This position is part-time, 20 hours per week. The annual salary will be prorated based on the number of hours worked.
The incumbent will be assigned to the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MH&BM) Service, and may provide psychiatric services to patients seeking treatment in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic (Primary Care-Mental Health Integration) outpatient General Mental Health Services and provide support for the Consult/Liaison and SATP ambulatory Detox patients in Temple. The primary responsibilities will be the diagnostic assessment, medication management, and coordination of care for individuals with co-occurring disorders and serious mental illnesses, including Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, SUD and PTSD. The skills preferred: knowledge, training or interest in the diagnosis and treatment of SUDs, including interest in, or familiarity with use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder, naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and ambulatory detoxification of mild alcohol withdrawal. Duties include but are not limited to:
*The incumbent will facilitate transfers to the Waco Inpatient Psychiatry Unit for those Veterans
requiring acute psychiatric hospitalization.
*Research opportunities are available and encouraged. It will be expected that the incumbent
willsupport research and training activities including those at the Center of Excellence.
*The incumbent will perform teaching activities and supervision of Medical Education residents and
medical students, as available.
*The incumbent will maintain an academic pursue appointment with the Texas A&M Health Science
Center College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.
*The incumbent will provide collaborative support to Pharmacy Doctorate level prescribers and
residents, as assigned.
*The incumbent will provide collaborative support for Advanced Practice Nurses, as assigned.
*Interest and expertise in management of psychiatric emergencies and provision of both
pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy is preferred
*Board certification is preferred.
*Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.
*Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Medical Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
*Licensure: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
*English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
*Pre-employment physical: Must pass a pre-employment examination prior to appointment.
Preferred Experience:Board certification in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?,Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New 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; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1828874.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.