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Physician Psychiatry Waco Job in WACO, TX

Physician Psychiatry Waco Job in WACO, TX

Vacancy No. AG3817003-Cro-1818564-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $320,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/11/2016 Close Date 10/10/2017
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Physician (Psychiatry)--Waco

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Waco, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016

Closes Tuesday 10/10/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $320,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    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)
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1818564

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.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply for the EDRP is based on position eligibility, qualifying student loan debt, and availability of funds. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

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.

**Position is open until filled**

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 10/10/2017. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the 1st Cut-off date being 10/25/2016 and subsequent cut-offs every 14 days.  Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.


The incumbent will be assigned to the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MH&BM) Service in Waco, Texas. The incumbent will provide psychiatric services to patients seeking treatment on a same day walk-in basis in as referred by Ambulatory Care Providers to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (Primary Care-Mental Health Integration) Clinic. Primary responsibilities will be diagnostic assessment, medication management and coordination of care for individuals with mental illnesses, including Major Depressive Disorders, PTSD and Substance Use Disorders as well as co-morbid medical conditions. The incumbent will facilitate transfers to the Waco outpatient Mental Health Clinic for patients with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other severe mental illnesses and will facilitate transfers to Inpatient Psychiatry Unit for those Veterans requiring acute psychiatric hospitalization. The incumbent will review consults coming to Waco Primary Care Behavioral Health. The incumbent will be under the supervision of the supervisory psychiatrist, Waco Campus. The incumbent will perform teaching activities and supervision of fellows, residents, and medical students, as available. The incumbent will maintain an academic appointment with the Texas A&M Health Science Center 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. Board certification is preferred but board eligible candidates are also welcome to apply.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Carmen Roman
Phone: (254)743-2448


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Fax: (478)757-3144

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

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