This vacancy is located within Behavioral Health VA Care Line at the VA Medical Center, Bath, New York. As a Staff Psychiatrist, you will have the opportunity to perform clinical, outpatient psychiatric duties involving the collaboration with an interdisciplinary clinical team (Psychology Technicians, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, etc.) in the delivery of services related to mental health treatments.
Primary responsibilities include,but are not limited to:
- providing psychiatry care, in an outpatient setting, for patients with mental health disorders to include but not limited to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and cognitive disorders
- provide general outpatient mental health services
- provide consultative support (to primary care clinics, Urgent Care, inpatient medicine, nursing home units, and home based primary care)
- provide Telepsych services for remote community based clinics
- provide general substance abuse services to include support for domicilliary rehabilitation program (and anything else that should be included).
- conducting routine psychiatric evaluations of new and established patients, you will periodically perform compensation and pension evaluations
- providing tele-mental health care and treatment for substance use disorders including but not limited to use of buprenorphine
- on a periodic basis, you will be tasked with psychiatry coverage assignments in various other mental health service areas such as: Consultation & Liaison, Emergency Department ,and community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs)
Staff psychiatrists are expected (when needed and as assigned) to provide supervision of residents andhealth professionals.
SCHEDULE: The majority of daily working hours performed by members of our Psychiatry team are scheduled between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; with rotating coverage of off tour clinics. To be discussed at time of interview.
SALARY: $100, 957.00- $264,000.00. Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standard Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
A Recruitment Incentive/RelocationIncentive of up to 15% of salary has been authorized for highly qualified candidates.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, VA Directive 5005.
b. English Language Proficiency: If you are appointed to a direct patient-care position or position incident to direct patient care, proficiency in spoken and written English is required in accordance with 38 USC 4105(c).
c. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in psychiatry. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
d. Licensure and Registration. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
e. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
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.
VetPro: Any registered, and certified health care providers appointed to a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center must, upon acceptance of an employment offer from Human Resources, enter their employment history, education history, and all licensure/certification/registration information through the internet-based credentialing system (VetPro). VetPro ensures the consistency of the credentialing process for all employees and provides a reliable electronic data bank of health care provider credentials. This system is used nationwide by all VHA healthcare facilities in an effort to maximize patient safety. This prerequisite must be initiated after an employment offer has been extended. Employment commencement dates will be contingent upon the completion and approval of the VetPro credentialing/verification process.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. A copy can be found in the local HR office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical patient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment
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 DD214(s) 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.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
CV or Resume- current and up-to-date
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 FOR ALL Applicants).
Copy of current, unrestricted Licensure
Copy of transcripts (official or unofficial)
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) 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):
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 04, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
- 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 1792232.
- Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
- Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
- 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.