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Physician (Psychiatrist)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Job Description:

This announcement is for two Staff Psychiatrists located in Fayetteville, Arkansas; one Staff Psychiatrist located in Springfield, Missouri; and one Staff Psychiatrist located in Branson, Missouri.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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Primary responsibilities in outpatient Psychiatric Services.
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.
  • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
  • Modalities for patient care include face-to-face, tele-video, and phone calls as clinically appropriate. Provider must be able to incorporate alternative encounter modalities into clinic.
  • Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
  • Maintains appropriate licensing and board certifications as applicable.
  • Participates effectively in team meetings, and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care.
  • Functioning as part of a psychiatric care team working with other physicians, PA's, APN's, nurses and/or other support staff. Works as collaborating physician with PA's and APN's as necessary.
  • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
  • May participate in supervision and teaching in support of medical students and residents in training (must be board certified in Psychiatry).
  • May be asked to perform on call duties depending on practice location, and other duties as assigned.


    Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday; on call duties as required.

    Call Schedule: Depending on location, may be required to take call every 6-8 weeks, as required by service. 1:1 post call days provided for any weekends/holidays.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants 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 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 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.
    • Current Basic Life Support Certification.


      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 usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials. Additionally:


      • Moderate Lifting, 15 - 44 pounds
      • Light carrying, under 15 pounds
      • Use of fingers
      • Both hands required
      • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
      • Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4
      • Specific visual requirement, 20/50 one, 20/100 other (glasses permitted)
      • Hearing (aid permitted)
      • Mental and emotional stability
      • Ability to hear conversational voice (aid permitted)

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Springfield , Physician (Psychiatrist), Healthcare , Springfield, Missouri

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