This position is in the primary outpatient mental health clinic at KCVA. Join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic staff who follow a progressive, team-based model of care. The duties include comprehensive initial psychiatric assessments, medication prescribing, ongoing medication monitoring for continuity of care, referral to other medical and mental health services as appropriate, and being an active team member for impaneled patients. Duties also include rotational coverage on evenings/weekends/holidays for the acute inpatient psychiatry ward and the residential substance abuse treatment program, as well as supervision of graduate medical education psychiatry residents both in the clinic and during rotational call. Facility-level committee participation is also encouraged of all staff psychiatrists. Collateral duties may include cross-coverage for peers in the outpatient mental health clinic and mental health assessments in the emergency room. Each clinic team includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, RN, and administrative clerk. Also available in the clinic are multi-level psychology trainees, neuropsychological testing, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and support from a dedicated outpatient mental health pharmacist. Additional resources available within the broader mental health service line include substance rehabilitation services (both outpatient and residential), compensated work therapy, homeless services, PTSD sub-specialty outpatient services, programs especially designed for Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness, and mental health services integrated within primary care.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 1st shiftwith rotating call. Call will include rotating holidays and weekends. Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (BHIP)
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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification or Eligibility in Psychiatry.
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 position requires no specialized physical requirements. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with others, travel throughout the medical center, and respond and react to a fast paced environment. 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:
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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 1885464.
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.