The VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA., is looking for a full-time academically oriented Psychiatrist to work in our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. The psychiatrist will with an interdisciplinary team of Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and several other allied mental health professionals. The Veteran population is diverse with many mental health related issues and medical co-morbidities. One of the primary functions will be assignment to a PTSD Clinical Team (PCT).
The VACCHCS is a core training site for the University of California San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Residency Program. With a faculty appointment, opportunities for resident supervision, teaching, and clinical research will be available. This position also has an academic appointment with University of California San Francisco UCSF. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and woman, for persons with disabilities, and for covered Veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.
Preferred Experience: Experience as an Adult Generalist Psychiatrist
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (on-call on a rotating basis).
Scope of Practice/#: Psychiatrist - Outpatient Mental Health Clinic/000000
Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States (noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
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.
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 one year of postgraduate education.
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.
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 WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your application/CV does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005, PART II, APPENDIX G2, dated: April 15, 2002.
Physical Requirements: Lifting up to 10 lbs; Sitting (up to 4 hours); Standing and walking (up to 2 hours); Bending/stooping (up to 1 hour); Twisting (1/2 hours); Simple grasping (up to 4 hours); Fine manipulation (up to 6 hours); Reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour).
All Applicants: CV or Resume (required)
All Applicants: Responses to the occupational questionnaire (completed during online application) (required)
Copies of unofficial college transcripts (official college transcripts will be required for employment if using to qualify)
Copies of all applicable licensures and certifications required for the position (if applicable)
If prior military:Includeyour DD-214(s) or proof of service (required, if claiming Veterans' preference). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.If required,include a copy of your Disabled Veteran Civil Service Preference (AB4) letter, which can be generated here: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/
Federal Employees: SF-50(s), "Notification of Personnel Action", you must submit your most recent non-award SF-50 (Must reflect grade/step equivalent to, greater than, or one grade lower than the position applied to, tenure and title. Federal employees are able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF portal: https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/ (required, if Federal employee)
Any other documents you identify as necessary on this checklist (for reference only):(http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc) Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/FaxOptions.doc). The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is: 1917625.
Note:If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Note: Allow 48 hours after documents have been faxed for the system to update the application status.