• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • $194,760.00 -194,760.00/year*
  • Healthcare - Physician
  • Full-Time

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  • Responsibilities

    Psychiatric Examinations-Patients are given prompt and thorough psychiatric examinations. Appropriate clinical, laboratory, and other pertinent data is obtained. Psychiatrist provides indicated patient follow-up or referral appropriately.

    Diagnoses-Psychiatrist interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining clinical status and appropriate diagnoses. Therapeutic Ability-Provides appropriate and timely treatment. Recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patients and modifies plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies- Quickly recognizes emergency situations and takes timely necessary action including safety evaluations and suicide risk evaluations when appropriate. Patient Management-Develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and their family members through competence and interpersonal skills. Involves patients and family members in developing a treatment plan. Consultations and Specialty Skills-Recognizes need for consultation and utilizes facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment. Recordkeeping-Documentation meets acceptable professional, program, and Joint Commission standards as determined by peer review, EPRP, and record reviews by lead professional and program manager. Comprehensive mental health assessments, Integrated Clinical Summaries, and Treatment Plans meet criteria specified in the MHS Operational Plan, JC, CARF and VHA standards.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 AM - 4:00 PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions of Employment

    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 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 onboarding process Must pass pre-employment physical examination


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/29/2019.
    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 Experience: None

    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.


    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: 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:

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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