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Physician (Psychiatrist) Tallahassee Health Care Center
location icon Tallahassee, FL
Overview
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?

This announcement will remain open until vacancy is filled. Applicants will be referred as they submit completed application packages.
This job vacancy announcement will be used to fill one (1) full-time Staff Physician (Psychiatrist) VM-0602-15 vacancy at the Tallahassee Health Care Center (THCC), Tallahassee, FL.
Duties

The physician psychiatrist will provide mental health services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center (HCC) in Tallahassee, FL. Physicians report directly to the HCC Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The selectee shall have knowledge of and abide by the Medical Center Staff Bylaws, HHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines. Board certification by the appropriate American Board for his/her specialty is preferred. The primary responsibility is to provide psychiatric care services for outpatient with integration to patient's primary care. Duties to include, but not limited to the following:

  • Performs psychiatric evaluations and assessments.
  • Coordinates veterans overall mental health care.
  • Works closely with colleagues to provide comprehensive, outpatient mental health care.
  • Uses a computerized patient record system (CPRS) for progress notes, orders, prescriptions.
  • Completes medical record reviews in a complete and timely manner.
  • Coordinates preventive health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound psychiatric practice.
  • In addition to patient care, a psychiatrist may be asked to represent Psychiatry in other areas, such as education ans research or be called upon to exercise leadership role in occasional efforts to improve patient care.
  • Maintains active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the medical center and its clinics.
Work Schedule: Full-Time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (80 hours per pay period).
graph of estimated pay ranges
$180,000
$264,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
10/14/2017

Application Close Date
2/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

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    • 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.
      • 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 certification.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Board Certified or Board Eligible
      • Qualified to prescribe Suboxone or Clozaril
      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
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    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Roberta.Hirneise@va.gov Physician Recruiter. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/28/2018 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: 1
      Job Position: CBDG-10055594-17-KH

      The physician psychiatrist will provide mental health services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center (HCC) in Tallahassee, FL. Physicians report directly to the HCC Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The selectee shall have knowledge of and abide by the Medical Center Staff Bylaws, HHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines. Board certification by the appropriate American Board for his/her specialty is preferred. The primary responsibility is to provide psychiatric care services for outpatient with integration to patient's primary care. Duties to include, but not limited to the following:

      • Performs psychiatric evaluations and assessments.
      • Coordinates veterans overall mental health care.
      • Works closely with colleagues to provide comprehensive, outpatient mental health care.
      • Uses a computerized patient record system (CPRS) for progress notes, orders, prescriptions.
      • Completes medical record reviews in a complete and timely manner.
      • Coordinates preventive health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound psychiatric practice.
      • In addition to patient care, a psychiatrist may be asked to represent Psychiatry in other areas, such as education ans research or be called upon to exercise leadership role in occasional efforts to improve patient care.
      • Maintains active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the medical center and its clinics.
      Work Schedule: Full-Time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (80 hours per pay period).