Psychiatrist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Sheridan, WY

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 735619

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.

As a VA physician, 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.

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/ .

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

This is an open continuous announcement . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until 31 December 2012. (this vacancy announcement can be canceled at any time by the discretion of the Medical Center Director).

More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcment and they may be filled by full time or part time appointment.

SALARY RANGE: Pay is based upon education and experience and is set by the Physician Professional Standards Board. Three components of pay are base, market and performance pay. Current pay range is $96,539 to $195,000.

TOUR OF DUTY: Primarily will work 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday with shared on-call.

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be negotiable.

MOVING EXPENSES may be negotiable.

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:
Clinical: 95%
• Leader of the multidisciplinary team on inpatient acute psychiatry, SNU, Residential or Domiciliary.

• Compensation and Pension examinations.

• Participation in psychiatric on call rotation.

• Other clinical duties as assigned.

Administrative: 5%
1. Assists the program director or coordinator in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team oftreatment providers.

2. Assist the program director or coordinator in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program.

3. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate serVIces.

4. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timeliness health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients.

5. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes).

6. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director (or designee) and facility Director.

7. Attends regular Mental Health Staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, and complies with Mental Health peer review procedures.

8. Participates in other committee assignments as instructed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Citizen of the United States.

LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: Physicians (Except Residents). 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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

EDUCATION. 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.
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • 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.
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...