Physician (Psychiatrist)

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Bay Pines, FL3.9

Full-time$180,000 - $240,000 a year
Skills
Duties
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

This is an open continuous announcement open until 12/31/2018 or when filled. Applicants will be referred for consideration every two weeks.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive with a 2 year service agreement maybe authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Work Schedule, C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm however, the expansion of mental health services requires flexible clinic hours in addition to rotational & telephone on-call responsibilities.

Work Schedule Lee County: 8:00 am-4:30 pm M-F , flexible clinic hours No after-hours call responsibilities.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Responsibilities
C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL: Outpatient MHC: General Mental Health Clinic Psychiatry assignment. Primary duties of a qualified candidate will involve caring for Veterans who have a wide variety of disorders alongside our interdisciplinary team. The physician will work with Veterans in our outpatient clinic in our brand new state-of-the-art MH building. Duties will include the provision of evidence treatment in an interdisciplinary environment. Opportunities for teaching medical students and/or residents and consultation with other services.
Lee County VA Healthcare Center, Cape Coral, FL: Lee County VA Healthcare Center, Cape Coral, FL: Duties include but are not limited to: Psychiatric management of an assigned panel of patients Striving to assist Veterans to achieve their full recovery potential and returning to Primary Care follow-up when appropriate.

At all locations, the outpatient psychiatrist is responsible for Psychiatric examination and treatment, coordination of medical care with a multidisciplinary team, coordination of consultations, referral of patients, operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews, open and closed medical record reviews and utilization reviews.

  • Serves as a liaison between community clinic physicians and services and physicians at VA Healthcare System (VAHCS), Bay Pines, FL.
  • Coordinates preventive health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound Psychiatric practice.
  • Maintains an active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the medical center, and its clinics.
  • Maintains an active knowledge of the medical records system (CPRS).
  • Uses the computerized medical record system for progress notes, orders, and medical record review and completion of such records in a complete and timely manner.
  • Has knowledge of and abides by VAHCS Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
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
Qualifications

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: Preferred Experience

Board certified or Board eligible in Psychiatry.

Experience With Crisis Management/intervention Is Desirable

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: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate Carrying, 15-44 pounds, Straight Pulling (1 hour), Reaching over shoulders, Walking around moving objects or vehicles, Electrical energy, Working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), Working closely with others, Working alone, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (up to 4 hours), Standing (up to 2 hours), Repeated Bending (up to 4 hours), Both Legs required, Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination, simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted)

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Education
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 .

Additional information
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

CV or Resume
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Cover Letter
DD-214
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
OF-306
Other
Other Veterans Document
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
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