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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
Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you
a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the
lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
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The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a
Psychiatrist. The Psychiatrist will function in Community Based
Outpatient Service (location to be determined).
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual
leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays)
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
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting
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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
- 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
- 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)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
This position will remain open until the end of the calendar
year. A first cut-off of Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and subsequent
cut-offs every Tuesday thereafter will be established. All
qualified applications received by the cut-off date will be
forwarded to the selecting official for a review. A selection may
be made at any time during the opening of the announcement.
- 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.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Strong mentoring skills and experience working with a
- Extensive psychiatric experience treating a complex patient
- Currently active in a psychiatric practice
- Demonstrates a high level of practice using evidence based
medicine principles involving patients who have complex
- Board certified with at least 3 years of current Psychiatric
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. The Physical Requirements of this position are
concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to
satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and
may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by
Federal regulatory agencies.
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.
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