Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 3, 2019
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is seeking a Physician (Psychiatrist)
with proven leadership skills and a vision for the future to join
our team of dedicated professionals who provide health care to
veterans that is second to none.
Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are
encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy.
Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to
the closing date, this recruitment will be terminated.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
and program start date is determined after review of a complete
EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education
Loan Repayment Services office.
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:
EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED AND FUNDED BY PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS: The
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station
(PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the
relocation of a household due to government convenience in
connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.
Relocation expenses are authorized for this position, however,
Appraised Value Offer (AVO), formerly known as the Guaranteed Home
Buy Out (GHBO) program, is NOT authorized. For more information go
OTHER RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
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).
Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure: Not RequiredThe 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.
- 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.
- Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist
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
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Tuscaloosa , Physician (Psychiatrist), Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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