* Incumbent duties will include providing general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans and including on-call services.
* These duties include general psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, but are not limited to, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy.
* Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical supervision of mid-level providers, psychiatric advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate. The work requires an administrative and practical knowledge as a Psychiatrist.
* The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. Other services include, but are not limited to, treatment common patient diagnoses to include anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other Serious Mental Illnesses, Dementia, and mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries.
* The population served consists of female and male Veterans from all military eras.
* The Psychiatrist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief, Behavioral Medicine Service and the Chief of Staff.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with Department of Veterans Affair 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 bee 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 an Internal Medicine residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affair for the year in which it was completed.
- Effective spoken communication skills that are essential for quality patient care.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
* Strong clinical background with the ability to work without clinical supervision
* Strong background in diagnosis of psychiatric disorder and psychopharmacological treatments as well as familiarity with other treatment modalities to order appropriate non-pharmacological treatments
* Ability to type and utilize electronic medical records system.
* Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary treatment team approach.
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: Light lifting,under 15 pounds; light carrying (under 15 pounds);rabove the shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 62 hours; correctable vision; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability; sitting 8 hours.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
1. 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrist and Chiropractors
2. Cover letter
4. Executive COre Qualifications (ECGs)
6. Other Veteran documents
8. Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50), from your Official Personnel Folder, noting current grade, salary, position title and tenure (if current or former Federal Employee). You must also include the SF-50 noting highest grade or highest previous rate. (Current CAVHS employees only: if your current SF-50 is not available through eOPF, you may contact your HR Specialist for assistance in getting a copy. However, a copy of your current SF-50 must be submitted with your application prior to the closing date of this announcement).
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.
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 1957276.
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.