Physician (Psychiatrist) - VM-0602
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VQ-MD-13-27-QAL-784084-MHC
SALARY RANGE: $0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, November 08, 2012 to Wednesday, May 08, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: VM-0602-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies in the following location:
Fargo, ND United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 784084
Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
This is an open continous announcement with an initial cut-off date of November 23, 2012. Subsequent cut-off dates will be set as vacancies occur.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
•US citizenship and English language proficiency
•Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry
•Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine
•Physical standards - Must pass pre-employment examination
•Random drug testing
This position will provide consultation services to all primary care teams to address a wide range of psychiatric care. Work closely with primary care providers to enhance the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with psychiatric needs. Perform a systematic, planned treatment that uses evidence based and pharmacological interventions and has, as its goals, the improvement of interpersonal functioning, changes in maladaptive behavior patterns, reduction in psychotic symptoms and the alleviation of psychic pain. This will be done in face-to-face encounters or via Telemental health. An on-call rotation with other Psychiatrists covering Inpatient services will also be included. Some travel may be required. Telework is not authorized for this position.
Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Extended hours and weekends as needed.
Recruitment or relocation incentives have been authorized.
Applicant selected for this position will be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. If funds are available and specific qualifications are met, the applicant may be awarded up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.
•U.S. citizenship. Department of Veterans Affairs is not permitted to hire non-US citizens when there are qualified US citizens available. Non-citizens will be considered if US citizens are unavailable. For this reason CVs must clearly identify citizenship/immigration status.
•English language proficiency
•Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
•Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA Educational requirements.
•Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry
•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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required. First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed OR Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.
Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If 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.
Veteran's 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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% oy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, ty, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described below in the "Required Documents" section. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application return to your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
If you cannot apply online:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire2.Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and,
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1.Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 784084
2.Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
2.CV or Resume. Please note: Department of Veterans Affairs is not permitted to hire non-US citizens when there are qualified US citizens available. Non-citizens will be considered if US citizens are unavailable. For this reason CVs must clearly identify citizenship/immigration status.
3.VA Form 10- 2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists - Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf
4.Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
5.Unofficial transcript(s) (official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired)
6.Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment - Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
7.Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
8.If currently employed by the Federal government, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Quincy A. Lofberg
VHA Fargo HCS
2101 N Elm Street
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via US postal service within 2-4 weeks. Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Wednesday, May 08, 2013.
2101 Elm St N
Fargo ND 58102