Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
01/25/2019 to 12/23/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$215,000 to $264,000 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Salem, VA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mentalhealth care for our nations Veterans! The Department of VeteransAffairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess theenergy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve ourCountry. Your position in the VA will give you a chance to make ameaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly specialand deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans needyou!
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**The Salem VA Medical Center is a teaching institution associatedwith three medical school affiliations. Teaching in supervision isencouraged.
PLEASE NOTE:** Qualified clinical residents, fellows, etc. areencouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How toApply section.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- This position involves outpatient and inpatient duties, withpossible occasional on call responsibilities, mostly from homeand with a PA or resident in-house.
- Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population ofVeterans.
- Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions includingdiagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management,suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall careof patients with psychiatric disorders.
- Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC,CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practiceguidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical recorddocumentation, and mandatory continuing education.
- Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services includingassessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniquesin providing quality care.
- The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader withresponsibilities for coordinating consults and triage ofspecialty clinic referrals.
- Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planningconferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary teammembers that enhances coordination of comprehensive patientcare.
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminatesbetween normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriatetreatment decisions.
- May participate in supervision and teaching in support of thepsychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, andperforms other directly related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full TimeFinancial Disclosure: Not RequiredIncentives: Eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program
Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP):This position is eligible for Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP)based upon the availability of funds. Award amounts is determinedafter review of complete EDRP application and supportingdocumentation. Final approval by the Under Secretary for Health ordesignated official verifies EDRP.
- #### Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job; non-citizensmay only be appointed when it is not possible to recruitqualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis toscreen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if averified positive drug test result is received. Applicants whorefuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process
The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, havecompleted an accredited residency and/or possess experience whichhas qualified the individual to perform general duties and somespecialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staffphysicians may also include attendings who train physician residentsassigned in facilities with residency training programs, andconsultants who are capable of giving authoritative views andopinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resultingfrom a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.The degree must have been obtained from one of the schoolsapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year inwhich the course of study was completed.- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine orsurgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the UnitedStates, or in the District of Columbia.- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved bythe Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited corespecialty training program leading to eligibility for boardcertification.- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience:- Medical License- Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be foundin the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:The physical requirements of this position include occasionallifting; prolonged standing and sitting; frequent bending; walking(distance); climbing; reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive);repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirementsinclude recall; reasoning; problem-solving; hearing; speakingclearly; writing legibly; reading; logical thinking. Theenvironment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes-fast pacerequiring handling of multiple priorities; frequent, sometimesintense customer interactions; and the ability to adapt to frequentchanges in a sometimes-noisy environment. There may be an occasionalneed to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure todisease, illness, and hazardous materials. In Accordance With VADirective and Handbook 5019
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 Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regularsalary increases.Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annualleave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays).Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) andfederal 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).Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, andstudent loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State orterritory.CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paidauthorized absence to attend.Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverageprovided.Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significantrestriction on moonlighting.Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA andVHA Physician's Brochure
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.
Education and length of practice will be considered by aCompensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (BasePay + Market Pay).
This is a random drug testing position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience)will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salaryof the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at anypoint in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork 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, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:
Your resume must include the following information for each joblisted:- Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible)- Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)- Series and Grade, if applicable, for all Federal positions youhave held
Please be aware that your answers will be verified againstinformation provided on your resume. Be sure that your resumeclearly supports your responses to all of the questions byaddressing your work experience in detail. Recommended: Even thoughwe do not require a specific resume format, your resume must beclear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. Toensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the dutiesyou performed under each individual job title. If we are unable tomatch your experiences with the positions held, you may loseconsideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regardingyour qualifications.
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists,Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.This is not required at time of application.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Other (1)- Other (2)- Resume- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action- Transcript
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.
- How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/23/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10403724.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.
Agency contact information
Salem VA Medical Center1970 Roanoke BoulevardSalem, VA 24153US
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522573000. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.