The physician serves as a staff psychiatrist in the Mental Health Division (MHD) of the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The psychiatrist's primary duties involve carrying a caseload and providing consultation to other mental health and non-mental health clinical programs. The physician will work in one or more Mental Health programs located in the Portland metropolitan area or in other urban or rural areas in Oregon. Some mental health programs are co-located in VA primary care clinics. Telemedicine approaches may be used to provide clinical care. The physician will supervise residents and fellows, engage in leadership activities, or develop medical services in the inpatient and/or outpatient arenas. The physician is an integral part of patient care, teaching and research activities, which are shared with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU); as such, the physician must qualify for a faculty appointment with OHSU. There will be an expectation that the physician will have strong communication and/or team-building skills. The MHD utilizes an interdisciplinary team model of patient care to deliver biopsychosocial treatment for Veterans, with MHD physicians functioning as core members of these treatment teams.
A physician in the MHD at the VAPORHCS is a licensed, independent provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of behavioral health problems. The physician will be Board Certified (or, Board-Eligible) in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Two vacancies will be located in Portland metropolitan Mental Health Clinics located in Portland, OR, and two vacancies will be located at the Vancouver Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Vancouver, WA.
We have added one vacancy for CBOCs at these locations: Hillsboro, OR; Astoria, OR; and Bend, OR.
This announcement will be used to fill vacancies at all possible locations.
Must possess a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Possessa 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.
Completed a first-year Psychiatry residency (Preferred candidates have, or will have, completed a U.S. General Psychiatry residency).
Proficient in spoken and written English.
Must beboard-certified or board-eligible in Psychiatry.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary, however, there may be some walking, standing , bending, carrying of light items such as papers. books, small parts, or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
You must provide a complete application packagewhich includes:
If currently employed in the Federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50 must indicate proof of status and should identify your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). No "Award" SF-50s. Notify your HR if you do not know how to obtain your latest SF-50 (REQUIRED).
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (REQUIRED). 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 (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) (REQUIRED) and the certification from the Dept. of VA disclosing the service-connected disability(ies) rating (REQUIRED).
If claiming disability under Schedule A, include proof of disability and job readiness certification provided by the following: 1) a statement or letter on a physician's/medical professional's letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a private Vocational Rehabilitation or other counselor that issues or provides disability benefits (REQUIRED).