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Physician Psychiatrist Job in CLARKSBURG, WV

Physician Psychiatrist Job in CLARKSBURG, WV

Vacancy No. T38-17-18-1894048 BU OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $145,000.00 to $280,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/13/2017 Close Date 1/12/2018
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Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Clarksburg, WV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 1/13/2017

Closes Friday 1/12/2018

  • Salary Range
    $145,000.00 to $280,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
    T38-17-18-1894048 BU OCA
Job Overview

Job Overview


Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and Oracle.   Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America bybizjournals.com.   Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center.   Additional educational opportunities are available through Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broaddus College and West Virginia Wesleyan College.   In addition to exceptional professional challenges, Clarksburg offers an unsurpassed quality of life, which includes low cost of living, short commutes, and outstanding recreational opportunities.   For additional information, please visit http://www.clarksburg.com/.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1894048

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?

This is an open-continuous announcement.  We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official at various intervals.   If the vacancy is filled prior to the closing date, the announcement will be closed.


~ Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):   Selectee may be eligible to apply for the EDRP.  For additional information, please contact Chauna S. Bucklew, EDRP Coordinator, Chauna.Bucklew@va.gov or (304) 623-3461, Extension 3396.

~ Recruitment/Relocation Incentive:   Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly-qualified candidate.

~ Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


As staff psychiatrist for the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (LAJVAMC), the incumbent will be assigned to the Behavioral Health Service. The staff psychiatrist will work under the Service Chief of Behavioral Health and is responsible for direct psychiatric and medical management care of Veterans at the LAJVAMC.

Functions as a provider in the psychiatry specialty. The staff psychiatrist will be responsible for the overall psychiatric care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in his/her specialty to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting at the LAJVAMC. The incumbent will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborates with referring providers.

Clinical duties include but are not limited to: provision of psychiatric care in an outpatient setting including diagnosis, management, and follow-up of psychiatric patients, review and make recommendations for transfer to a tertiary care center when appropriate, serve as an attending to medical students and psychiatry residents, call duties, and inpatient coverage.

Assesses patient's/family's adaptation to patient illness and ability to provide for patient's care needs and provide resources in areas that are identified as areas for improvement.

Serves as a resource to the interdisciplinary team for community based social service agencies and VA programs.

As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team:

1.  Attend treatment team rounds and actively participate in regards to psychiatric issues and discharge needs.

2. Reviews patient information for assigned caseload, determines anticipated length of stay and discharge plan and begins discharge planning process in collaboration with the care management team, patient, family.

3. Interacts with home care staff, community agencies and facilities to ensure safe and timely discharge.

4. Negotiates with care management team follow up contact with patient/family, community agency or facility to evaluate the effectiveness of the discharge plans and identifies problems in service delivery.

5. Ensures coordination of the communication process with patient/family concerning the discharge plan, including coordination of family meetings.

Maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into evidence based decision-making processes.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with on-call responsibilities.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Lucas E. Bittenbender
Phone: (304)623-3461x3400


VHA Clarksburg VAMC
Online Applications Accepted ONLY

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

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