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Physician - Psychiatrist (Multiple Mental Health Specialties)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Job Description:

This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received and this announcement may close without advanced notice.

The psychiatrists on staff work in a variety of settings which include outpatient, inpatient, consultation-liaison, emergency department, community living center, residential rehabilitation, addiction (including buprenorphine clinic) and mental health intensive case management team. The ideal candidate will be board certified or board-eligible within 2 years of residency graduation. Typical duties include performing psychiatric assessments and aftercare visits utilizing pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The psychiatrist would participate in a multidisciplinary setting for the development of treatment plans and case supervision. The treated conditions can include, among other things, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, neurocognitive disorders and substance use disorders. Clinical supervision of resident psychiatrists and nurse practitioners is expected. The psychiatrist will be expected to develop proficiency in the use of telehealth equipment for the provision of psychiatric care at a distance. Training is provided. Additional assigned administrative duties, such as participation in committees, is likely.

The psychiatrist will be eligible, if desired, for clinical appointment to the Department of Psychiatry at the affiliated Quillen College of Medicine. The option to become involved in medical student and resident psychiatrist didactics is available .

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week 07:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The psychiatrist will be part of the psychiatry department's call system, providing telephone based supervision to on-call resident psychiatrists approximately three weekday nights or one weekend day per month. Altered tours for weekend call are routine. Holiday calls typically exclude any other call that month and are associated with in lieu days off.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

The VA's Education Debt Reduction Program may be available to qualified candidates. EDRP can help reduce up to $120,000 of qualifying medical education debt. Please contact the local HR Office and ask to speak with the EDRP Coordinator for more information. Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a residency training program: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board certification/eligibility in Psychiatry.

    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: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Johnson City , Physician - Psychiatrist (Multiple Mental Health Specialties), Healthcare , Johnson City, Tennessee

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