Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: September 4, 2020
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:
- Primary responsibilities in outpatient Psychiatric
- 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
- 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
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations. Discriminates
between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate
- May participate in supervision and teaching in support of
medical students and residents in training (must be board certified
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4
- Specific visual requirement, 20/50 one, 20/100 other (glasses
- Hearing (aid permitted)
- Mental and emotional stability
- Ability to hear conversational voice (aid permitted)
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