The Staff Psychiatrist will conduct initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up visits, consultations, group therapy/treatment, medication management and crisis assessment and intervention to Veterans with mood, anxiety, psychotic and other psychiatric disorders at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
Responsible for providing psychiatric care in an outpatient setting, identifying Veterans' mental and medical health needs and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs.
The Psychiatrist will serve as the treatment team leader and may be responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting Veteran care and providing appropriate education for the Veteran and/or family members regarding the Veteran's care, illness and its management.
The treatment provided is in accordance with VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines as measured by the Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.
Work Schedule: 1st Shift - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Providers maybe expected to work on rotating weekends and be on a on call rotating schedule. Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center.
Functional Statement Title/#: Scope of Practice for Psychiatrists
The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report
Basic Requirements: Board Certification is not included as a basic requirement in the VA physician qualification standard, itis not be considered an absolute requirement for appointment.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:For this particular position, it is highly preferred that the successful candidate be BC/BE by the American Board of Psychiatry.
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: TheStaff Psychiatrist position will require light lifting, and light carrying under 15 pounds, use of fingers, some walking (.5 hours) and standing (1.0 hour) throughout the day, and from to and from offices. This position will require working outside and inside, working alone and working closely with others. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Other Veterans Document *Resume *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1847972.
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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