The physician serves as an Addiction Psychiatrist for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) and, in general, the Mental Health Division (MHD) of the VA Portland Health Care System. The psychiatrist's primary clinical duties involve providing direct patient care within the outpatient substance treatment program, opiate treatment program and general outpatient mental health clinics either in a primary or consultant role. MHD utilizes an interdisciplinary team model with addiction psychiatrists functioning as core members of treatment teams. Additionally, the psychiatrist 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. The incumbent will be expected to provide supervision of academic affiliate addiction psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents and medical students in the direct care of Veterans with complex psychiatric needs including substance use disorders. The psychiatrist will also be expected to contribute to VA's research mission by supporting ongoing research in SATP and facilitating new projects in collaboration with investigators from VA Portland Health Care System and OHSU.
A physician in the Mental Health Division at the VA Portland Health Care System 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 hold primary certification in Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and will additionally be Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry (ABPN) or Addiction Medicine (ABAM).
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 am - 4:30 pm Functional Statement Title/#: Addiction Psychiatrist/#000000
Must possess a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Possess a 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 be board-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. Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.
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 package which includes:?, 1. CV or Resume (REQUIRED). 2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf) (REQUIRED). 3. Occupational Questionnaire (REQUIRED). 4. Copies of all current licenses (SUGGESTED). 5. Copies of medical school transcripts (SUGGESTED).
6. 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). 7. 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). 8. 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).