Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
A selected applicant for this position may be eligible to apply for
an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP) provided the applicant has qualifying loans and
subject to the availability of funds.
This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to
fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring
manager as they are received and this announcement may close
without advanced notice.
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:
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest, most
technologically advanced health care system in the United States.
We've grown from 54 domestic hospitals in 1930, to over 1,200 VA
health care facilities across the U.S., its territories and
possessions, and the Philippines. We strive to provide a
professional, supportive environment where our patients - and you -
We are offering promising roles in several different areas which
will include, but may not be limited to, the following:
(specialties will vary depending on local need):
- Adult Psychiatry
- Women's Health
- Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT)
- Mental Health
Locations available may include:
- Sepulveda, California
- Bakersfield, California
- Gardena, California
- Lancaster, California
- West Los Angeles, California
- Los Angeles (Downtown), California
- San Luis Obispo, California
Work Schedule: Multiple schedules, Full-Time and Part-Time
available depending on location
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
These positions are located within the Greater Los Angeles Health
Care System catchment area. As a Psychiatrist, you will work on a
multidisciplinary team, including primary care, to provide
coordinated, integrated, rehabilitative and restorative mental
health care, with the goal of helping eligible Veterans achieve and
maintain the highest level of functioning and independence. Major
duties and responsibilities include:
Diagnoses and treats a wide variety of severe mental and substance
use disorders and uses recovery-oriented principles;
Teaches a variety of trainees and must be eligible for a faculty
Provides clinical services in a virtual modality, including video
telehealth, patient/provider secure messaging, telephone visits,
and remote review of electronically forwarded medical records.Basic
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board certification in Psychiatry
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in
the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy
Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour);
Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers;
Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3
hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental
and muscular coordination simultaneously; Hearing (aid
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Bakersfield , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California
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