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Psychiatrist Mental Health Clinic Job

Psychiatrist Mental Health Clinic Job

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 9/6/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/06/2017 to 12/29/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



3 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    Psychiatrist will provide Psychiatric care in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic for the VA Maine Healthcare System (VAMHS).  The Mental Health Service (MHS) provides care at the Togus campus, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Bangor, Portland, Saco, Rumford, Calais, Lincoln, Lewiston-Auburn, Caribou and other CBOCs as established.  Services at Togus include:  the Mental Health Clinic at the Togus campus, our largest outpatient clinic; a 20 bed (with potential to expand to 24 beds in the future) locked inpatient unit; a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) program; an Addiction Services program; an Integrated Primary Care (IPC) team; a Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) team; a psychology training program with interns and post doctoral residents; and provision of Compensation and Pension mental health evaluations.  VAMHS MHSL has an active "tele-mental health program".  The MH Service is participating in collaborative research projects with other research sites, and we expect this research to increase.  In collaboration with the VAMHS Associate Chief of Staff for Education, the MHS is involved in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents, social workers, interns, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), and other trainees. 

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    Clinical Responsibilities Scope of Practice (90% of time)

    - Clinical services are provided by a physician who has completed residency training in Psychiatry.  S/he must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.  Other duties and responsibilities include:

    - Performing initial clinical diagnostic examinations, and formulating initial treatment plans for patients.  The Psychiatrist is expected to have a panel of patients s/he follows on a regular basis and will also see unscheduled patients presenting to the clinic.

    - Providing medication management services.  Provision of psychotherapy services is restricted to clinicians who are trained, certified and credentialed in the provision of VA evidence based therapy practices.

    - Coordinating medical care for mental health clinic patients requiring primary care follow-up, or specialty medical/surgical consultation.

    - Facilitating admissions to inpatient MH unit.  Coordinating care with inpatient Psychiatric, or Medical-Surgical, physicians.

    - Providing clinical support, guidance and oversight for the MH services of the CBOC MH staff and liaison to Primary Care as needed and directed by MHSL management.

    - Serving on Medical Staff Committees, or representing the MHSL on special Medical Center projects or initiatives as directed by MHSL management.

    - Performing Compensation & Pension exams/reviews with proper orientation and training.

    - Performing other duties as assigned, including:  Supporting a specialty care clinic (E.G. Clorazil, Suboxone), evaluations and medication management in the substance abuse treatment program (including Suboxone), serving in the PTSD program and participating in a research project.

    - Successfully practicing as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, working collaboratively in a respectful fashion with nurses, social workers, clerks, mid-level providers, and other physicians.  The psychiatrist will demonstrate effective communication skills in this collaborative work.

    - Serving, as directed by MHSL management, as primary or secondary supervising physician to midlevel providers.

    - Documenting the care provided in the electronic medical record in a timely and complete fashion.  Any additional data regarding patient care will be entered into the electronic record in a timely and complete fashion.

    - Completing appropriate clinical reminders within his/her area of clinical responsibility in the electronic medical record in a timely fashion.  S/he will be aware of "Performance Measures" that apply to the Psychiatry service, and will be collaborate in meeting those measures.

    - Maintain an unrestricted medical license.

    - Maintain training and waiver for provision of Suboxone as well as other psychiatric interventions deemed necessary by MHSL management.

    - Provide tele-mental health to patients as needed and directed by MHSL management.

    - Provide coverage, including on-call coverage, to the Togus Psychiatry inpatient unit as needed with proper notice and in conjunction with VAMHS rules.

    - The psychiatrist may be detailed to other VAMHS clinical sites as directed by MHSL management.

    Administrative Responsibilities (5% of time)

    - Perform administrative duties as assigned/required within the MHS programs (see "general" above).  Prior experience in administrative responsibilities is desirable.  Prior experience in new program development is desirable.  The ability to work successfully in collaboration with other administrative staff within VAMHS, the VISN, and at VA Central Office is essential.  The incumbent must demonstrate independence, flexibility and creativity while operating within the demands and constraints of the VA system.

    - Serve on Medical Staff Committees, or represent Psychiatry on Medical Center projects or initiatives as directed by MHSL management.  Teaching trainees and/or participating in MHS research projects as directed by MHSL management.

    Academic Responsibilities (5% of time)

    - Consulting to other medical center staff and trainees.

    - Training medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as directed by MHSL management.

    - Supervising patient care activities of medical students, residents and other trainees as directed by MHSL management.

    Work Schedule:  permanent, full-time days

    Functional Statement/Scope of Practice Title/#: Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinic/000000

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    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/478678900. 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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