Opened Tuesday 8/2/2016
Closes Tuesday 8/1/2017
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1767328OUR 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?
**This vacancy will remain open until filled**
VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is the second busiest VA system in the nation and we are growing! Comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 4,000 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. VANTHCS also coordinates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic program throughout its 40-county primary service area to improve access to care for Veterans, 38 in North Texas and 2 in Southern Oklahoma. Through these four distinctive facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS offers a continuum of health care services to a Veteran population of approximately 500,000. Housed on a 84-acre campus, Dallas VA Medical Center is the corporate headquarters for VANTHCS and serves as the tertiary referral center. Through its partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern), it also has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center. Primary care and multi-specialty outpatient clinics are also provided, making VANTHCS the second largest health care system based on number of patients seen.
As a VA Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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.
NOTE: Education and experience will be determined by a Compensation Panel to determine the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
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.
The North Texas VA Health Care
System is seeking a highly qualified motivated Staff
Psychiatrist for a General Outpatient Mental Health Team in the VA North Texas Health
Care System Mental Health Service (VANTHCSMHS) in Bonham, Texas.
MHS is closely affiliated with the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department
of Psychiatry. VANTHCS MHS provides a full range of mental health services
including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, forensics, psychosomatic
medicine, substance abuse subspecialty services, trauma services, psychosocial
rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer
support services, opiate replacement programs, Mental Health Intensive Case
Management, vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and
inpatient programs including an inpatient research unit. There is ongoing
active research in addiction psychiatry, PTSD, Disaster Psychiatry,
schizophrenia, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs
exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists,
social workers and nurses. Teaching opportunities are available for interested applicants.
clinical responsibilities include:
· Providing comprehensive psychiatric medical care (assessment,
consultation, treatment) to adult male and female patients of all ages including geriatric populations in the General Outpatient Mental Health
· Incumbent must be skilled in general outpatient
psychiatry and substance abuse, including diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy and
Work Schedule: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday -
Friday. No weekend calls and no after-hours coverage is required.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician / 000000; an
approved Scope of Practice (SOP) for Mental Health Service Physician Psychiatrists
is on file.
Associate Grade. Meet the basic
requirements. The individuals qualifies to perform general duties under
Grade. Meet the requirements for Associate grade and have
completed additional training, such as the second year of an accredited
residency, and/or experience which has qualified the individual to perform
general duties without supervision.
Grade. Meet the requirements for Full grade, and have
completed additional training such as an accredited residency in an area
not directly related to the specialty are to which the individual is being assigned,
and/or experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties
and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision.
Grade. Meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have
demonstrated recognized professional attainment such as:
(1) Past or present faculty appointment
in an approved medical school
Completion of an accredited residency program in the specialist area to which
the individual is being assigned or in a related area,
(3) Current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in
the specialty area to which the individual being assigned or in a related area,
(4) Comparable achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or
Experience: This position requires ongoing treatment and examination of Veterans to include evaluation and administration of psychopharmacotherapy. Buprenorphine Certification is highly preferred in order to meet the duties required for this position.
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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook
5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human
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: Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others.
The work may require extreme patience in controlling one's emotions. The work may require using appropriate technique to physically restrain clients who present a danger to self or others. The work may also require assisting physically disabled clients and may include lifting them.
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 of physical harm that may require special precautions and training.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA
physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
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.
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.
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NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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