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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Your position in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical residents, fellows, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

    Major duties and responsibilities include:

    • This position involves outpatient duties only, except for possible occasional on call responsibilities, mostly from home and with a PA or resident in-house.
    • Work may be either located at the Wytheville community outpatient clinic or doing telemental health predominantly to this clinic, while being stationed at the Salem VAMC in Salem, Virginia.
    • Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population of Veterans.
    • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
    • Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPPA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
    • Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.
    • The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals.
    • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
    • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
    • May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Full Time
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    Incentives: Eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program

    Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP):
    This position is eligible for Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) based upon the availability of funds. Award amounts is determined after review of complete EDRP application and supporting documentation. Final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official verifies EDRP.


    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522573000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.