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Physician- Psychiatry

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: North Chicago
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

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 panel.

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Responsibilities

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 pay.
  • 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' service.
  • 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Subject to on-call.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

  • Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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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 12/31/1959
  • 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 onboarding process

Qualifications

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:

  • 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 certifications.

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 5019

Education

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Waukegan , Physician- Psychiatry, Other , North Chicago, Illinois

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