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Physician Psychiatrist Mental Health Job in CINCINNATI, OH

Physician Psychiatrist Mental Health Job in CINCINNATI, OH

Vacancy No. NV-17-AFI-1870085-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/19/2016 Close Date 9/29/2017
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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Cincinnati, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 12/19/2016

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1870085

This is an open continuous announcement that may be used to fill vacancies in the Mental Health Care Line, at any location, and for any specialty. The first certificates will be issued a minimum of fifteen business days after the opening date. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. This announcement may close at any time once all positions are filled.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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.

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing you primary healthcare, specialized care, and mental health services. Cincinnati VA Medical Center provides direct support for Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving Veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Cincinnati provides healthcare services for Veterans closer to their homes by supporting the following six Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).  The CBOCs are: Clermont County, Ohio; Dearborn County, Indiana; Bellevue, Kentucky; Florence, Kentucky; Hamilton, Ohio and Georgetown, Ohio.  The Cincinnati, OH VAMC has an active affiliation with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PTSD Residential Programs for Men & Women, Iraq/Afghanistan Clinic, & a PTSD/Traumatic Brain Injury Residential Program. For more information, please visit our web site. http://www.cincinnati.va.gov.

The specifics of the physician's schedule, duties, etc. will be discussed during the interview process.

It is the applicant's responsibility to apply to the announcement. All of the requirements, instructions, and information is listed in this announcement.  Please be sure to submit all required documents.


The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has multiple vacancies for Physicians assigned to the Mental Health Care Line. This Physician provides direct care for Veterans who present with complex, psychiatric and substance abuse issues. The physician may be assigned responsibilities in any of the care line programs, including detoxification, outpatient mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, residential rehabilitation treatment programs for substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic homelessness, the Psychiatric Emergency Center, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, residential facilities, and outpatient psychiatry programs, including our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Incumbent must be well versed in the major treatment modalities. Physicians serves as a member of one or more multidisciplinary treatment team(s).  As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will be collaborating with Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants in the evaluation and treatment of the Veteran patients.  The physician adheres to the highest ethical standards at all times. The incumbent will work closely with his/her colleagues to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art mental health care. The physician reports to the Division Director to which he/she are assigned and the Chief, Mental Health Care Line, who in tum is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff.  Every effort is made to ensure that the physician is professionally competent and capable of handling the duties and responsibilities assigned.  Therefore, supervision of the physician is normally limited to administrative matters with minimal technical supervision required. The physician is directed by local and national VA policy.

Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participation in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs.
  • Responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations on new patients and following them for management of their psychiatric disorders.
  • Provides clinical examination, diagnosis, crisis intervention, patient management, consultation and appropriate documentation in clinical records.
  • Diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in Veterans of both sexes in a wide age range.  
  • Responsible for inpatient and/or outpatient care, and graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research as appropriate.
  • Must have competence in effective teaching, monitoring and coordinating educational activities including planning, evaluating and documenting. 
  • May have responsibilities serving as an attending physician and teaching residents, fellows or other clinicians and participating as a member of a Fellowship faculty.
  • Identifies and defines significant research and development issues in substance abuse and plans and executes research and generates reports worthy of publication.
  • May also have administrative responsibilities, including program planning and making administrative decisions affecting the care line program assigned.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and relations with staff and community and is able to elicit cooperation from others.
  • Shares on-call duties with other Psychiatrists.

Work Schedule: Various Shifts. The specifics of physician schedules will be discussed during the interview process.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Angela Fitters
Phone: (513)559-3600x3660


VHA Cincinnati VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
3200 Vine Street

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

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