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Psychiatry Residency Program Director Job in CHILLICOTHE, OH

Psychiatry Residency Program Director Job in CHILLICOTHE, OH

Vacancy No. RW-16-JC-1532782-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $99,957.00 to $250,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/15/2015 Close Date 6/30/2017
Who may apply Public

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Job Title:Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:RW-16-JC-1532782-OCA


$99,957.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Wednesday, October 12, 2016




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1532782

This position is open until filled.


Chillicothe,Ohio is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance of historical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. Strong schools and affordable housing make Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

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.

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.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


The Psychiatry Residency Program Director will report to the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Research. The Program Director  will hold authority and accountability for the operation of the sponsoring institution's Psychiatry Residency Program which is primarily based at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The Residency Program Director will prepare and outline program educational goals and specific knowledge, skills, and other expectations of residents at each level of training and for each major program assignment. The Program Director will administer, organize, and maintain an educational environment conducive to educating residents in each Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency areas. Protected time will encompass 0.7 FTE for Residency Program Director duties. Clinical and/or research duties will encompass 0.3 FTE of duties for this position. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

·         Provide overall strategic direction for the program that aligns with the sponsoring institution’s and Chillicothe VA Medical Center long-term goals and strategies.

·         Assist with and oversee the quality of academic and clinical education in all program sites.

·         Attend required sponsoring institution meetings, and regularly engage with the Program Coordinator.

·         Ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures for all residents.

·         Serve as the first line of responsibility for oversight of difficulty or disagreement between residents and/faculty.

·         Maintain staff appointment and psychiatric privileges at sponsoring institution and Chillicothe VA Medical Center.

·         Ensure resident compliance with ACGME surveys.

·         Develop corrective action or correction of areas of non-compliance.

·         Disseminate policy and procedure to residents and faculty.

·         Establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship with active research components for residents and faculty.

·         Monitor duty hours and comply with ACGME requirements, adjusting schedules to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue.

·         Serve as an academic program leader to promote a culture of ethics and professionalism, lifelong learning, research, patient safety, quality, and responsiveness to patient needs.

·         Monitor resident supervision at all participating institutions (including out-rotations).

·         Oversee the delegation of patient care based on needs of the patient and resident skill level.

·         Assist with and oversee clinical components for the ACGME transition process.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 1st Shift 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Occasional evenings and weekends may apply.

Functional Statement Title: Statement of Duties Psychiatry Residency Program Director: Academic Affairs.  In additional, this position will have assigned clinical and/or research privileges.




  • U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • English Proficiency. Must be proficient in both written and spoken English.
  • Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

    -Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

    -Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

    -Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

  • Licensure and Registration. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement of continuing, active, current licensure   
  • Certification. Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
  • Physical Standards. Must pass pre-employment/pre-placement medical examination.

Preferred Experience: Applicant must meet all American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements for the Psychiatry Residency Program Director.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet grade requirements to qualify for this vacancy. This vacancy will be performing duties at the Senior and/or Chief Grade.  

Associate Grade. Meet Basic Requirements and qualify to perform general duties under supervision.

Full Grade. Meet requirements for Associate Grade, and have completed additional training such as a second year of accredited residency, and/or experience to qualify for performance of general duties without supervision.

Intermediate Grade. Meet requirements for Full Grade and completed additional training such as an accredited residency in an area not directly related to the specialist area, and/or experience to qualify for performance of general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision.

Senior Grade. Have demonstrated recognized professional attainment such as:

1)Past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school, or

2) Completed an accredited residency in the specialty area of Psychiatry, (preferred) or

3) Current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in the specialist area of Psychiatry, or

4) Have comparable achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or research activities.

Chief Grade. Meet the requirements for Senior Grade plus have attained additional recognition in clinical, administrative or research areas. Such recognition may be demonstrated by:

1) Certification by an American Specialty Board, (preferred) or

2) Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguishes the physician as having the highest professional qualifications in the specialist area, such as: (a) Past or present faculty appointment at a professional level in an accredited medical school, or (b) Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area of psychiatry or in a related area to which assigned and unusual professional attainment such as:

1) Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or

2) Officer in a State or National professional medical organization, or

3) Directorship of a hospital or large clinic.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standards, dated April 15, 2002.

PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.  You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.   If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Work is typically performed in a clinical setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts which require safety precautions typical of hospitals, offices, and meeting rooms. Some work is performed in a setting away from the office where the environment cannot be controlled. There may be occasional risk or physical harm that may require precautions and training.



Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed.  For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.


VA Physicians are eligible for generous salaries with Annual Performance Bonuses, excellent insurance packages that can be taken into retirement, Federal Pension PLUS 5% Thrift Savings Plan matching, 26 Days annual leave, 10 paid holidays, and in addition recruitment incentives that may be authorized.


***Eric Cepek Chillicothe VA Medical Center Healthcare Recruiter, may be contacted directly with questions or concerns regarding this vacancy announcement, at Eric.Cepek@va.gov or at (740) 773-1141 extension 7549.***


It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.


All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to receive consideration.

1.  To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.  Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE:  It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


Note: All applicants are required to submit their Resume/CV.

Resumes must include information such as: 

1.    How to contact the applicant

2.    Descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number

3.    Education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; and other information, such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc.

4.    Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the applicant's level of experience.

5.     Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), applicants should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
   ·Other (Form 10-2850- Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrist and Chiropractors)
   ·Other Veterans Document


Chillicothe VAMC and CBOC applicants must submit:


-Occupational Questionnaire

-Most current Performance rating or Appraisal



All other applicants must submit:


-Occupational Questionnaire


-Current, full and unrestricted licensure to practice medicine


Applicants may submit the additional below items:

-Most current Performance rating or Appraisal (if applicable)

-SF-50 (if applicable)


-Proof of Board Certified Residency in Psychiatry




-VA Form 10-2850- Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrist and Chiropractors

Link to Required Form: VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrist and Chiropractors (Available at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)


Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional informati


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.  Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options.  The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is1532782

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH


After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.


You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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

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