Staff Physician - Psychiatrist
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: January 5, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs medical professionals
who possess energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who
serve our Country. The 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
Education and length of practice will be considered by a
Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary
(Base Pay + Market Pay).Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):
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.
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:
A TELE-PSYCHIATRY POSITION (Outpatient, Face-to Face)**
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
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.
Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and
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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
Recruitment /Relocation Incentive IS NOT authorized
Appraised Value Offer (AVO) IS NOT authorized
Education Debt Reduction (EDRP) IS authorized
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, HIPPA, 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: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Call Schedule: May be required to take call every 6-8 weeks, as
required by service
Financial Disclosure: Not RequiredThe individual must qualify to
perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited
residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the
individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions
and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also
include attendings who train physician residents assigned in
facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who
are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects
in their field of medicine.
- 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.
- Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist
Preferred Experience: Board Eligible and/or Board Certified by the
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) or comparative
Doctor of Osteopathy Board.
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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook
5019, this position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires
lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above
shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from
3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and
to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to
distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is
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