Physician (Psychiatrist)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Boise, ID

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Vacancy Identification Number - 837396

The Boise VA Medical Center is seeking two full-time board certified/board eligible general outpatient psychiatrists to join our team in an education-rich hospital setting containing multidisciplinary training programs including both Psychiatric and Internal Medicine Residency Programs.
Boise, Idaho has a temperate climate, affordable housing, good schools, low crime rate, a family friendly culture, great outdoor activities, and the conveniences of a university city with small town charm.
  • Pay for this position is determined by a Physicians Compensation Panel and is based on education and experience.
  • This Job Opportunity Announcement is open for 3 months and will have cut-offs at the 30 day and 60 day marks for certified applicants.
  • This announcement can be used to fill multiple vacancies.
  • Education Debt Reduction Funds maybe be offered based on current funding.
  • Recruitment or Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidates
Must possess a valid Drivers License.

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted license to practice in a state or territory required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Written and Spoken English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES: Successful candidates must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with multiple disciplines in behavioral health and primary care. Incumbents in both positions will manage an outpatient caseload, provide outpatient consultation to our Behavioral Health service and Primary Care clinics, perform consultation/liaison care with the inpatient medical/surgical services, provide telemental health services, and supervise medical students and PGY3/4 psychiatry residents from the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. On-call duties are approximately 1:10

In addition to the aforementioned tasks, each position will have a slightly different focus:
Integrated Care: This position also includes substantial participation on our Integrated Care Team (ICT), providing care with a multidisciplinary behavioral health staff and collaborating with primary care providers, as well as participating in our same day access clinic. The incumbent will participate in the ICT’s mission to equip, guide, support, and consult with primary care providers who manage psychiatric needs of patients in a primary care setting as clinically appropriate.

Telemental Health: This position also includes substantial participation in telemental health care providing face to face, synchronous, clinical video teleconferencing (CVT) to rural veterans. The CVT care will be primarily with veterans who commute to rural community based outpatient clinics. Some of the CVT care will be to veterans in their home settings as clinically appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice Psychiatry in a State, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Colombia. The Physician must maintain current registration in the State of Licensure if this is a requirement fo continuing active, current licensure.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Education Requirements:

Must possess a 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:

Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted, or

Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted, or

Schools (Including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (ie, Puerto Rico), or in the District of Colombia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

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 .

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 .

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

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...