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Psychiatrist General Mental Health Job in CHICO, CA

Psychiatrist General Mental Health Job in CHICO, 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 7/13/2017 Close Date 11/30/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    07/13/2017 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


2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    The Department of Veteran Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, 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 integred 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.

    A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized.

    "OPEN UNTIL FILLED" with an initial cut-off referral of applicants on 8/7/2017. Additional applicants will be referred as requested by the Selecting Official.

    Learn more about this agency


    The city of Chico, CA embodies a combination of urban and rural assets that make it a destination place to live work and play.  The local university and community college make Chico a learning community with a rich culture and young spirit inspiring creativity and critical thinking.  With an average of 172 days of sun, there is plenty of time to enjoy the area's beautiful natural setting with parks, rivers, and rural settings where you can hike, ski, boat, hunt and fish. Chico is an affordable place to raise your family without compromising on the factors important to your family.  There is a strong school system, well-regarded medical community, and a high level of public safety.  With a 12-minute average commute time, work is not something you go away to – it's part of your lifestyle.

    The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting a full-time, board prepared/board certified Psychiatrist in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at the Chico VA Outpatient Clinic in Chico, CA. The Psychiatrist conducts history, mental status exams, and occasional brief physical exams; completes assessments and formulates diagnosis; develops treatment plans; and orders labs and/or radiological assessments for a wide variety of mental disorders, through a multidisciplinary team approach.   The psychiatrist is responsible for the medication management for patients as indicated in the treatment plan as well as facilitation of medication support groups, evaluating and providing medical clearance for patients presenting to the clinic who may need psychiatric hospitalization, and assessment and intervention for patients presenting in crisis.

    Interested applicants may also be considered for the clinic manager position of the Chico and Yuba City mental health clinics.  The position is 20% administrative, involves the supervision of a total of 13 employees, and reports to the associate chief of staff for mental health of the Northern California Health Care System.  The manager oversees the operation of the mental health clinics; everyday tasks include such things as assignments of consults to the service, approval of leave requests, implementing department policies, and occasional data gathering.  He or she participates in the hiring of new employees, writes performance evaluations, and assists in writing position descriptions.  As part of both the local Chico management council as well as the NCHCS mental health leadership, opportunities are available for participation in committees and other projects.

    Work Schedule: Full-time (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends).

    On Call: No

    Rotating Shifts: No

    Required to work holidays or weekends: No

    Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Yes

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Drug Testing:  This is a testing designated position.  All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing position are subject to urinalysis to screen for 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.

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474388600. 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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