Physician (Psychiatrist), VM-0602, Behavioral Health Unit
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Great Falls, MT

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 556590

Physician (Psychiatrist), VM-0602, Behavioral Health Unit, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, VA Montana Health Care System

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

An excellent employee benefit package is offered that includes health, life and long term care insurance, and the Federal Employee Retirement System. Generous vacation and sick leave packages.

POSITION : Physician (Psychiatrist), VM-0602, Behavioral Health Unit.This position is located in Behavioral Health Service at the VA Montana Health Care System. Duty location is preferably the Great Falls Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Great Falls, MT but is negotiable and will be determined after selection. Hours of work: Monday - Friday. Salary will be determined by a Compensation Panel and will be based on education and experience. Preferable completion of an approved psychiatric residency with Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION : All applicants who meet qualification requirements.

Recruitment incentive, relocation incentive, or Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Unless this office is notified otherwise, applications will remain on file and in consideration for open positions until December 31, 2013.

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:
Seeking a full-time board certified Psychiatrist for adult outpatient treatment with urgent care/walk-in service. This physician will be an independent care provider, highly skilled in the management of patients’ behavioral health needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment of PTSD and Addictive Disorders. She/he will carry an outpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities; coordinate patient care between Behavioral Health and Primary Care; provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations that includes mental status exams on assigned patients; completes suicide risk assessment; completes initial assessments with formulated diagnosis. The physician will develop and present treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team. In addition to initial assessments, the practitioner will as well provide ongoing psychiatric follow up care. The physician will provide services face to face or through telehealth. Orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consults, referrals, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated; and maintains effective and up to date documentation of patient encounters. Prefer candidates with excellent interpersonal and clinical skills for providing primary mental health care to veteran patients.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. 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:

(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.

c. 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

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:

(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.

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 .

Intermittent employees are not eligible for benefits.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

Pre-employment Drug Testing may be required prior to appointment to this position. Pre-employment physical is required prior to appointment to this position. All new employees are subject to a character and background investigation.

All qualified employees will receive consideration for promotion without regard to political, religious or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying physical handicap or age. In the event of unanticipated vacancy(s) in the same position and location as this vacancy occurs within ninety (90) days of the selection, additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Recruitment incentive, relocation incentive, or Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need (a reasonable) accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting (reasonable) accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you have question regarding reasonable accommodation please call our Human Resources Office at (406) 447-7933.

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.

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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...