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Physician Psychiatry Community Living Center Clc Job in WACO, TX

Physician Psychiatry Community Living Center Clc Job in WACO, TX

Vacancy No. AG3817656-Fhe-1988778-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/21/2017 Close Date 10/20/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-21 to 2017-10-20

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



2 vacancies in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1988778

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.

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), is comprised of two large Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers located in Temple and Waco, a large stand-alone multi-specialty outpatient clinic in Austin, four outpatient clinics located in Brownwood, Bryan/College Station, Cedar Park, and Palestine plus a rural outreach clinic in La Grange.

CTVHCS has affiliation agreements with Texas A&M College of Medicine/Baylor-Scott and White Healthcare System, the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 250 Residents and Fellows are trained annually at CTHVCS, plus more than 200 medical students per year. Over 100 CTVHCS medical staff have faculty appointments with Texas A&M College of Medicine.

This position will be posted until filled. Will review applications every two weeks.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be Authorized.


This is a Bargaining Unit Position.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some weekends and holidays maybe required.

Position Description: Physician (Psychiatry)


The incumbent will be assigned to the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MH&BM) Service in Waco, Texas. The psychiatrist for this position is assigned to the combined Community Living Center (CLC) within the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MHBM) Service. Provider will support in part a new 11 bed, all private rooms code alert neighborhood, located at the Doris Miller VAMC, in building 91.  This inpatient CLC neighborhood provides comprehensive care to residents with chronic aggressive behavior, and mental health conditions.  Care of these residents is provided and managed by an integrated, interdisciplinary team that consists of a geriatrician, psychiatrist, psychologist, nursing, social worker, recreation therapist, pharmacy and a psychologist.  The team uses a collaborative behavioral and HATCH model approach to providing nursing home care in developing a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan that includes behavioral management protocols, promotes resident- centered  care that supports quality of life and quality of care consistent with long term care standards with a focus on preserving veteran's rights, dignity and self-image. This position requires the incumbent to able to demonstrate competency in therapeutic communication.

Duties include but are not limited to:

The incumbent will be the attending psychiatrist for the 11 bed unit, and will make clinical determinations of appropriate level of care for Veterans across MH&BM and GEC programs, taking into account factors including cognitive presentation and dementia, physical frailty, or need for restraints in consultation with MH&BM site chief, supervisory psychiatrist, and Chief of GEC. The incumbent will provide psychiatric services to patients seeking treatment; will possess the knowledge of biological and psychological theories of mental health and mental illness; psychotherapeutic modalities, substance abuse disorders and dual diagnosis; care of high risk populations; use of community milieu as a therapeutic modality; family dynamics and their role in mental illness and health; psychopharmacology; legal and other factors such as documentation.

Will possess the following necessary skills: completion of a biopsychosocial assessment, interdisciplinary team collaboration; coordination of care across systems; use of evolving new psychiatric diagnostic classification systems and their identified role; therapeutic communication with patients, family, and others involved with care of the patient. She or he will incorporate acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. S/he will communicate with staff in daily morning huddles and as needed to ensure a positive customer experience. Incumbent will also perform teaching activities and supervision of fellows, residents, and medical students. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Mental Health in Waco and will be under the supervision of the Waco Supervisory Psychiatrist. The incumbent will maintain an academic appointment with the Texas A&M College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Research opportunities are available and encouraged. Interest and expertise in management of psychiatric emergencies such as acutely suicidal patients as well as chronic serious mental illnesses is preferred including the provision of pharmacotherapy.


Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current, permanent CTVHCS employees; Current, permanent VA employees; Current, permanent Federal employees; U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (254)743-0780


VHA Central Texas HCS Temple
Human Resources 05

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

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