Physician (Psychiatrist), Open Continuous
Department of Veterans Affairs - Cape Girardeau, MO

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 833923

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE ACCPET APPLICATIONS FOR THIS OCCUPATION ON AN ONGOING BASIS; APPLICATIONS WILL BE CERTIFIED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL AS VACANCIES BECOME AVAILABLE. UNLESS THIS OFFICE IS NOTIFIED OTHERWISE, APPLICANTIONS WILL REMAIN ACTIVE FOR VACANCIES UNTIL JANUARY 28, 2014.

DUTY LOCATION:
The duty station may be at our VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) - Cape Girardeau, MO, Farmington, MO, Sikeston, MO, West Plains, MO and Paragould, AR.

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.

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o apply follow instructions under How to Apply and submit all Required Documents.

NOTE:
Education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel 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.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): The applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program subject to availability of EDRP funding.

Be a member of a team providing compassionate health care to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education, and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

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 John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO is seeking full-time, Board Eligible or Certified Psychiatrists.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide treatment to an adult psychiatric population with diverse diagnoses including Major Affective Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD and Substance Related Disorders. Responsible for diagnostic assessment and therapeutic interventions to Veterans who may have PTSD, mood, anxiety, or thought disorders as well as management substance abuse counseling, monitoring clinical response to treatment, adjustment levels of care as necessary and other specialized services as needed. Provide diagnostic assessment/evaluation and a diverse complex range of treatment to Veterans with psychiatric disorders.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE AUTHORIZED***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship

English language proficiency

Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position.

Licensure and Registration (PROVIDE COPY) - current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the district of Columbia. The physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.

Education (PROVIDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPT).

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.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

First-Year Residency (Internship).

Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. 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:

(1) 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

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided 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.

The physician must provide complete credentialing and privileges information in a timely, expeditious way to the VA Network Credentialing Office. Employment is contingent on the ability of the physician to be credentialed by the VA Network Credentialing Office.

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

All individual applying under this announcement must meet the qualifications for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, appendix

G2

. This standard is available in the Human Resources Liaison Office for review. Candidates who meet the appropriate requirements contained in the standard will be considered.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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.

If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions may be used. For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website(s) on the Internet:

http://www.va.gov/pbi

. In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.

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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