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Psychiatrist Addictions Recovery Treatment Services Job in SACRAMENTO, CA

Psychiatrist Addictions Recovery Treatment Services Job in SACRAMENTO, CA

Vacancy No. 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 7/20/2017 Close Date 11/30/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    07/20/2017 to 11/30/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The Department of Veteran Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medial, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.  The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez; outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Oakland, Sacramento, McClellan, Redding, Chico, and Vallejo; a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Oakland; and dental clinics in Vallejo, Sacramento and Redding.

    As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless.  With many openings in multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips.  Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and Cemeteries.

    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.

    For Positions Covered in the Bargaining Unit: First consideration will be given to employees of this facility.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    “OPEN UNTIL FILLED” with an initial cut-off/referral of applicants on 7/14/2017. Additional applicants will be referred as requested by the Selecting Official.

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    The VA Northern California Health Care System (NCHCS) is currently recruiting for a full-time, board eligible/board certified Psychiatrist for Addictions Recovery Treatment Services at the Sacramento Behavioral Health Clinic.

    The Psychiatrist performs duties as a Practitioner and Consultant in Addiction Medicine with emphasis on problems of all levels of complexity.  The Psychiatrist conducts assessments and formulates diagnoses; and develops treatment plans for patients with substance use and/or other psychiatric disorders, using an interdisciplinary team approach.  The Psychiatrist manages psychiatric medication for patients individually and in groups; evaluates the general medical suitability of clinic patients for withdrawal management or psychiatric hospitalization, including screening physical examinations; and assesses and intervenes with patients presenting in crisis.  The Psychiatrist prescribes medications for the treatment of substance use disorders, including buprenorphine, as well as medications for other psychiatric disorders.  Training to obtain a buprenorphine waiver will be provided, as necessary.  Collaboration, coordination and cooperation with colleagues within and across disciplines are essential skills.

    Weeknight and weekend telephone and on-site on-call duties for the local 16-bed Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit at the Sacramento VA Medical Center are shared among the larger group of Psychiatrists, currently about 3 to 5 times a year.

    Psychiatrists may also have the opportunity for teaching and supervision of medical students and psychiatric residents through affiliation with the University California, Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT authorized.

    Drug Testing: This is a test designated position. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA.  Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Between VA Northern California HCS sites

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and current permanent Federal employees

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474963700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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