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Physician (Psychiatrist)
Overview
Locations
Colorado Springs, CO; Pueblo, CO
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

------------ RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVES MAY BE AUTHORIZED ------------

Applications of eligible candidates will be referred as received beginning on November 3, 2017. Referrals will continue every two weeks until the vacancy is filled or when the announcement closes. All applications may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that time, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate continued interest.
Duties

The Psychiatrist is assigned to the Mental Health - Psychiatry Service of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) stationed at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Colorado Springs, CO or Pueblo, CO. The incumbent may also be required to travel occasionally to other Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) locations or to the VA Medical Center (VAMC) Denver, CO. The Psychiatrist practices independently within a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, and reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Heath Service. Considered as a Staff Psychiatrist, the incumbent performs face-to-face and telemental health care services to veteran patients. Major duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Patient examination, diagnosis, treatment, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and general adult psychiatric care.
  • Manage psychiatric emergencies, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.
  • Works with multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Accurate and timely medical record documentation.
  • Responsible for developing positive relationships with staff, patients and their families, and the community.
  • Participates in clinic meetings and peer reviews.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,967
$264,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
9/30/2017

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship (Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.)
      • Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
        t(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
        t(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
        t(For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.)
      • Licensure. 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.
      • Residency. 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
        t(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
        t(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
      • English Language Proficiency. Must be proficiency in spoken and written English.
      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10056813 and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: Many
      Job Position: OCA-10056813-18-AC

      The Psychiatrist is assigned to the Mental Health - Psychiatry Service of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) stationed at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Colorado Springs, CO or Pueblo, CO. The incumbent may also be required to travel occasionally to other Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) locations or to the VA Medical Center (VAMC) Denver, CO. The Psychiatrist practices independently within a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, and reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Heath Service. Considered as a Staff Psychiatrist, the incumbent performs face-to-face and telemental health care services to veteran patients. Major duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

      • Patient examination, diagnosis, treatment, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and general adult psychiatric care.
      • Manage psychiatric emergencies, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.
      • Works with multidisciplinary health care team.
      • Accurate and timely medical record documentation.
      • Responsible for developing positive relationships with staff, patients and their families, and the community.
      • Participates in clinic meetings and peer reviews.
      Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required