing/incomplete forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package.
1. Current/Updated Resume - Work experience (NOTE: you must include the following information in order to receive credit for your experience):
Names and addresses of employers.
Your job title.
The beginning and ending month and year of your employment.
A description of your duties that is sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. If the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion. If the position is (was) in the private sector, please include salary and/or hourly wage.
The average hours worked per week. Full-time work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Your supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may call your supervisor).
Education: Name, location, and dates of attendance for colleges attended (if required). Type and date of degree received (if any).
Other: Training, license(s), or certification(s) relevant to the position.
Do not submit letters of recommendation, performance appraisals, position descriptions, examples of your work, etc. in lieu of a resume. This additional information will NOT be forwarded to the hiring facility/manager.
4. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest NON-AWARD SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e. Excepted or Competitive).
5. All Veterans must submit a copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.
6. Disabled Veterans and other Veterans eligible for preference must also submit an SF-15 with the required VA letter certifying a service connected disability of 10% or more dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces.
**It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, andaccurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.**