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Psychiatrist

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The 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 - can thrive.

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
  • Geropsychiatry
  • ED/CL
  • 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 appointment;

      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 Requirements:


      • 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 certification.
      • 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 permitted).

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Bakersfield , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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