GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION: Psychiatry Service Staff Physicians provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Psychiatric Medicine. In addition to patient care, the psychiatrist may have responsibilities in other areas, such as educational and research.
Clinical duties include providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in both hospitalized and outpatient settings, identifying patients' mental and medical health problems and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs. The physician will be responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illnesses and its management. The position may require providing care through telehealth services and also may require performing compensation and pension exams as demands dictate. Tele-mental health assessments and treatment may be provided by telework. The care provided is to comply with clinical practice guidelines as measured by the External Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.
The staff physician is responsible for teaching house staff, medical students and other health professionals during ward rounds, clinics and in conferences and providing supervisory control and professional direction. As required, he/she will provide consultations throughout the medical center and compensation and pension examinations, and tele-mental health assessments and treatment. As required, will cover other duties as assigned to include holidays, weekends, evening hours and on-call coverage.
Physicians whose responsibilities include leadership and administration will be responsible for: enforcement of STVHCS polices, rules and regulations , and of the Medical Staff Bylaws; to provide leadership in the application of clinical practice to organizational processes and/or systems improving outcomes at the service level; to achieve excellent customer satisfaction; to assure compliance with clinical practice guidelines and to work collaboratively with others; to create a system to promote state-of-the-art acute, chronic and preventive mental health care; and to keep abreast of changes as appropriate. Also, those leaders who are involved in teaching programs and research are responsible to provide an environment supportive of education, training and research. Participate in the Peer Review process.
In addition, all physicians must meet the following qualifications:
Administrative Duties include, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities; HR; Staff Management; Time/Leave Management and Clinical Management.
Clinical Duties include, but are not limited to, Patient Care; Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal& Communication Skills; Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.
Education/Teaching Duties: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.
Research Duties, (if applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. Researchers are responsible for oversight of any research staff that they supervise.
A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Psychiatrist),Psychiatry Service.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
- 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. The degree must have ben obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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 forboard certification.
- Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
1. Board certified or working toward board certification in Psychiatry.
2. Four year accredited Psychiatry Resident Program.
3. Basic Life Support (BLS).
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor, REQUIRED)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required).
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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete,do not fax the paper application (1203FX - Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1958405
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.