Physician - Psychiatrist
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: June 7, 2021
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You
must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in
accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within
four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000)
and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the
VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete
review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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Clinical services are provided by a physician who has completed
residency training in Psychiatry. S/he must be qualified to
diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according
to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.
- Core privileges: admission, evaluation, diagnosis, and
provision of treatment including consultation to adult patients
presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional
disorders. Privileges include providing consultation to other
physicians regarding mental health, behavioral or emotional and
geriatric disorders, pharmacotherapy, and group and family therapy,
behavior modification, consultation to the courts, and emergency
psychiatry as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests,
and prescribing medications. Core privileges also includes care of
the ambulatory medically ill patient, including the prescription
and ordering of non-psychiatric medications and performing medical
history and physical examinations.
- Manage a panel of patients s/he follows on a regular basis and
may also see unscheduled patients.
- Providing medication management services.
- Coordinate patient care, develop and present treatment plans to
the multidisciplinary treatment team; initiates consults,
referrals, and psychotherapy as indicated; documents clinical
activity in the Veteran's computerized medical record.
- Providing clinical support, guidance and oversight for the
Mental Health (MH) services of the Community Based Outpatient
Clinic (CBOC) MH staff and liaison to Primary Care as needed and
directed by Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) management.
- Serving on at least one Medical Center Committee, or
representing the MHSL on special Medical Center projects or
- Documenting the care provided in the electronic medical record
in a timely and complete fashion.
- Maintain training and waiver for provision of Suboxone as well
as other psychiatric interventions deemed necessary by MHSL
- Provide some inpatient coverage and on-call responsibility and
rotating weekday evening phone coverage.
Work Schedule: Administrative days, Monday-Friday with potential
for night, weekend and holiday coverage
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board certified/board eligible in
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: This position requires a pre-employment
physical. Eligible applicants 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. Depending on the essential duties of a
specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech
may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical
condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated
for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
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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