The incumbent serves as a psychiatrist and is assigned to the Mental Health Service at VA Medical Center (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 multi-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. As many of these patients suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, experience and competence in treating this type of condition is desirable. 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.
Note: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the appointment eligibility and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Current permanent employees of the Memphis VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.
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, Memphis TN
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement. The first cut off date for this announcement is April 30, 2017. All eligible applicants that apply before this date will be referred to the selection manager. Any applicants that apply after this cut off date will bereviewed and sent to selecting officialupon the request.
- U.S. citizenship
- English language proficiency
- Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
- Licensure and Registration - Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA Educational requirements.
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry
- 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: 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, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. 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 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.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume. Resumes must include the following information: (1) Announcement number, title of position, and grade levels that you are applying for; (2) Full name, mailing address, home and work telephone numbers;(3) Country of Citizenship; (4) Education and training; (5) Work experience - include name and address of employer, job title and detailed description of duties, beginning and ending months and years for each job, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and telephone number.
2. VA Form 10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)
3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
4. Copy of Current Certification, Licensure, or Registration
5. Responses to Occupational Questionnaire
6. Copy of college transcript. If selected, official transcripts are required.
7. Performance appraisals - Submit most recent from VA, other Federal or private sector employment.
8. Veterans who are outside of the VA Medical Center must submit a DD-214 documenting all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.), more than one DD-214 may be needed to show your total military service; and an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (SF-15) form and required documentation, if you are claiming 10-point veteran preference. (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
9. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) Required only from current or former Federal employees. Submit most recent action showing highest grade/step held. Former Federal employees should submit a copy of their separation personnel action. (required)