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Physician Phsychiatrist Job in ALBANY, NY

Physician Phsychiatrist Job in ALBANY, NY

Vacancy No. 528D-17-DAL-1842069-030 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $225,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/4/2016 Close Date 11/3/2017
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Physician (Phsychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Albany, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 11/4/2016

Closes Friday 11/3/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $225,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1842069

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.

This vacancy is to fill one Outpatient Psychiatrist (Physician) position at the Albany VA Medical Center.  This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time, permanent appointment for day shift, 8am-4:30pm, with rotating call schedule (weekend/evenings, every 8th day). 

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research.  We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you.  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.va.gov.

A recruitment incentive is not authorized for this position.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, subject to availability of EDRP funding.  Please contact Human Resources EDRP Coordinator at the Albany VAMC for more information.

This announcement will remain open until filled-position may be filled prior to the closing date.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy.  Applicants will be reviewed once per week on a first come first serve basis.  If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.


This position is located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient Services department at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. The incumbent will be expected to provide outpatient psychiatric services including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment of patients in that setting, but also in multiple potential team arrangements depending on the needs of the facility. The applicant will be clinically active in the general mental health setting including outpatient and walk-in services, but will have integrated institutional responsibilities including coverage of medical/surgical consultation, coverage of inpatient services, emergency room care, and geriatric Services. It may also include substance abuse services, suboxone clinic, clozaril clinic and PTSD Program, medical/surgical clinics. The incumbent will be expected to assist in delivery of integrated patient centered psychiatric care throughout the facility. Call coverage in a rotating schedule will be required. The applicant will also be expected to provide psychiatric resident supervision and education. Qualification for faculty appointment at Albany Medical Center is required.

Duties include:

Team leadership and providing integrated patient care in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings

Awareness, implementation, and maintenance of JAHCO and VA guidelines for psychiatric care

Staffing specialty clinics, i.e. clozaril, suboxone based on the needs of the facility

Provision of evidence and community based assessment and care of psychiatric patients including current pharmacologic and other standard therapeutic treatments

Provides active supervision and teaching for Albany Medical Center psychiatric residents and other trainees as needed.

Participating in quality improvement initiatives and outcome data initiatives

Providing patient and family health education With a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness based on the patient's goals.

Ordering, conducting, supervising and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests. Provision of inpatient consultations to Medicine/Surgery, Emergency Room, Geriatrics and other services based on the needs of the institution

Mentoring, educating, and disseminating information regarding current clinical practices as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Timely completion of clinical documentation

Completion of education requirements

Provision of Telepsychiatry services as needed

Provides on call duties as assigned

Other clinical duties as assigned by Chief of Psychiatry


This is a fulltime position with primary assignment to behavioral health outpatient services but with integrated presence in the facility as described above. It is expected that physician will provide thorough high quality compassionate care to veterans. The physician will be expected to exhibit leadership and team building skills, contribute to program development and educational initiatives, and complete requisite training so as to maintain competence with technological improvements related to patient care. The physician is expected to adapt clinical services to identified needs of patients as determined by the institution. The physician is expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other clinicians, staff and management. Call coverage is expected as part of department rotation and other duties, including committee membership(s) as indicated. Compliance with medical staff bylaws, including timely completion of medical records is a requirement.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


David A. Liddle
Phone: (518)626-7091


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
Stratton VAMC Albany 5
Fax: (518)626-6777

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

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