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Foreign Service Regional Medical Officer Psychiatrist Rmop Job in WORLDWIDE

Foreign Service Regional Medical Officer Psychiatrist Rmop Job in WORLDWIDE

Vacancy No. RMOP-2018-0002 Department Department of State - Agency Wide
Salary $118,317.00 to $136,659.00 Grade 01 to 01
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/7/2018 Close Date 2/20/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/07/2018 to 02/20/2018

  • Salary

    $118,317 to $136,659 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    FP 01

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Permanent after tenure granted by a Foreign Service Specialist (FSS) Tenure Board.


  • Department of State Posts - Overseas and Domestic, United States MANY vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes After completing orientation and initial training in Washington, D.C., an FSS usually is assigned to two overseas tours, each two years in length, directed by the Department. After the initial two tours, assignments will be for periods of one to three years overseas or in the United States.

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  • Duties



    The U.S. Department of State, our country’s lead foreign policy agency, provides a rich international experience whether at home or abroad, and opportunities to become responsible leaders. Each day, our employees make a difference as they contribute to our global society and defend and advance our country’s interests and values. They work on the business of diplomacy and high priority issues that impact the safety, security, and prosperity of our world – human rights, environment, energy, food security, public health, and technology – all while experiencing a unique career. Our talented workforce reflects and champions all of our strengths and diversity – personal, professional, and educational. We offer a workplace that values and rewards leadership, collaboration and innovation, and personal and professional development.

    The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) in the Department of State safeguards and promotes the health and well-being of American's diplomatic community, which consists of employees and their accompanying family members who represent United States government agencies abroad. The Department assigns Foreign Service Medical Officers (RMOs), Psychiatrists (RMO/Ps), Medical Providers (MPs), and Medical Laboratory Scientists (RMLS) to selected posts overseas. Many of these posts have significant health risks and local medical care that is inadequate by U.S. standards.

    The Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of FSS vacancies based on the needs of the Department.

    To learn more about the Department of State and a career as an FSS, please visit us at http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-tracks#

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    A Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist (RMOP) works either independently or as a member of a team of FS Medical Specialists to provide medical support for USG employees and their EFMs.

    An RMOP is considered "essential personnel" and is expected to be available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RMOP duties include but are not limited to:


    • Provides ambulatory and emergency psychiatric care for employees and eligible family members - including children
    • Assesses post morale
    • Responds to emergencies 24-hour/7days a week
    • Performs telephone consultations; assures patient confidentiality
    • Responds to crises at the home post or regional posts
    • Renders clinical consultations on workplace and family violence events (including child and spousal abuse cases)
    • Provides educational and treatment services as feasible for alcohol and drug abuse prevention at post
    • Renders psychiatric consultations for Regional Medical Officer and Medical Provider
    • Helps employees in problems of adjustment to life style
    • Creates and provides educational and therapeutic presentations to officers and families at post
    • Assists with establishing lifestyle programs
    • Evaluates medical clearances
    • Collaboration with local healthcare officials
    • Liaison with local and international experts
    • Provision of consultative support to mission personnel on host nation and mission-specific health-related issues, if needed
    • Works with non-Department of State agencies
    • Advises the Chief of Mission
    • Assists Consular officers
    • Maintains required Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
    • Trains staff as needed on screening for psychiatric conditions and stress management
    • Maintains accurate medical records including requested workload and clinical care metrics, documents and reports on regional travel, and plans and requests budgets for regional travel
    • Evaluates local mental health resources
    • Evaluates local mental health care providers
    • Arranges medical evacuations
    • Serves on country team
    • Works with mail order pharmacies
    • Sends statistical reports
    • Works with post medical advisor
    • Responds and collaborates with medical department in Washington
    • Liaises with other Department psychiatrists
    • Consults at the American or other international schools

    Emergency Preparedness

    Provision of medical leadership and psychiatric medical care during crisis

    Regional Care Responsibilities
    • Performance of regular regional travel and in response to immediate post needs
    • Collaboration with regional colleagues, including performance of clinical peer review
    • Liaise with Regional Medical Managers (RMMs)
    • Provision of remote patient consultation via telemedicine or other communication means
    • Maintenance of regular communication with MED offices in Washington, D.C., as warranted

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - An RMOP generally spends the majority of his/her career assigned to our overseas missions and at times, lives away from family and/or in difficult or isolated conditions. Selected applicants will be notified of an Oral Assessment (OA) requirement in Washington D.C. For the selected applicants, all travel and other expenses incurred in connection with the OA are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Must be a U.S. citizen. Potential applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements and understand a Foreign Service career.

    Applicants may not reapply for one year after the previous application for the same positon.

    If a State Department Suitability Review Panel denied suitability in the last two years, you may not apply (except Diplomatic Security Special Agent (SA) candidates whose denial was based solely on the unique requirements for SAs.)

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

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