The VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA is looking for a full-time Geriatric Psychiatrist to join the team in our new Geropsychiatry Unit. Our hospital has a full spectrum of Mental Health treatment programs as well as a large Primary Care population and our philosophy emphasizes patient empowerment and recovery of function. Our strong academic affiliation is with Boston University School of Medicine, where a teaching appointment is encouraged. Our Psychiatry staff has low turnover and provides a welcoming collegial climate for learning and professional development.
In this role, you will provide mental health evaluations, psychopharmacology, and brief psychiatric treatments to veterans in the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and Community Living Centers. You will be an integral psychiatrist specialist for the interdisciplinary Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and psychiatry consultant to the CLC teams, including review of reports and treatment plans, consultation for colleagues as needed, and informing continual development of team procedures. Your duties will include:
*Participates in other clinical duties as assigned by the Chief of Psychiatry
*Implements and improves Emergency procedures
* Provides individual supervision to support and educate staff, program team, and assigned trainees
* Participates in facility or VISN committees in areas of personal expertise as requested
* Contributes to an effective quality management system which includes process improvement; innovative
system redesign, self-assessment, and peer review
* Contributes consistently to evidence-based public health interventions such as screening and follow-up of
medical and mental health conditions; and
* Participates in the facility's academic mission, including participation in Grand rounds, teaching of medical
students and psychiatry residents
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:Preferred experience includes two or more years' experience in geriatric psychiatry and completion of a geriatric psychiatry fellowship, board certification and an unrestricted license (any state).
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.
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 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); kneeling (up to 2 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable at 20/50 and 20/100; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1989126.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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