This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of critical
hiring shortages in the VA. The initial cut-off date for referral
of eligible applications will be June 7, 2021 and applicants will
be referred on an 'as needed' basis.
NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but
no later than August 23, 2021.
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The Psychiatrist position will be assigned to interested
facilities throughout VHA and may be permanently or temporarily
(not to exceed 1-year) appointed on an intermittent, part-time, or
full-time schedule in support of the VA facilities across the
Nation. Duties include but may not be limited to:
- Primary provider of psychiatric care for designated
- Provide psychiatric examination and treatment and coordination
of medical care with patient's Primary Care Provider;
- Responsible for emergent and/or triage functions for walk-in
- Coordinating consultations and referrals of patients to other
medical and/or Mental Health services;
- Coordinating preventive health care needs according to
established guidelines and sound psychiatric practice; and
- Reviewing of patient care and treatment decisions.
Work Schedule: : A variety of work schedules are available; Work
schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected
to work rotating weekends and holidays.
Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a
Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary
will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate
depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular
Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86
days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10
paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
territory and you can practice anywhere in VHA.
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only: Applicants pending
the completion of educational or certification/licensure
requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not
be hired until all requirements are met. NOTE: This applies to the
past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT)
only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one
or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research
training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or
receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be
either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC).
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree
resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic
medicine. Schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which
the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine
approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of
the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the
degree was granted.
- License: 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.
- Residency: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent,
approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Language Requirement: Proficiency in spoken and written
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be
found in the local Human Resources Office.
Preferred Experience: Board certification in Psychiatry.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light
carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking, 2 hours;
Standing, 2 hours; Work closely with others; and Work alone.
VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) applicants pending the
completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements
may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until
all requirements are met.
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was
granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American
Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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