The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), located in North Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Physician (Psychiatrist) to work in Geriatrics and Mental Health Services. The Psychiatrist provides a broad spectrum of psychiatric treatment and will serve as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team in managing an inpatient/outpatient panel.
The primary duties of the Psychiatrist include:
Psychiatric treatment planning;
Psychiatric treatment to mentally ill veterans, recruits, students, active duty personnel, dependents, retirees;
Consultation to the Navy Brig upon request;
Completion of fitness for duty evaluations for all active duty personnel psychiatric assessment;
Participation in Performance Improvement activities;
Participation in facility committees as assigned; and
Participation in research.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, may include working on Saturday's or up to 8:00 pm on some weekdays. Subject to on-call.
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 allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Competent in the management of individuals with a broad range of clinical problems to include post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse disorders, and mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.
The physician must possess and maintain current BLS and ACLScertifications.
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; religions; 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.
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:Physical and mental status of individuals should enable them to perform all their duties under normal and emergent conditions. The applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and without hazard to self or others will encompass consideration of physical, mental, and emotional ability as related to realistic requirements for the duties and responsibilities to be assumed. The work requires exertions such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying light items in the direct care of patients.
To be considered for this position you must provide a complete application package which includes:
If using Foreign Education, must submit a copy of Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
* INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: You will not be contacted for additional information and you will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms).
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