Position will provide treatment for beneficiaries with general psychiatric and substance abuse disorders in a variety of treatment settings including general outpatient, walk in clinics, telemental health, substance abuse outpatient, residential treatment program and inpatient psychiatric unit.
Position will document patient care in the patient chart via the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Training regarding the use of the CPRS will be provided by the VAMC. All Documentation shall be completed in accordance with VA policy and procedures.
The psychiatrist will adhere to all quality management performance measures. The psychiatrist will complete clinical reminders, encounters, and clinical pertinence reviews as directed. The psychiatrist will be assigned to treatment teams and adhere to team meeting responsibilities including treatment planning.
Must be skilled in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology including Suboxone. The psychiatrist must be able to provide a comprehensive clinical/psychiatric summary as well as have the ability to accept a Suboxone caseload. The psychiatrist will, when called upon, engage in a collaborative agreement with a nurse practitioner and/or provide clinical supervision to a physician assistant.
The psychiatrist will provide clinical supervision to psychiatry residents and fellows on rotation if needed. The psychiatrist will, when called upon, participate in committee assignments at the service, VAMC, and VISN level as well as participate in time-limited assignments related to quality, safety, and ethical practice (Root Cause Analysis, Investigative Boards, etc.). Will work to ensure accreditation requirements are met including reviewing checklists for compliance with The Joint Commission, OIG, and CARF. Will be required to provide on-call services on a rotational basis through the calendar year.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 been 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 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.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Familiarity with mental health law, including the procedures for involuntary commitment and treatment.
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.
Heavy lifting 50 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 50 pounds and over; straight pulling (1-2 hours); pushing (1-2 hours); walking (2-4 hours); standing (2-6 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); work closely with others; use stretchers to transfer patients and use of patient lifts (if applicable); emotional and mental stability.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: .
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: .
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Other Veterans Document
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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