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Physician (Psychiatrist)
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
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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?

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion and commitment to serve those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in the VA will give you the chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people- our Veterans. 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. Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art
technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in
areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty
outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area
(Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY;
Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.

Duties
  • The incumbent serves as a psychiatrist and is assigned to the Mental Health Service at VAMC Memphis.
  • Incumbent provides comprehensive experience in clinical services to Veterans and their families.
  • The incumbent will perform general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a mutli-disciplinary setting composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, physician extenders and a variety of rehabilitation/recovery therapists.
  • The incumbent will work closely with his/her colleagues to provide comprehensive, state -of-the-art mental health care.
  • The incumbent shall work under the direction of the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
  • Incumbent provides clinical services in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Mental Health, Outpatient Clinic, and/or other areas as based upon need and reports administratively to the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
Working Hours: Negotiable to support the Department of Veterans Affairs mission to provide the best care possible at hours convenient to our Veteran population. On call is required after 4:30pm and on weekends and holidays in rotation with other attending psychiatrists. Most call is provided as back-up to University of Tennessee psychiatry residents.

Location of Position: Mental Health Service
graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,967
$264,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/15/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • Other Information
      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
      An 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.
      The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

      Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
      The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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      Reasonable Accommodation Policy
      Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.
      A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
      • When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete For a job;
      • When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or To gain access to the workplace; And
      • When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, trainings, office-sponsored events).
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    • Qualifications

      U.S. Citizenship: (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A,
      paragraph 3g, this part.) English language proficiency

      Educational requirements: 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 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:For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
      First-Year Residency (Internship)- completed a first- year residency or its equivalent
      For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training
      Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed OR other residencies of their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have found an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.· Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the
      degree was granted or
      · 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.
      · 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 and Registration: Physicians must possess a 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.

      Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to
      satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

      Physical Standards: - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be
      required.

      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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
      1) Those approved by 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
      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: Physicians appointed to direct-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407 (d).

      References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G2 (Physician Qualification Standards)
      Education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards 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.
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    • How To Apply
      All applicants are encouraged to apply online. 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
      09/30/2018 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.

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    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: RZ-18-CSN-10080829-T38-OCA

      • The incumbent serves as a psychiatrist and is assigned to the Mental Health Service at VAMC Memphis.
      • Incumbent provides comprehensive experience in clinical services to Veterans and their families.
      • The incumbent will perform general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a mutli-disciplinary setting composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, physician extenders and a variety of rehabilitation/recovery therapists.
      • The incumbent will work closely with his/her colleagues to provide comprehensive, state -of-the-art mental health care.
      • The incumbent shall work under the direction of the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
      • Incumbent provides clinical services in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Mental Health, Outpatient Clinic, and/or other areas as based upon need and reports administratively to the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
      Working Hours: Negotiable to support the Department of Veterans Affairs mission to provide the best care possible at hours convenient to our Veteran population. On call is required after 4:30pm and on weekends and holidays in rotation with other attending psychiatrists. Most call is provided as back-up to University of Tennessee psychiatry residents.

      Location of Position: Mental Health Service