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Job Title:Staff Physician (Chief of Psychiatry)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:MD-583-13-912306TH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$120,000.00 to $235,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans"

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MD-583-13-912306TH

VACANCY ID: 912306

POSITION TITLE: Staff Physician (Chief of Psychiatry) VM-0602-00/00

 

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Relocation Expenses (PCS): Relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.


The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to
http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp .

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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NOTE: This position is open under multiple disciplines - Staff Physician,Staff Nurse, Psychologist and Social Worker.

 

NOTE:  Tour of duty for this position is  - Monday - Friday working 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  

NOTE:  Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of Chief of Psychiatry may include, but are not limited to:

 

The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the overall day to day functions in Mental Health. They will determine goals,priorities and direction for the Service and clinical operations and will be responsible for assigning duties to staff within Psychiatry Service. The incumbent will conduct regular meetings to keep staff abreast of all clinical business, policies, procedures, goals, priorities and directions. Working with the Psychiatry Service Administrative Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the development of position descriptions and competencies for the direct report staff, along with the development and completion of performance standards and appraisals. The incumbent will address grievances,apply disciplinary policies and nominate incentive awards in all matters concerning Psychiatry Service staff members.

 

·         The Chief of Psychiatry is responsible for the clinical operations and administrative functions of the inpatient psychiatry unit and outpatient programs and is responsible for the overall day to day functions in Mental Health.

 

·          The Chief of Psychiatry directly supervises the clinical Section Chiefs, in addition to staff in the Office of the Chief. The incumbent is responsible for all Psychiatry Service staff.

 

·         The incumbent is responsible for participation the promotion and oversight of appropriate performance improvement and systems redesign activities and advancing the principles of access and timeliness of care.

 

·          Responsibility for meeting all clinical performance measures and monitors relating to Psychiatry Service and assisting the medical center when possible in meeting all others.

 

·          Collaborate with Medical Center leadership in identifying strategic opportunities and initiatives.

 

·            Serveas the primary liaison for common interests between the VA and Indiana University School of Medicine, and specifically the Department of Psychiatry and its Subspecialty Divisions.

 

·        The Chief of Psychiatry is expected to have sufficient expertise and experience to function independently except on very unusual occasions, and is anticipated primarily serve as a supervisor to others.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS:

·          U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

·          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 be board certified or eligible.

 

  Preferred Experience  

1. Board certification in Psychiatry

2. Background in Psychiatry/Mental Health.

3. Experience with academic medical practice in a teaching hospital.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc  


FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  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 specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 3 hour); Pushing (3 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Hearing (aid permitted).


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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  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.

 

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. 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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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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  http://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp .



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ) to see the status of your application after applying, 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 Questionnaire.

2.      Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .

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.

4.      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: 912306.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

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

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.     CV or Resume.

2.     VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required).

3.      If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214  or proof of service (required).   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).

4.      If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tasha D. Henderson
Phone: (317)988-2346
Email: TASHA.HENDERSON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Indianapolis VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Richard L Roudebush VAMC HRMS
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
Indianapolis, IN
46202

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

MD-583-13-912306TH

Control Number:

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