The Psychiatrist functions primarily as a staff Psychiatrist providing consultative services for the Mental Health Service at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Conducts Mental Health and Tele-Mental Health clinics and manages patient care within those clinics.
* Provides psychiatric consultative services within the facility including emergency department, inpatient, outpatient, Community Living Center (CLC), and Multi-specialty Outpatient Clinics (MSOC's).
* Provides regularclinical consultationto the Mental Health Program members.
* Provides off-hours,on-callfor the Mental Health Service.
* Is required to maintain current BLS certification.
* Serves on Interdisciplinary Treatment Team(s)
Work Schedule: Multiple schedules available
Functional Statement Title: Physician (Psychiatrist), Mental Health Service
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 specializing in Psychiatry 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 in psychiatry, 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.
Qualification to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual and acceptable methods and techniques.
At least one (1) year of clinical experience in performing initial clinical diagnostic examination, and formulating initial treatment plans for patients presenting for psychiatric care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Experience prescribing medications, providing counseling, and providing psychotherapy.
Experience coordinating medical care for mental health patients requiring primary care follow-up, or specialty medical / surgical consultation.
Experience coordinating admission of patients to an inpatient psychiatry unity, coordinating with physicians (from other hospitals) at the point of admission, or coordinating with physicians at other inpatient units (e.g. emergency department or other mental health settings).
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.
Physical Requirements:?, This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. However, reasonable accommodations can be made and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this vacancy, please submit a resume or CV (required).
**Please list at least three professional references.**
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be applicable for all applicants: *Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15
*Other(VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians) *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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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