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Psychiatrist

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: March 9, 2019

Job Description:

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. The Mental Health Service provides psychiatric care in outpatient clinical settings and inpatient referrals for the medical and skilled care rehab units. The physician is to be board certified or eligible in general psychiatry practice. The mission of the Mental Health Service Line is to provide Veterans in need of mental health services with high quality clinical treatment, case management, advocacy and coordination of care. He/she will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. The duties of the Psychiatrist include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff psychiatrists are ultimately responsible for all aspects of psychiatric care, to include timely initial evaluation and management of outpatients referred for mental health treatment. He/she will provide consultation and treatment for inpatients with mental health needs. Outpatient/inpatient consultation includes evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, and management of psychiatric illnesses in any care site. This includes ordering diagnostic tests, imaging examinations, or diagnostic procedures.
  • Staff psychiatrists prescribe medications, adhere to Veteran Affairs (VA) policy and are in accordance with the VA formulary.
  • He/she will assume responsibility for psychiatric coverage for Code Orange (suicide prevention) and psychiatric on-call services (during irregular tours of duty).
  • He/she, in addition to providing direct patient care, also provides patient and family education, staff education, and consults and collaborates with other health care providers. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities. 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.
    • Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
      • Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted,
      • OR
      • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
      • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant
      • Licensure and Registration. Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • Residency Training. 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.Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training
      • English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA HANDBOOK 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Preferred Experience/Qualifications: PLEASE 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: 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: .

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