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Job Title:  Physician (Psychiatry)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  TM-1064-807850-SMC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$200,000.00 to $224,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Friday, February 15, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United StatesView Map
Wausau, WI United StatesView Map
Tomah, WI United StatesView Map
United States Citizens



We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.



Vacancy Identification Number: 807850 


MISSION & VISION: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."    –Abraham Lincoln

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Must pass a pre-employment medical examination
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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The Tomah VA Medical Center is located in an attractive, rural community of 8,000 with a family-oriented, Midwest atmosphere.  While Tomah offers the benefits of small community living, big city life isn’t far away.  La Crosse and Madison, WI are an hour or so away and Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN are a three-hour drive.  The area offers high quality public and parochial schools, a local community hospital and a multitude of recreational activities year-round. 


Outpatient Psychiatrist - The Tomah VA Medical Center, located in Tomah, Wisconsin, is recruiting for a board-certified or board-eligible staff psychiatrist to provide outpatient care at the Tomah, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids clinics in Wisconsin.  Incumbent can choose to sit at either Tomah, Wisconsin Rapids, or Wausau.  Telemental Health will be used as needed to reach Veterans at other sites.  The candidate will be highly skilled in the management of patients' mental health needs, and the evaluation and treatment of a diverse range of mental health disorders. Duties include, but are not limited to, treatment and professional direction of outpatient care. Must be clinically competent to perform examinations, diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, be effective in handling emergencies, patient management and document in patient records.  Must be effective in teaching (patient education and co-workers).  Must be effective in planning, using administrative judgment and should have sound decision making skills. Must be emotionally stable, dependable and adhere to ethical standards. 


Inpatient Psychiatrist –The current program includes an 11-bed acute psychiatry unit, three mental health nursing home units, and a residential treatment program with 45 beds.  The preferred weekday team of medical/psychiatric providers for these units includes two psychiatrists, three physician assistants, and a part-time and full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner.  The specific bed coverage will be determined based on facility need and the interests of the applicant and of colleagues.   Psychiatric consultation may also be provided to non-psychiatric units on occasion.  The candidate must be highly skilled in the management of the full span of psychiatric disorders across the adult lifespan, and must provide clinical leadership to a large multidisciplinary team.  Must be able to perform psychiatric history and mental status examinations, assessment and diagnosis, and provide or direct therapeutic treatments.  This position requires some clinical supervision of mid-level providers.  Interpersonal skills with patients and staff are highly valued.  The candidate must be emotionally stable, dependable and adhere to ethical standards.


If you have qualifying education debt you may be eligible to apply for the federal Education Debt Reduction Program upon permanent appointment, based on availability of funds.


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* U.S. Citizenship.

* 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.  Must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current license.

* Applicant must meet the physical standards established for this position.

* Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(s) and 7407(d).

* Required to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and to be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. 



*Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.



Salary determination is conducted by a compensation panel based on qualification per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2.



APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • 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 for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions, etc.


Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


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APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  The selecting official for this position is not allowed access to your electronic OPF which is why it is required for you to submit a thorough and complete resume to include all of your relevant work information (ie starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked, duties, etc).  The resume you provide through this application process is forwarded to the selecting official.  It is highly recommended that you use the resume builder in USA JOBS as it contains all of the information we need to determine whether or not you are qualified for this position.  Failure to provide a resume and all the documents requested in the announcement may render you not qualified for the position you are applying for.  



1.   To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below).   

2.   The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 15, 2013.

3.   Click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. 

4.   You must upload the required documents before you submit your application.  

5.   Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

NOTE:  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

When submitting your RESUME ONLINE yet unable to upload all other required supporting documents, you may fax supporting documents using the below instructions:


1.   Complete this supporting documents cover sheet for submitting supporting documents using the following Vacancy ID: 807850.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.  Without the cover page, your documents will not be processed.

2.   Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

NOTE:  The supporting documents cover sheet in this section is only for use when you have applied online and need to submit faxed supporting documents.


1.   Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.   Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire.

3.   Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt for your verification.

NOTE:  The 1203FX form is considered a part of your initial application package.  You must submit all six (6) pages of the form.  Please ensure you use the 1203FX form when you are submitting your entire application via fax.  DO NOT use the cover page listed above under the heading section "TO APPLY ONLINE”, USE THE 1203FX as your cover page.

To change or update your application, reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

VHA is an equal opportunity employer


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


·       Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV) or VA 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors.* (ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT)

·       Declaration for Federal Employment,   OF-306 *

·         Your most recent SF-50*  (ALL Current Federal Employees, and Former Federal Employees MUST SUBMIT, if applicable.)

·       Any other documents required  (i.e. DD-214, SF-15, VA Disability Award Letter, etc.  All applicants must review and submit required documentation, as applicable )  


                                                      MUST  INCLUDE


           Responses for Questionnaire*                    View Occupational Questionnaire


NOTICE: Eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligible must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

* INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.


Barbara Martin
Phone: (608)372-3971x61640
Fax: (608)372-1696
Agency Information:
VISN 12 Great Lakes Human Resources
Honey Creek Three
135 S 84th St Room 175
Milwaukee, WI
53214 Fax: (608)372-1696


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to determine eligibility. We will also review your application to ensure that your résumé supports the answers you provided in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers,  you will be rated ineligible for this position.

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