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Staff Physician Psychiatrist Job in WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Staff Physician Psychiatrist Job in WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Vacancy No. WF-17-MB-MHC-1915028-BU-SR 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 2/15/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
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Staff Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • West Palm Beach, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 2/15/2017

Closes Friday 12/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens (Non-U.S. Citizens May Be Appointed Only If It Is Not Possible To Recruit Qualified U.S. Citizens)
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1915028

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.

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/

Applicants will be referred as they apply. The first referral date will be Monday, February 27, 2017. Applicants will then be referred every subsequent Monday thereafter until the vacancies are filled.

Recruitment or Relocation Incentives may be offered to a highly qualified candidate.


The West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for several Psychiatrists. The Psychiatrists will perform a variety of functions within Mental Health and Behavioral Science (MH&BS) Service. This is a full time position which requires at least 40 hours per week. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing psychiatric examination, evaluation, comprehensive psychiatric treatment, consultation and follow up to outpatients and inpatients within the medical center and in the outlying clinics, as well as, making referrals to other providers and services and collaborating with other providers in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Participating in patient satisfaction, quality assurance and utilization programs, including but not limited to peer reviews, open and closed record reviews, clinical pertinence reviews, morbidity and mortality reviews, and intensive reviews (Root Cause Analyses) and responding to patient advocate requests, Congressional inquiries and other quality of care/patient satisfaction reviews, as assigned.
  • Serving as the psychiatric liaison throughout the continuum of care between clinical and administrative services and other health care facilities with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the community at large.
  • Providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment to patients assigned to providers in other services.
  • Providing additional psychiatric opinions to other psychiatrists in the MH&BS Service when assigned/requested, including participation in case conferences and regular interdisciplinary treatment plan meetings.
  • Coordinating preventative health care needs according to guidelines and performance measures established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound psychiatric practice.
  • Maintaining an active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 8, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service, and its clinics.
  • Performing on-call duties as assigned on nights, weekends and holidays per rotating schedules.
  • Providing video teleconferencing for mental health evaluation, consultation and treatment (to outlying clinics).
  • Providing E-consults to providers requesting Mental Health consultation.
  • Providing mentoring to new psychiatrists joining the service in order to update them on VA procedures.
  • Providing collaboration with mid-level providers as indicated.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., may include evening, weekends, holidays and on-call.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Psychiatrist)/#000000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Darryl Brown
Phone: (561)422-8224


VHA West Palm Beach VAMC
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Human Resources Management Service
West Palm Beach

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

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