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Job Title:Physician (Psychiatry)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-648

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$110,000.00 to $210,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, November 12, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Stewart, GA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

A recruitment or relocation bonus will be authorized.

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

Performs on-call responsibilities as a general staff psychiatrist.

May require working nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Board eligibility or board certification in general psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

Duty location: You will be working in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Ft. Stewart, GA

Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
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    • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation
    • Moving expenses will be paid.


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    You will serve as primary psychiatric provider for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or sequelae and those with conditions related to Combat Operational Stress Reaction (COSR). The majority of the work is performed as treatment to the mild to moderate TBI population.  You will perform routine general outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services, to include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents as well as adults.  You will provide medical consultation, medical support, and supervision as directed to other physicians and other mental health providers at Winn Army Community Hospital and Fort Stewart MEDDAC.

    You will serve as Outpatient Psychiatrist at WRC, Winn Army Community Hospital. You will assess community, hospital, and patient population needs, mission requirements, and service resources to plan, implement, and provide a wide array of cost-effective inpatient interventions and care, to include inpatient adolescents as well as adults.  You will direct and supervise clinical activities of all other providers assigned to the Mental Health Unit, to include daily rounds, interdisciplinary planning conferences, treatment team and administrative meetings, and cases involving command interest or contention within the treatment team while on call.

    You will provide routine and emergency intakes and extended evaluations in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic for a variety of adolescent and adult emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders.  Also, you will perform emergency intakes and crisis intervention in selected child cases.  You will perform physical and neurological evaluation pertinent to the assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorder, and requests appropriate laboratory, EKG, imaging, and psychological evaluations.

    You will provide appropriate referrals to other medical and mental health care providers in and outside of Ft Stewart MEDDAC.  You will provide any and all general psychiatric services for all age groups as directed by clinic needs.  You will prepare and maintain convenience file, outpatient medical record, and inpatient medical record documentation in accordance with service and hospital SOPs.  You will prepare case summaries and other correspondence in a timely and effective fashion.


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    Minimum Qualifications:•  Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).] 
    •  Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.
    •  Licensure/Certification: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States 
    •  Specialized Experience: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess 5 years of specialized experience to include internship/residency training in the specialty of Psychiatry. This required experience/training will include such skills as, but not limited to, performing inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care of adolescent and adults with emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders.  Must have experience working with a variety of treatment modalities, including but not limited to, pharmacotherapy; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy; and parental guidance.  At least one year of this experience must have been at the next lower level, which would involve independent treatment of complex cases requiring advanced skills.


    Other Requirements:
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    • Personnel security investigation required.
    • A medical examination is required.
    • Immunization screening is required.
    • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
    • This position requires a Background Check.
    • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
    • Must provide documents for credentialing for health care positions.
    • All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • You must include the announcement number on your application.
    • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
    • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.


    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
    ·  Comprehensive health and life insurance
    ·  Competitive salaries
    ·  Generous retirement programs
    ·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    ·  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    ·  Paid employment related training and education
    ·  Possible student loan repayment
    ·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    ·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.



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    To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website. PLEASE NOTE: if applying online, the complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299

    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, Social Security Number, and Geographic Location Preferences. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification 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. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:  Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Tricia A. Whipple-Despeghel
    Phone: (309)782-4791
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    To check the status of your application, please visit

    Applicants whose application packages are received by the cut-off date of November 18, 2012 will be considered first. Applicants whose application packages are received after the cut-off date and prior to the closing date will only be considered if the supply of candidates is exhausted and/or there are additional vacancies to fill.

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