Physician - Psychiatrist

Employer
Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location
Montgomery County, AL
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Closes
Apr 09, 2021
Ref
2098357579
Profession
Physician
Specialty
Medical Management

Preparing for a Career Break

Overview
Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates12/21/2020 to 04/30/2021
Service

Excepted

Pay scale & grade

VM 15

Salary
$200,000 to $282,480 per yearEducation and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)
Appointment type

Multiple Appointment Types - Permanent and Temporary Appointments may be available

Work schedule

Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part-Time and/or Intermittent schedules may be available
Duties SummaryThis announcement has been extended. Applicants may update their application through the closing date.
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19 operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 28, 2020 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than April 30, 2021.Responsibilities
The Psychiatrist will serve in support of COVID-19 operations and may be permanently or temporarily appointed on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule. Major duties include but are not limited to:
Primary provider of psychiatric care for designated patients;Provide psychiatric examination and treatment and coordination of medical care with patient's Primary Care Provider;Responsible for emergent and/or triage functions for walk-in patients;Coordinating consultations and referrals of patients to other medical and/or Mental Health services;Coordinating preventive health care needs according to established guidelines and sound psychiatric practice; andReviewing of patient care and treatment decisions.Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary ($200,000-$282,480) range estimate for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment.Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such an Incentive is not guaranteed.Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation assistance: Not AvailableFinancial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86 days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10 paid Federal holidays per year.Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory and you can practice anywhere in VHA.CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
Travel RequiredNot required
Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None
Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Designated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.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.Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Note: For foreign medical graduates not covered in above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate .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.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.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.Preferred Experience: Board certification in Psychiatry.Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking, 2 hours; Standing, 2 hours; Work closely with others; and Work alone.
Education
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. NOTE: This applies to the past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC)") Contact: VHANationalRecruitmentCenter@va.gov if interested in being considered as a Health Professional Trainee.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: .
Additional informationVA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Other
Drug test required
Yes
Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/FitnessThis job is open to
The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Students

Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Clarification from the agency
U.S. Citizens; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
(VA Health Professional Trainees [HPT] are also eligible for consideration. For more information - see Education Section of Announcement)