Physician, Psychiatrist (GAP)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Fayetteville, NC

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):
842161

***May be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on the availability of funds.***

***Open until filled. Applications considered as received.***

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives Are Not Authorized

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.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be considered)

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
The VAMC is looking for a full-time Physician Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry to serve as a Psychiatrist providing care to our veterans receiving care at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Services provided will include working with the Primary Care Mental Health Integrated (PCMHI) Team which provide same day mental health care access and emergency evaluations in primary care areas and Emergency Department. Provides cross-cover services in the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) outpatient clinic and inpatient unit in the event of unexpected absence of a provider. Incumbent must be skilled in the management of a patient's mental needs or sub specialty evaluation and treatment. Responsible for carrying an outpatient workload along with administrative and professional responsibilities.Conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams. Completes assessments and formulates diagnosis. Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary team. Orders all lab and radiological assessments. Performs psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan. Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters. Perform other duties as assigned within their scope of practice.

Work Schedule: Full-time (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends)

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/

or

http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/ohrm

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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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the

District of Columbia

as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

Licensure and Registration. 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.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Non-citizens may be considered only after it has been determined that it is not possible to recruit a qualified U.S. citizen.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

You will be required to make occasional travel.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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

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