Medical Officer - Psychiatrist
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: February 14, 2020
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental
health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the
energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our
Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you
a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the
lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
America's Veterans need you!Education Debt Reduction Program
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the
program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements
in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application
within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to
$200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined
by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected
for this position, please contact local Human Resources
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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
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Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: 49 days paid time off per year (26 days annual
leave, 13 days sick leave, 10 federal holidays).
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Incentives: Possible student loan repayment up to $200K for
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized
absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
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Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population,
including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are
mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness,
unemployment, and poor family support network.
- Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including
diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management,
suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of
patients with psychiatric disorders.
- Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with
TJC, CARF, HIPAA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice
guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record
documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
- Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including
assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in
providing quality care.
- The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with
responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty
- Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment
planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team
members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates
between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate
- May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the
psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and
performs other directly related duties as assigned.
- Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical
privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis,
PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various
clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, ED).
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; weekends &
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
- Basic Requirements:
- 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. NOTE: You may be considered
if you are working toward completing the requirements to hold
license as described above.
- 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. NOTE: You may be considered if you are currently in
your last year of a residency training as described above.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Preferred: Board Certified in Psychiatry
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: Must pass a pre-employment physical
examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is
administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires:
light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs.
and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands
required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours);
kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16";
far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the
other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors;
ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted);
emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others;
and working alone.
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