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Psychiatrist High Intensity Psychiatry Unit Job in TUSKEGEE, AL

Psychiatrist High Intensity Psychiatry Unit Job in TUSKEGEE, AL

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $292,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/24/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    07/24/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $292,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized.

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  • Duties



    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The primary duty station for this position is Tuskegee, AL. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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 National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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    This position is a full-time Physician located at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System assigned to the Mental Health Service Line as a Psychiatrist Inpatient High Intensity Psychiatry Unit (HIPU) Tuskegee. The primary purpose of the position is to provide behavioral health services for Veteran Patients admitted to the inpatient psychiatry service, however services may also be provided in other areas of the medical center. On call services are required. Participation in supervision and teach in support of the psychiatric residency program is also expected.  

    * Provides general adult psychiatric care, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy.

    * Provides direct clinical supervision of advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate.

    * Serves a population which consists of male and female Veterans of all ages and common diagnoses include anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other serious Mental Illnesses, Dementia, and mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries.

    * Establishes professional working relationships with other clinical services providers within the medical center and outlying clinics, provide telephone and e-consult consultations as needed.

    * Cooperates with and participate in medical duties in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review and with other performance improvement activities as directed.

    * Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to veterans in need of psychiatric services. 

    * Documents observations, assessments, and changes in patient condition.

    * Provides a full range of psychiatric care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.

    Work Schedule: (8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday) Weekends & Evenings Occasionally
    Functional Statement Title: 000000

    FIRST CUTOFF DATE: July 24, 2017 Applications received by the first cutoff date will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every two weeks until the closing date (July 23, 2018) or a selection is made.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Will be required to provide services for all CAVHCS locations as needed.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473678400. 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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