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Physician-Psychiatrist
location icon Las Vegas, NV
Overview
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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?

Come work in the entertainment capital of the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada! Whether it be the iconic strip; the exciting nightlife; the world renowned restaurants; or any of the outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it. With over three-hundred days of fabulous weather, there is never a reason or season to stay home!

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. 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/
Duties

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is recruiting for Staff Psychiatrists to fill vacancies within our Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Teams. Joining our team allows you to work in a multidisciplinary multi team setting! As a member of this team you get to work half of the time in PCMHI and the other half of your time will be spent as part of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP).

PCMHI Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more acute mental health issues. S/he works directly with Patient Aligned Care Teams to facilitate Veterans' primary care treatment. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recover-oriented interventions; and successfully completed other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.

BHIP Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more chronic mental health issues. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. S/he also provides coverage for the same day walk-in outpatient clinic and is responsible for responding to referrals from the Inpatient Medical Units. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics, and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recovery-oriented interventions; and successfully completes other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.

Work Schedule: Various-this position may require to work nights, weekends, Holidays and extended shifts as necessary. Candidate will be required to provide on-call duties.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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$101,967
$264,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/20/2017

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

Who May Apply
US Citizens and Status Candidates

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.

      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.

  • 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.
      • 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 in Psychiatry

      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.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • 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 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: 5
      Job Position: CBAQ-10102047-18-MD

      The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is recruiting for Staff Psychiatrists to fill vacancies within our Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Teams. Joining our team allows you to work in a multidisciplinary multi team setting! As a member of this team you get to work half of the time in PCMHI and the other half of your time will be spent as part of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP).

      PCMHI Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more acute mental health issues. S/he works directly with Patient Aligned Care Teams to facilitate Veterans' primary care treatment. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recover-oriented interventions; and successfully completed other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.

      BHIP Duties: The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with more chronic mental health issues. S/he provides immediate, direct and on-site access for psychiatric consultation, assessment and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. S/he also provides coverage for the same day walk-in outpatient clinic and is responsible for responding to referrals from the Inpatient Medical Units. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and, at times, leads, a multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to the Behavioral Health/Mental Health Clinics, and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. S/he provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the psychiatric community standards of care; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recovery-oriented interventions; and successfully completes other clinical duties as assigned. S/he participates in the internal student training program.

      Work Schedule: Various-this position may require to work nights, weekends, Holidays and extended shifts as necessary. Candidate will be required to provide on-call duties.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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