Psychiatrist (PTSD Program Coordinator)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Hot Springs, SD

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 855305

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?

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT FORT MEADE (STURGIS) OR HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA

EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP): Physicians appointed to Veterans Health Administration may be eligible to apply for benefits under the Education Debt Reduction Program. This program is limited to available funding.

The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota, where we are known for our blue skies, pine forests, rich history, moderate climate and friendly western hospitality. VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with residential rehabilitation treatment program (RRTP) services, extended nursing home care and tertiary psychiatric inpatient care services, for veterans residing in South Dakota and portions of Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Care is delivered through the Fort Meade (near Sturgis) and Hot Springs VA Medical Centers, as well as through a number of community-based outpatient and rural outreach clinics. VA Black Hills is part of VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

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.

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/ .

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship
Must pass pre-employment examination
English Language Proficiency required
Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
Background and-or Security Investigation required

Full, active and unrestricted license DUTIES:
The incumbent serves as the PTSD Program Coordinator for the Black Hills VA Health Care System and is administratively responsible for the PTSD Program at the Hot Springs site and the Outpatient PCT (PTSD Clinical Team) Program at the FT. Meade Site. The Program responsibilities at the two primary sites of VA Black Hills Heath Care System requires weekly travel between those two sites. The Program Coordinator has overall responsibility for clinical programming, development of new treatment approaches, policies, and procedures; administration and staff supervision of the PTSD program. The incumbent manage the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use, including the NEPEC Reports The incumbent may have supervisory responsibilities over other staff assigned to the specialized program area. The incumbent manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day to day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the RRTP (Dom) Chief and Deputy ACOS/MHBS; plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the program. The incumbent reports directly to the Hot Springs RRTP ( Dom) Chief.

The Psychiatrist has specialized knowledge of practice typically related to a particular diagnosis or population. Incumbent should have at least 2 years' experience in an area of PTSD with expertise in PTSD Evidence Based Psycho therapy.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
U.S. Citizenship
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.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or completion of an accredited residency in Psychiatry.
English Language Proficiency--Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

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

REFERENCE: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : This position requires a pre-employment physical.

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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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 . 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...