TheMountain HomeVeterans Affairs Healthcare Systemseeks a psychiatrist, board certified or board eligible within two years of residency graduation, to serve full-time in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic. The clinic currently consists of a multidisciplinary staff to includepsychiatrists,nurse practitioners,psychologist or social workers andnurses. Thepsychiatrists on staff work in a variety of settings which include outpatient, inpatient, consultation-liaison, emergency department, community living center, residential rehabilitation, addiction(includingbuprenorphine clinic) andmental health intensive case management team. The ideal candidate would work primarily in the outpatient clinic, with the possibility of occasional temporary assignments as needed to other areas in the service. Typical duties includeperforming psychiatric assessments and aftercare visits utilizing pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The psychiatrist would participate in a multidisciplinary setting for the development of treatment plans and case supervision. The treated conditions can include, among other things, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, neurocognitive disorders and substance use disorders.
Clinical supervision of resident psychiatrists and nurse practitioners is expected. The psychiatrist will be part of the psychiatry department's call system, providing telephone based supervision to on-call resident psychiatrists approximately one weekday night per month, and providing both on-site inpatient rounding and telephone supervision to resident psychiatrists approximately one weekend day per month. The psychiatrist will be expected to develop proficiency in the use of telehealth equipment for the provision of psychiatric care at a distance. Training is provided. Additional assigned administrative duties, such as participation in committees, is likely.
The psychiatrist will be eligible, if desired, for clinical appointment to the Department of Psychiatry at the affiliated Quillen College of Medicine. The option to become involved in medical student and resident psychiatrist didactics is available .
Work Schedule: 07:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on call, with possible extended hours. Tour atthe discretion of ACOS Mental Health.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
* Citizenship. Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3g.
* Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
*Licensure and Registration. 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.
* 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).
Preferred Experience: Board certified in psychiatry preferred.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted.
The following documents are required at the time of submission:
- CV or Resume' - Your resume should include a description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. (Required)
- Responses to the questionnaire. (Required)
The following documents are required after selection:
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- Most Recent SF-50 - Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that indicates time in grade, proof in status (career or career conditional) and type of service. (Not an Award SF-50)
- If you are a virtual employee physically located at the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System (MHVAHCS) and you wish to be considered in the first area of consideration along with other facility employees, you must ALSO provide evidence of your eligibility such as a signed memorandum, commitment letter, etc. indicating that such an agreement is in place.
Forms can also be obtained from https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Formsand http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.aps?FormNo=2850&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;key=Action=Search
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1944736.
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.
Manual applications will be accepted from James H. Quillen VAMC employees.