DUTIES: As the selected Psychiatrist, you will be assigned to the Behavioral Health and Sciences (BH&S) Care Line where you will have the opportunity to perform clinical psychiatrist duties involving the collaboration of interdisciplinary clinical team (Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychology Technicians, etc.) in the delivery of services related to mental health treatments. Your duties will also include, but are not limited to:
Providing psychiatry care for patients with mental health disorders to include but not limited to: anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use (induced or related) and cognitive disorders.
Performing compensation and pension evaluations and consults for transplant evaluations.
Performing psychiatry coverage/duties assignments in various mental health service areas such as: Consultation & Liaison, Emergency Department, Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Mental Health Residential, Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, and/or other VA Outpatient Clinics.
As assigned, providing supervision of residents, medical students and allied health professionals.
Regular participation in on-call duties and extended hours clinics coverage/duties.
WORK SCHEDULE: The majority of daily working hours performed by members of our behavioral health team are scheduled between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm; however, the expansion of mental health services requires flexible clinic hours in addition to rotational & on-call weekend and night coverage.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.)
Preferred Experience: Suboxone certification
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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs; light lifting, under 15 lbs; moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 6-8 hours; standing 6-8 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 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted) min 15/20 one ear and mental and emotional stability required.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 29, 2017to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: