Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: July 28, 2020
At the discretion of the Service, this Position may be
considered for Telework as needed.
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental
health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the
energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our
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:
is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We accept applications for this
occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be
considered as vacancies become available. This position is
announced until filled. Candidates may be referred upon application
or as requested.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population,
including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are
mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness,
unemployment, and poor family support network.
- Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including
diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management,
suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of
patients with psychiatric disorders.
- Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with
TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice
guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record
documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
- Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including
assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in
providing quality care.
- The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with
responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty
- Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment
planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team
members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates
between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate
- May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the
psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and
performs other directly related duties as assigned.
- Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical
privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis,
PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various
clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, ED).
- Psychiatric clinical care will be provided by face-to-face
encounters or via using the VA Video Connect Modality.
- Performs other directly related duties as assigned.
IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE
REASSIGNED WITH THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Recruitment/Relocation: Not Autorized.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per
biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per
biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and
VHA Physician's BrochureApplicants pending the completion of
educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred
and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all
requirements are met.
The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have
completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which
has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some
specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff
physicians may also include attendings who train physician
residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs,
and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and
opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
- 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. Approved Schools are:
- (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was
- (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American
Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was
- (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2)
above, facility officials must verify with the Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant
has met the requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy
of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
- 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
- Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to
be board certified for employment in VA; however, three
circumstances in VA require physician board certification: If the
position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue
of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac
catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory
Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible
Psychiatrist. 5+ years of experience working with patients in an
acute inpatient unit or serious mental illness unit, previous
administrative supervision of staff, functions and works well on
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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook
5019. Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Heavy carrying (45
pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands
required, walking (1-2 hours), standing (1-2 hours), repeat bending
(1-2 hours), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to
4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, ability to
distinguish and colors, ability to distinguish shades and colors,
hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside
and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working
with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work,
slippery or uneven walking surfaces.
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