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Staff Psychiatrist

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: September 9, 2018

Job Description:

The Mid Atlantic Healthcare Network VISN 6 is seeking to fill a full-time Staff Psychiatrist, within the Mental Health Service Line at the VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Mid Atlantic Healthcare system promotes a collaborative atmosphere where providers work with a dedicated team of health care professionals. As one of the largest health care systems in the nation, VA offers providers a broad range of practice options, including general medicine and primary care, along with many specialties and sub specialties. Duties include; admitting, evaluating, diagnosing, treating, providing consultation and performing history and physical examinations to adult patients presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional disorders, e.g., psychoses, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, adjustment disorders, behavior modification, mental problems related to addictive disorders and the special and emotional problems related to addiction and substance abuse (alcoholism and other drug dependencies, such as psychoactive drug use and addiction,) utilizing all forms of psychological and social treatment including medications. Privileges include providing consultation with physicians in other fields regarding mental, behavioral or emotional disorders, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, behavior modification, and emergency psychiatry as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests, and prescribe medications. Work Schedule: Full-time, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends) Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychiatrist (Mental Health Service Line) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required for this position QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: or Basic Requirements Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.) 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. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. (4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education. Physical Standards. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination. 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). You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. If no qualified citizen applications are received, non-citizens may be considered. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Preferred Criteria: Academic experience to assist with the developing functions of the MHSL in the training of residents and interns and the development of scholarly activities. None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume 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 checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • Licensure, 10-2850
    • VA Letter
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

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