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Staff Psychiatrist (Southwest CBOC)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Job Description:

The Staff Psychiatrist will provide inpatient and/or outpatient psychiatric and medical care to the veterans presented at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Screen, evaluate and admit or enroll patients to psychiatry programs.
  • Order diagnostic studies for patients
  • Provide psychiatric on-call coverage (this is mandatory for all staff)
  • Provide psychiatric consultation-liaison coverage, as assigned.
  • Prescribe Buprenorphine or Clozapine.
  • Prescribe evidenced based pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.
  • Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and medications.
  • Provide telephone consultations with patients and family members.
  • Teach and supervise medical students, PA students, psychiatry residents and fellows. This position may be in General Mental Health of co-located in Primary Care as part of the Primary Care/Mental Health (PC/MH) Integration Team. Modality of care my include tele-health from a VA owned/leased facility or tele-health from the provider's home directly into the Veteran's home (Contingent upon approval from Chief, Mental Health). Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Southwest CBOC, Goodyear, Arizona The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine. Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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.
    • Completion of 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.
    • Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible 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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019The Staff Psychiatrist will provide inpatient and/or outpatient psychiatric and medical care to the veterans presented at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
      • Screen, evaluate and admit or enroll patients to psychiatry programs.
      • Order diagnostic studies for patients
      • Provide psychiatric on-call coverage (this is mandatory for all staff)
      • Provide psychiatric consultation-liaison coverage, as assigned.
      • Prescribe Buprenorphine or Clozapine.
      • Prescribe evidenced based pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders.
      • Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and medications.
      • Provide telephone consultations with patients and family members.
      • Teach and supervise medical students, PA students, psychiatry residents and fellows. This position may be in General Mental Health of co-located in Primary Care as part of the Primary Care/Mental Health (PC/MH) Integration Team. Modality of care my include tele-health from a VA owned/leased facility or tele-health from the provider's home directly into the Veteran's home (Contingent upon approval from Chief, Mental Health). Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Southwest CBOC, Goodyear, Arizona To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
        • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
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