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Physician - Psychiatrist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Job Description:

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 clinic setting.

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Major 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 setting.
  • 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 care.
  • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
  • 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 certification.
    • 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 stability.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Biloxi , Physician - Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Biloxi, Mississippi

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