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Staff Physician Psychiatrist Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Staff Physician Psychiatrist Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Vacancy No. VHA-671-1958405-17-OC-PJ-BU 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 5/17/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
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Staff Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 5/17/2017

Closes Friday 12/1/2017

  • Salary Range
    $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1958405

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

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

City of San Antonio Information: http://www.sanantonio.gov/

The staff psychiatrist will be located in one of the following clinics: the Audie L. Murphy Hospital, Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic, North Central Federal Clinic, Shavano Park Outpatient Clinic, Balcones Heights Outpatient Clinic, South Bexar Outpatient Clinic.  Depending on other activities, sufficient time must be allotted to teaching, research, and administrative duties, as appropriate.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on June 01, 2017, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after June 01, 2017, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. EDRP authorizes the VA to make debt reduction payments to certain recently appointed employees who have outstanding, qualifying educational loans.  This is contingent on the availability of funds. 

A relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant. Relocation expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Work Schedule: Typical work hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm (specific tour hours negotiable); weekend/evening hours may be required.


GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION: Psychiatry Service Staff Physicians provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Psychiatric Medicine. In addition to patient care, the psychiatrist may have responsibilities in other areas, such as educational and research.

Clinical duties include providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in both hospitalized and outpatient settings, identifying patients' mental and medical health problems and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs. The physician will be responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illnesses and its management. The position may require providing care through telehealth services and also may require performing compensation and pension exams as demands dictate. Tele-mental health assessments and treatment may be provided by telework. The care provided is to comply with clinical practice guidelines as measured by the External Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.

The staff physician is responsible for teaching house staff, medical students and other health professionals during ward rounds, clinics and in conferences and providing supervisory control and professional direction. As required, he/she will provide consultations throughout the medical center and compensation and pension examinations, and tele-mental health assessments and treatment. As required, will cover other duties as assigned to include holidays, weekends, evening hours and on-call coverage.

Physicians whose responsibilities include leadership and administration will be responsible for: enforcement of STVHCS polices, rules and regulations , and of the Medical Staff Bylaws; to provide leadership in the application of clinical practice to organizational processes and/or systems improving outcomes at the service level; to achieve excellent customer satisfaction; to assure compliance with clinical practice guidelines and to work collaboratively with others; to create a system to promote state-of-the-art acute, chronic and preventive mental health care; and to keep abreast of changes as appropriate. Also, those leaders who are involved in teaching programs and research are responsible to provide an environment supportive of education, training and research. Participate in the Peer Review process.

In addition, all physicians must meet the following qualifications:

Administrative Duties include, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities; HR; Staff Management; Time/Leave Management and Clinical Management.

Clinical Duties include, but are not limited to, Patient Care; Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal& Communication Skills; Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.

Education/Teaching Duties: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.

Research Duties, (if applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. Researchers are responsible for oversight of any research staff that they supervise.


A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

Functional Statement Title/#:  Staff Physician (Psychiatrist), Psychiatry Service.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Pamela R. Jones
Phone: (210)617-5300x14183


VHA South Texas HCS San Antonio
San Antonio

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

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