The incumbent functions as Psychiatrist for Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) section of Mental Health Care Line (MHCL). The MEDVAMC is recruiting academic psychiatrists at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. MEDVAMC is a tertiary care facility committed to excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. Nearly 4,000 employees provide high quality care and services to more than 100,000 Veteran patients. The MEDVAMC provides clinical training for healthcare professionals through affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine and 86 other educational and research institutions. The MEDVAMC supports research under the MEDVAMC Research & Development program and is the site for a Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC).
CRRC is a Community based resource and referral center that provides access to both VA and community services to help veterans prevent or end homelessness through on-site collaboration with multi-agency, multidisciplinary programs and supportive services that provide access to stable housing, health care, job development programs, and other VA and non-VA benefits. The primary goal of the CRRC is to provide rapid and comprehensive housing related services to Veterans who are experiencing homelessness, especially the chronically homeless, and to assist at-risk Veterans in maintaining their current housing. CRRC is committed to increasing access to homeless services by creating a welcoming environment for integrated service delivery.
Duties include psychiatric screening/evaluation, completing a full psychiatric assessment, psychiatric medication management, counseling/education, crisis intervention and coordination of the veteran's overall mental health care and treatment for a diagnostically diverse population. Treatment will include a multi-disciplinary approach of managing the physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of the veteran patients. The Psychiatrist will be working very closely with teams of social workers, Primary care physician, nursing staff, psychologist and administrative staff providing on-site as well as outreach services through Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program in Mental Health Care Line at Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center.
Work schedules: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (may be required to work weekends, evenings or other irregular tours of duty).
Functional Statement Title/#: Mental Health Care Line Physician - Psychiatrist
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.
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
- 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements:?, Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure 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 information.
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 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 is 1929665.
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.