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Physician Psychiatrist General Mental Health Clinic Job in HOUSTON, TX

Physician Psychiatrist General Mental Health Clinic Job in HOUSTON, TX

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 7/31/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    07/31/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


3 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • 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?

    Note: Salary amount may be based off of the sub-specialty of the physicians and the compensation panel deliberations.

    Note: You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this Medical Center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

    Note: Relocation/Recruitment incentives has been authorized for highly qualified applicants.

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    The Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program is responsible for the provision of Mental Health treatment and services for veterans enrolled in all of the various components of the program, such as the Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Treatment, and Mental Health (MHICM).  

    This position is located in the General Mental Health Clinic which is an outpatient clinic. 

    Performs clinical work describing human behavior, determining the reasons for that behavior and predicting and/or

    modifying the behavior.

    Performs psychiatric evaluations, and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness.

    Prescribes medications as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses.

    Promotes, supervises, and/or performs psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions. Uses therapeutic techniques.

    Based on data gathered through assessments, plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients.

    Recommends appropriate therapy based on precedent and standards of the profession.

    Therapy recommended is appropriate for the diagnosis involved and is considered among the most effective for the common condition involved.

    Develops a comprehensive treatment plan for a wide range of abnormal behaviors.

    Treatment includes adjusting therapy for the differential diagnosis of functional or organic disorders.

    Prepares and presents a formal treatment plan to the multi-disciplinary team.

    Develops comprehensive treatment plans specific to the patient. The patients assigned often have multiple complicating factors (i.e., physical disabilities, lack of support or resources) or other external or environment considerations that complicate treatment.

    Oversees other professionals and/or works as a key team member providing comprehensive psychiatric and medical care for a group of individuals.

    Promotes a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment staff.

    Conducts psychotherapy in difficult, multifaceted cases.

    Oversees the treatment performed by medical students and psychiatry residents and instructs them in the typical patterns of progression of mental illnesses during treatment.

    Identifies characteristics of progress and adjustments to treatment that are typical in certain circumstances.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30pm (may be required to work evenings and weekends)

    Functional Statement Title/#: Mental Health Care Line Physician - Psychiatrist

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475401300. 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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