The Psychiatrist will be a member of the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center PsychiatricTeam.
*US citizens and board certified with a full unrestricted medical license and would provide services to veteran patients.
*The target patient population will include those veterans who have a high use of VA psychiatric inpatient resources or who have severe functional impairment or are inadequately served by conventional treatments, as well as veterans who are frequent users of emergency or crisis services; and who have a diagnosis of serious mental illness with or without secondary substance abuse.
*TVAMC services central and northern Alabama veterans with 73 psychiatric beds, integrated PTSD/addictions intensive outpatient programs, comprehensive outpatient services and co-occurring disorders with other serious mental illness.
*Graduating psychiatry residents and board eligible psychiatrists may also apply.
*Fellowships or certification in addiction psychiatry or geriatrics are desired but not essential.
The ideal candidate should possess:
* Administrative and clinical experience
* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
* Proven leadership skills
* Embraces and initiates new clinical programs and technologies
* Effective management and operations experience
* Board certification
* Have a vision for the future
* Advocate for clinical research
* Interest in the pursuit of excellence
Degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or an equivalent degree.
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 a residency or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in written and spoken English
Must meet physical standards of the position described in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.
This is a drug testing designated position. Employees in drug testing designated positions will be subject to random drug testing.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work 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, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
No special physical demands are required for this position. Employee frequently carry light items such paper files, records, etc. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may required periods of standing. Must pass pre-employment examination. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
References : VA Handbook 5005/, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard, dated April 2002.
Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must be citizens of the United States
New appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law
Newly employed federal employees may be subject to a two year probationary period.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
To be considered for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package with the following required documents:
5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).