1. Application of accepted protocols to assess individuals for admission presenting acute mental conditions. Assessment may include, but not limited to gathering and documenting psychiatric and medical history, mental status examination and History and Physical(H&P).
2. Diagnostic description or formulation to guide appropriate acute and secondary treatment interventions.
3. Staff psychiatrists are ultimately responsible for all aspects of psychiatric care.
4. Staff psychiatrists will also cover emergency psychiatric services and psychiatric consults in medical units as needed during their tour.
5. Staff psychiatrists are able to perform and teach all of the services required in the practice of psychiatry to psychiatric residents. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who seek training in mental health services (e.g. medical students, psychology and social work interns, physician assistant and nursing students, and nonpsychiatry medical residents).
1. Staff psychiatrists supervise residents and/or Physician extenders in the process of evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric patient.
2.Evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status. A progress note is written in the electronic patient's chart. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident, and attending notes as appropriate.
3.Perform inpatient psychiatry evaluations, responsible for follow up treatment as the team leader including formulation of master treatment plans.
4.May participate in hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through peer review process.
5. May initiate or participate in an ongoing research activity. Faculty appointments to affiliated medical schools are available, as teaching medical students, residents and other disciplines is essential.
6. Job duties may require flexible schedules including 12 hour shifts ie alternating 7 days on with 7 days off.
** May require flexible schedules including 12-hour shifts i.e. alternating 7 days on/7 days off.**
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Physical and mental status of individuals should enable them to perform all their duties under normal and emergent conditions. The applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and without hazard to self or others will encompass consideration of physical, mental, and emotional ability as related to realistic requirements for the duties and responsibilities to be assumed.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.?, For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: