Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: July 4, 2019
Treatment and professional duties includes:
Initial Psychiatric evaluation of patients to establish diagnosis
and management plan; order pertinent laboratory and radiology
tests; complete a thorough safety assessment to include a suicide
risk assessment and other appropriate requirements per MH
Department policies; establish a proper disposition of these
patients; and complete treatment plans as appropriate.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,
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
Work Schedule: Full-time, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Alternate Tour of duty
may be required to include evening hours and weekends)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
EDRP is authorized for this position.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 Experience: Academic experience to assist with the
developing functions of the MHSL in the training of residents and
interns and the development of scholarly activities.
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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight
pulling; pushing; reaching; both hands; walking ; standing;
bending; near vision; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing
(aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
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