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Job Title:Psychiatrist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-538-13-DL-972680

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$97,897.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 04, 2013 to Monday, April 7, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Chillicothe, OH View Map
Marietta, OH View Map
Portsmouth, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Chillicothe, Ohio is is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance of historical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. Strong schools and affordable housing make Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

OUR MISSION: 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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Our professionals find it easy to sustain a work/life balance with competitive salaries, attractive benefits packages, and generous paid time off. Most enjoy a Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with little to no Call expectations. Paid time off is generous with 26 days of paid annual leave, 13 days of paid sick leave each year and 10 paid federal holidays. Opportunities also exist for those interested in mentoring and teaching future care givers through affiliations with several local medical schools, including the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio State University.

As a VA professional, 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.

NOTE: 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.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Note: If you have previously applied under this announcement VHA-538-13-DL-758664, you will have to re-apply again.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

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.

Additional information:

·         Competitive salary and benefits are offered.

·         RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED.

·         Moving expenses (PCS) not authorize.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Current Full Unrestricted License, Registration and/or Certification
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Must pass a Pre-employment physical
  • Must pass a Background and/or Security Investigation
  • This is Bargaining Unit position.

DUTIES:

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This vacancy will be open until all positions are filled. Applications will be pulled and applicants qualified on a on-going basis and referred to selecting official. Applicants will be notified at the time of referral.

 

This position is actively being recruited, to discuss further please contact Eric Cepek,  Healthcare Recruiter at:

Cell Phone:  740-466-4613

E-mail: eric.cepek@va.gov

 

SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRISTS

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center is recruiting physicians to fill the following vacancies in our Mental Health Care Line:

 

Inpatient Acute Psychiatry – two full-time positions are currently available that will provide Monday through Friday coverage on a 28-bed unit located at the parent facility. Additional duties for these positions include rotating assignments as Psychiatric Officer of the Day and emergency call roster coverage.

 

Substance Abuse Treatment Program – one full-time position exists that will provide weekday oversight of and provide care to Veterans enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Though not required, physicians with a background in addiction medicine are encouraged to apply. Additional duties for this position include provision of care to residents of the facility’s Domiciliary, and rotating assignments as Psychiatric Officer of the Day and emergency call roster coverage.

 

Outpatient Mental Health – one full-time position is available to provide weekday outpatient Mental Health services, in both individual and group settings, to our Veterans.  Care will be provided in face-to-face clinics or via telehealth, as this position may be based at the Chillicothe facility or one of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics.  Interested individuals should contact Eric Cepek, Health Care Recruiter, at (740) 466-4613, for additional information on available locations.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

Education. 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:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration

(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

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 completed. 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:

(1) 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

(2) 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.

Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, 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).

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

References : VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm. ]

 

 


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.

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/why-choose-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 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: 972680.  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 Monday, March 31, 2014



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. CV or Resume to include NPI (National Provider Identifier) number to be used for billing purposes.

2. Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

3. OF-306 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (Signature required)

4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows grade, step and tenure. (required). Do not submit a Performance Award Personnel Action (SF-50). If you do you will be disqualified.

5. If currently employed in the federal government, include latest performance appraisal. (required)

6. If you are qualifying on prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. 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).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
Email: MONICA.HOLLON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH
45601
USA

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:

VHA-538-13-DL-972680

Control Number:

352892200