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PHYSICIAN - PSYCHIATRIST


A psychiatrist participates in goal-setting and treatment service planning discussions; serves on or chairs task groups or administrative committees of the service or Medical Center at the direction or approval of the Chief, Mental Health Service or designee. A psychiatrist participates in professional peer review of his/her own work and that of other staff; maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and skills by involvement in appropriate continuing education activities, and participates in at least one of the following at the direction or approval of the Chief, Mental Health Service or designee.
The incumbent has full professional responsibility for determining patients' needs for mental health services, specialized evaluation procedures, diagnostic procedures, individual, group, and specialized proficiencies and techniques. The incumbent personally performs or refers, when appropriate, candidates to individual and group psychotherapy. Having determined the level of mental health intervention needed, the incumbent provides the indicated therapeutic, diagnostic or evaluative intervention, unless such an intervention requires specialized professional expertise for which the incumbent is not privileged to practice in this Medical Center. In such instances, the incumbent will refer such candidates to another psychiatrist or therapist who is so privileged.
As a professional staff member of Mental Health Service, The incumbent participates in goal-setting and treatment service planning discussions; serves on or chairs task groups or administrative committees of the service or Medical Center at the direction or approval of the Chief, Mental Health Service; participates in professional peer review of his/her own work and that of other staff; maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and skills by involvement in appropriate continuing education activities, and participates in the following at the direction or approval of the Chief, Mental Health Service:
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Qualified candidates may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive
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.
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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.


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