Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: North Chicago
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC),
located in North Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a full-time
Physician (Psychiatrist) to work in Geriatrics and Mental Health
Services. The Psychiatrist provides a broad spectrum of psychiatric
treatment and will serve as a collaborative member of a
multidisciplinary team in managing an inpatient/outpatient
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The primary duties of the Psychiatrist include:
- Psychiatric assessment;
- Psychiatric diagnosis;
- Psychiatric treatment planning;
- Psychiatric treatment to mentally ill veterans, recruits,
students, active duty personnel, dependents, retirees;
- Medication Management;
- Completion of fitness for duty evaluations for all active duty
personnel psychiatric assessment;
- Psychiatry resident education/teaching activities;
- Participation in Physician Peer Review;
- Participation in Performance Improvement activities;
- Participation in FHCC committees as assigned; and
- Participation in research.
If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an
excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest
healthcare networks, then the North Chicago VA is for you.
- VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of
their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician performance
- Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
- No physician employment contracts and no significant
restrictions on moonlighting.
- Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases,
annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and
biennial reviews of physician market pay.
- One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or
territory is accepted at this facility.
- 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13
days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays).
- Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years'
- 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Subject to
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job; non-citizens
may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to
screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a
verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who
refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist
- Competent in the management of individuals with a broad range
of clinical problems to include post-traumatic stress disorder,
traumatic brain injury, substance abuse disorders, and mood,
anxiety and psychotic disorders.
- The physician must possess and maintain current BLS and ACLS
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
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.
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