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Physician Mental Health Hospitalist Job in BATTLE CREEK, MI

Physician Mental Health Hospitalist Job in BATTLE CREEK, MI

Vacancy No. BI-17-500-MDM-1909222-BU Department Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Salary $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/10/2017 Close Date 9/1/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-10 to 2017-09-01

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1998379

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?

BCVAHDS is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary care teaching hospital located on 206 acres with approximately 30 buildings, serving 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan.  The VA Medical Center was the 100th VA hospital built in the United States and is located adjacent to the Historic Fort Custer Military Base, now a National Guard Training Center, which trained and deployed thousands of troops during World War I and World War II.  In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we offer services at our Wyoming Health Care Center, Wyoming, MI and three community based outpatient clinics in Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Lansing.

Duties will include diagnosing, treating and managing patients according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques in the outpatient and inpatient settings.  The MH Hospitalist Physician is responsible for providing overall care, in a Mental Health setting to Veterans and associated services to patients of the Medical Center and will function as support to the hospital unit and Residential area as needed. 


The incumbent is responsible for entering accurate, complete, timely progress notes for each episode of care in the patient's electronic record.  This is accomplished by utilizing the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).

The incumbent is responsible for the proper use, maintenance, and calibration of specialized equipment used in the assessment and care of patients. 

The incumbent adheres to safety, health, and infection control standards, regulations and work practices, as well as ergonomic standards.  He/she reports any unsafe conditions to supervisor and/or appropriate officials.

The incumbent assists in orientation of new staff, and will provide patient and family education, including informed consent.

The incumbent maintains supplies, equipment and clinical areas to optimize safety and efficiency.

He/she demonstrates knowledge and maintains standards in the use and reprocessing of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME).

The Primary Care Physician (MH Hospitalist) is expected to participate in performance improvement activities, disaster preparedness, administrative duties, and other responsibilities assigned by the Chief, Psychiatry Service.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm hours may be rotated or extended based on the needs of the Medical Center and our Veterans.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide


Mallory McCreary
Phone: (269)223-5709


VHA Battle Creek VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
5500 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek

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

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