The Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program is responsible for the provision of Mental Health treatment and services for veterans enrolled in all of the various components of the program, such as the Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Treatment, and Mental Health (MHICM).
This position is located in the General Mental Health Clinic which is an outpatient clinic.
Performs clinical work describing human behavior, determining the reasons for that behavior and predicting and/or
modifying the behavior.
Performs psychiatric evaluations, and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness.
Prescribes medications as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses.
Promotes, supervises, and/or performs psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions. Uses therapeutic techniques.
Based on data gathered through assessments, plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients.
Recommends appropriate therapy based on precedent and standards of the profession.
Therapy recommended is appropriate for the diagnosis involved and is considered among the most effective for the common condition involved.
Develops a comprehensive treatment plan for a wide range of abnormal behaviors.
Treatment includes adjusting therapy for the differential diagnosis of functional or organic disorders.
Prepares and presents a formal treatment plan to the multi-disciplinary team.
Develops comprehensive treatment plans specific to the patient. The patients assigned often have multiple complicating factors (i.e., physical disabilities, lack of support or resources) or other external or environment considerations that complicate treatment.
Oversees other professionals and/or works as a key team member providing comprehensive psychiatric and medical care for a group of individuals.
Promotes a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment staff.
Conducts psychotherapy in difficult, multifaceted cases.
Oversees the treatment performed by medical students and psychiatry residents and instructs them in the typical patterns of progression of mental illnesses during treatment.
Identifies characteristics of progress and adjustments to treatment that are typical in certain circumstances.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30pm (may be required to work evenings and weekends)
Functional Statement Title/#: Mental Health Care Line Physician - Psychiatrist
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:?, Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *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 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). 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 1992242.
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.