The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is recruiting for staff psychiatrists to fill vacancies in our Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP).The staff psychiatrist provides clinical services providing direct patient care to scheduled and unscheduled patients and inpatients. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area. Their healthcare and psychiatric problems and needs are complex. They require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Services are provided in a healthcare setting, inpatient, ambulatory, and in the community. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Mastery of theories, principles, and methodologies underlying psychosocial practice.
Knowledge and understanding of developmental growth; dynamics of human behavior, family, and other social systems; and the impact of illness and disability on social functioning.
Ability to communicate with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally dangerous.
Knowledge of VHA directives, handbooks, and information letters; VISN policies and procedures; and facility policy and procedures.
Ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate the interdisciplinary treatment plan, including provision of case management and/or services required in regards to discharge planning.
Assesses at risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan, involving the Veteran and the family/significant other. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high risk diagnoses. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations for agency action.
Develops comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals, objectives and interventions clinical treatment. Makes adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on the changing needs, response to interventions and to improve outcomes.
Participates in the assignment of Veterans to treatment teams and programs. Consults with other specialists in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities. Consults with urgent care, medical and specialty modules at VASNHS.
Provides individual, family and group therapy services in accordance with the needs identified in the assessment/plan. Possesses advanced skills in a variety of treatment modalities.
Has the ultimate responsibility for all entries into the patient's medical record (CPRS), and the timely completion thereof including discharge summaries and reports of examination or explanations.
Prescribes the appropriate psychotropic medications, general management of the patient, and requests for the appropriate consultations with other medical disciplines.
Work Schedule: Various (This position may required to work nights, weekends,holidays and extended shifts as necessary) Candidate will be required to provide on-call duties.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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 Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:The work is sedentary in nature with a great deal of work in an office, working at a computer monitor and keyboard, answering phones, using tele/video monitor, prolonged sitting, and interacting with patients. Some physical exertion is required and includes but not limited to: traveling to various clinical activities, minimal lifting, and walking up and down stairs. Emotional and mental stability are required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure 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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1821943.
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.