Physician - Psychiatrist
Company: Health eCareers
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Pay:Competitive salary, may be eligible for annual performance
bonus, typically regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off:Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per
biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per
biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
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 signing bonus, relocation assistance, and
student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure:1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME:Possible $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:
* 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 care.
* 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
Not requiredSupervisory status
None* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
* Physicians, All Other
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* 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
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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.
* " Applicants and individuals appointedon or afterNovember 30,
1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as
applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had
such license, registration, or certification revoked for
professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard
care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license,
registration or certification in any of those States after being
notified in writing by that State of potential termination for
professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard
care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or
surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to
a full and unrestricted status."
* Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification. If selected for
this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current
BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to
patients in this position.
Preferred Experience:Board Certification
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
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:-- Show Contact Details 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,
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