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Physician (Psychiatrist)


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    Summary
    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?

    How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion and commitment to serve those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in the VA will give you the chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people- our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art
    technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in
    areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty
    outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area
    (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

    The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY;
    Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent serves as a psychiatrist and is assigned to the Mental Health Service at VAMC Memphis.
    • Incumbent provides comprehensive experience in clinical services to Veterans and their families.
    • The incumbent will perform general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a mutli-disciplinary setting composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, physician extenders and a variety of rehabilitation/recovery therapists.
    • The incumbent will work closely with his/her colleagues to provide comprehensive, state -of-the-art mental health care.
    • The incumbent shall work under the direction of the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
    • Incumbent provides clinical services in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Mental Health, Outpatient Clinic, and/or other areas as based upon need and reports administratively to the Section Chief of Psychiatry.
    Working Hours: Negotiable to support the Department of Veterans Affairs mission to provide the best care possible at hours convenient to our Veteran population. On call is required after 4:30pm and on weekends and holidays in rotation with other attending psychiatrists. Most call is provided as back-up to University of Tennessee psychiatry residents.

    Location of Position: Mental Health Service

    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

  • Job family (Series)
    0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • License
  • Resume
  • Transcript

    VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. required at time of
    application. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • License
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
    Transcript

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole
    Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service
    (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit
    documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of
    impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible
    Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is
    required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Qualifications
    Qualifications

    U.S. Citizenship: (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A,
    paragraph 3g, this part.) English language proficiency

    Educational requirements: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic 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:For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
    First-Year Residency (Internship)- completed a first- year residency or its equivalent
    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: 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 other residencies of their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have found 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.
  • Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the
    degree was granted or
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American
    Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign
    Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate,
    if claimed by the applicant.

    Licensure and Registration: Physicians must possess a 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.

    Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to
    satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

    Physical Standards: - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be
    required.

    Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
    1) Those approved by accrediting bodies for graduate medical education , the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
    2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

    English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407 (d).

    References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G2 (Physician Qualification Standards)
    Education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Education
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You 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. I f 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.

    Additional information

    Other Information
    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
    Policy.
    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
    An excepted appointment authority.
    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Office of Equal Opportunity

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.
    A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
    • When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete For a job;
    • When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or To gain access to the workplace; And
    • When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, trainings, office-sponsored events).


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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic requirements for this position have been met, Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
    In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make any assumptions regarding your experience.
    NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and
    salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
    AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps
    build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Applicable

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • License
  • Resume
  • Transcript

    VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. required at time of
    application. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • License
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
    Transcript

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole
    Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service
    (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit
    documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of
    impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible
    Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is
    required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    How To Apply
    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the
    documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on
    09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA
    JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link
    and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several
    hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be
    incomplete.

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    Agency contact information HR Staffing

    Phone
    9015238990 X5928
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Memphis VA Medical Center
    1030 Jefferson Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104
    US

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    Next steps

    Next steps
    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including
    all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements
    are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information
    regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484420900 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
08/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Memphis, TN, US