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Physician Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Physician Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/22/2017 Close Date 9/28/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    12/22/2017 to 09/28/2018

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    AD 15

  • Work schedule

    Part-Time - 32 Hours

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    Come work in the entertainment capital of the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada! Whether it be the iconic strip; the exciting nightlife; the world renowned restaurants; or any of the outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it. With over three-hundred days of fabulous weather, there is never a reason or season to stay home!

    Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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    The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is recruiting for staff psychiatrists to fill vacancies in our Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). The staff psychiatrist provides clinical services providing direct patient care to scheduled and unscheduled patients and inpatients. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area. Their healthcare and psychiatric problems and needs are complex. They require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Services are provided in a healthcare setting, inpatient, ambulatory, and in the community. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Mastery of theories, principles, and methodologies underlying psychosocial practice.
    • Knowledge and understanding of developmental growth; dynamics of human behavior, family, and other social systems; and the impact of illness and disability on social functioning.
    • Ability to communicate with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally dangerous.
    • Knowledge of VHA directives, handbooks, and information letters; VISN policies and procedures; and facility policy and procedures.
    • Ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate the interdisciplinary treatment plan, including provision of case management and/or services required in regards to discharge planning.
    • Assesses at risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan, involving the Veteran and the family/significant other. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high risk diagnoses. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations for agency action.
    • Develops comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals, objectives and interventions clinical treatment. Makes adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on the changing needs, response to interventions and to improve outcomes.
    • Participates in the assignment of Veterans to treatment teams and programs. Consults with other specialists in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities. Consults with urgent care, medical and specialty modules at VASNHS.
    • Provides individual, family and group therapy services in accordance with the needs identified in the assessment/plan. Possesses advanced skills in a variety of treatment modalities.
    • Has the ultimate responsibility for all entries into the patient's medical record (CPRS), and the timely completion thereof including discharge summaries and reports of examination or explanations.
    • Prescribes the appropriate psychotropic medications, general management of the patient, and requests for the appropriate consultations with other medical disciplines.
    Work Schedule: Various-This position may require nights, weekends, Holidays, extended shifts and on-call as necessary.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487437200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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