Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Glen Burnie
Posted on: July 1, 2020
As a Staff Psychiatrist you will perform psychiatric evaluations
for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment
combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues
such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support
network. Areas which assigned and has clinical privileges to
practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD,
substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in outpatient
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position
is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a
student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program,
you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in
accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application within
four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000)
and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA
Education Loan Repayment Services office.
IMPORTANT: A transcript will be required after selection. Must
clearly show it is an official copy. Material downloaded from the
registrar's office or students account is NOT an acceptable form of
education verification. A copy of the diploma is NOT acceptable
form of education verification. Anything with the word unofficial
is NOT an acceptable form of education verification.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For
further information, visit:
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HIRING PATH CLARIFICATION, REQUIREMENTS SECTION, AND REQUIRED
NOTE: Both locations are geographically close to each other.
Physicians hired should expect to cover either or both, depending
upon clinical need.
PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
- Provide 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.
- Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment
planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team
members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates
between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate
- 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: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Staff
psychiatrists have periodic weekday overnight (phone) and weekend
inpatient rounding plus overnight (phone) coverage
responsibilities. Compensation for this is included in salary.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the
completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements
may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until
all requirements are met.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year
in which the course of study was completed.
- Licensure: 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.
- Residency: Completion of residency training, or its equivalent,
approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and
written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light Carrying
(under 15 lbs); Pushing (2 hour); Use of fingers; Walking (2
hours); Standing (1 hour); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to
Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to
20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear Speech.
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