Physician, Psychiatrist
Department of Veterans Affairs - Hamlet, NC

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 836924

This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Cut off dates at the middle and end of every month beginning February 15, 2013. Salary to be determined by a compensation panel and will be commensurate with education and experience.

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


Alternate tour of duty may be required.

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.


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



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.

The VAMC Fayetteville is looking for a full-time Physician, Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry, to serve as a Psychiatrist to provide care to Veterans at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Hamlet, NC. Incumbent performs the primary clinical duties of a Physician (Psychiatrist) in a medical center. Psychiatrist will be working mostly in the Primary Care (Patient Aligned Care Team) setting and providing collaborative care to veterans. Primary services will include, but are limited to: performing initial psychiatric evaluations, conducting medication management clinics and providing appropriate treatment and management for general psychiatric problems on a predominantly out patient basis. Conditions requiring ancillary services such as psychological evaluation, substance abuse treatment, psychotherapy for victims of sexual and/or combat-related trauma, and other mental health conditions anticipated to respond to non-pharmacological interventions will be referred to those services within the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) when appropriate. Conditions requiring specialty care will be referred to specialty clinics within the VA heath care system.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Initial Psychiatric Evaluation of veterans to establish diagnosis and management plan, to develop a treatment plan including medication management, ordering of pertinent laboratory and radiology tests, and disposition of these patients.

• Obtain appropriate consultation from specialists/ancillary services and communicate pertinent medical information to other health care providers/institutions.

• Enter all diagnostic and treatment information, and related reports into the computerized patient record system (CPRS) on the day of the visit. Documentation of health care provided, including all physician orders, must satisfy Department of Veteran Affairs and local VAMC policies/procedures, as well as meet external accreditation agency requirements for safe delivery of patient care. The physician must possess computer skills to access the CPRS as utilized by the VAMC. Orientation to CPRS will be provided by the VAMC.

• Prescribe medications for patients according to the established drug formulary at this facility. Variance form the formulary should occur only when clinically indicated and in compliance with the procedures established.

• Perform services within the VA policies and procedures and the regulations of the Medical Staff By-Laws of the VAMC.

• To provide psychiatric consultation to other services at the VAMC and associated community clinics when required.

VAMC Fayetteville promotes a collaborative atmosphere where physicians work with a dedicated team of health care professionals. As one of the largest health care systems in the nation. VA offers physicians a broad range of practice options, including general medicine, primary care and other specialties and subspecialties.

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:



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.

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


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.

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


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

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