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Physician Psychiatrist Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Physician Psychiatrist Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Vacancy No. YE-17-CA-1928961-SR Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/16/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
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Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Shreveport, LA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 3/16/2017

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


This is a Psychiatrist position in Mental Health Service at Overton Brooks VAMC, Shreveport, LA.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1928961

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 Job Opportunity Announcement.  We will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Qualified applicants will be referred every two weeks or untilled the vacancy is filled.


Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an educational loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, based on the availability of funding.


Shreveport, Louisiana stands prepared to offer you the ‘lagniappe', which means a little something extra! Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana is situated on the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Commonly known as the ‘Ark-La-Tex', the point where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city's metropolitan region, the area promises much to while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and an excellent, temperate climate. You'll enjoy a unique combination of two great American heritages: a little Cajun, and since we're less than 15 minutes from the Texas border, a little Lone Star, too. Shreveport-Bossier boasts elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggests you kick your boots off and stay a while to enjoy year-round festivals, Vegas-style gaming, great local dining experiences, live music and family attractions.


The incumbent will serve as a Psychiatrist in Mental Health Service.  He/she will perform the following duties to include, but not limited to:

·         Uses assessment skills to promptly examine new patients thoroughly using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data.  Provides follow-up when indicated.  Answers Mental Health consult requests when necessary.

·         Initiates appropriate and timely treatment. Prescribes medications according to outpatient formulary. Provides direct, short-term, crisis intervention, grief work and brief psychotherapy.  Counsels patients on smoking, alcohol and/or other substance cessation.  

·         Accurately interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status.  Formulates assessment and plan according to accepted protocols, treatment plans or attending physician's treatment protocols, treatment plans or recommendations. 

·         Acts as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment and management plan.

·         Records data from clinic visit, including chief complaints, active problems, medications, physical findings and results of diagnostic tests. Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status.  Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records.   Completes medical records per hospital regulations.

·         Provides patient education of medical conditions, preventive measures and prescribed treatments.

·         Interacts effectively and harmoniously with other staff members.  Demonstrates the ability to accept constructive counseling.  Networks with professional and/or health related groups in the community.

·         Promotes quality patient care as a clinical expert in Psychiatry; works as mentor, preceptor, consultant, and researcher; works collaboratively with other health care professionals to accomplish patient, service and hospital goals.

Work Schedule:  Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Psychiatrist)

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment incentive has been authorized for a well-qualified candidate.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Carolyn Alexander
Phone: (318)990-4071


VHA Shreveport VAMC
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 East Stoner Avenue -HRMS/05

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

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