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Physician (Psychiatrist - BHIP)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Physical Address

Kansas City, MO 64106
Job Description

Physician (Psychiatrist – BHIP)

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

02/22/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

VM 00

- ##### Salary

$230,000 to $240,000 per year

Education and length of practice will be considered in determining
the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following location:


Kansas City, MO 2 vacancies

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed


  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental
health care for our nations Veterans!
The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the
energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our
Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you
a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives
of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. America’s
Veterans need you!

Learn more about this agency

  1. Responsibilities

Enjoy the benefits of 54 days of paid time off per year (26 days
paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal, and a
5-day paid absence for approved CME), 5% 401K matching, subsidized
health/dental/vision/long-term care insurance, free liability
protection, flexible spending accounts. We also offer regular pay
increases in the form of within-grade step increases every 2 years
(approximately $3,447) and annual cost of living adjustments
(subject to POTUS approval).


This position is eligible for the student loan reimbursement
program, Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
up to $200,000!

Major duties:
- Performs psychiatric evaluations for diverse population
including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans who are
mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness,
unemployment, and/or poor family support network
- Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including
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 continuing education requirements
- May serve as a team leader with responsibilities for
coordinating consults of specialty clinic referrals
- Participates in team meetings and treatment planning
conferences; collaborates with multidisciplinary team members
that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
- Orders diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates
between normal and abnormal findings to make appropriate
treatment decisions
- May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the
psychiatric residency program and performs other directly
related duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; rotating
on call coverage including weekends and holidays
Financial Disclosure: Not Required

  1. Travel Required

Not required

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

  1. Similar jobs

- Psychiatrists

- Requirements

  1. Conditions of Employment

- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job; non-citizens
may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit
qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to
screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a
verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who
refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process

  1. Qualifications

The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have
completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which
has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some
specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff
physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents
assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and
consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and
opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English

Preferred Experience: Board Eligibility or Certification in

Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart
Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly
preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee
will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming
clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after
employment is maintained.

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: Must pass a pre-employment physical
examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is
administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires:
light to moderate lifting (15 – 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and
under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands
required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours);
kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16";
far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the
other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors;
ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted);
emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others;
and working alone.

  1. Education

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected
for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility
criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP
within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount a

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