Physician - Psychiatrist
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: September 4, 2020
The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is
seeking a full-time Psychiatrist to deliver behavioral health care.
The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a
Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly
qualified candidates.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 further information, visit:
duties and responsibilities include:
- The psychiatrist will be responsible for delivery of behavioral
health care patients enrolled in the GCVHCS. The work assignment
could be in outpatient, residential or inpatient settings. The
provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a clinic
setting. All duties will be performed at the GCVHCS.
- This clinician provides professional assessment for mental
illness to diverse veterans of a population specific environment
and carries full responsibility for interviewing and counseling
veterans, providing psycho-social assessment to promote effective
treatment of common mental health conditions in the clinical
- 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, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice
guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record
documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
- 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.
- Some of the Psychiatrists duty time may be spent using
telemedicine technology throughout GCVHCS.
Work Schedule: M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM (other times as required);
subject to change based on agency needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP). If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply
for this award program. You must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria, in accordance with VA Policy 1021. The award
amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application,
supporting documentation, and final approval by the Under Secretary
for Health or designated official.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.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Characteristic: Board Certified
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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants
must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Light lifting
(under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far
vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other,
hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental
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