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Physician (Psychiatrist)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Job Description:

The incumbent is the Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program, and is responsible for the provision of Mental Health treatment and services for veterans enrolled in all of the various components of the program.

The incumbent:


  • Performs clinical work describing human behavior, determining the reasons for that behavior and predicting and/or modifying the behavior.
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations, and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness.
  • Prescribes medications as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses.
  • Promotes, supervises, and/or performs psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through group therapy sessions. Uses therapeutic techniques.
  • Based on data gathered through assessments, plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients.
  • Recommends appropriate therapy based on precedent and standards of the profession.
  • Therapy recommended is appropriate for the diagnosis involved and is considered among the most effective for the common condition involved.
  • Develops a comprehensive treatment plan for a wide range of abnormal behaviors.
  • Treatment includes adjusting therapy for the differential diagnosis of functional or organic disorders.
  • Prepares and presents a formal treatment plan to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Develops comprehensive treatment plans specific to the patient. The patients assigned often have multiple complicating factors (i.e., physical disabilities, lack of support or resources) or other external or environment considerations that complicate treatment.
  • Oversees other professionals and/or works as a key team member providing comprehensive psychiatric and medical care for a group of individuals.
  • Promotes a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment staff.
  • Conducts psychotherapy in difficult, multifaceted cases.
  • Over sees the treatment performed by medical students and psychiatry residents and instructs them in the typical patterns of progression of mental illnesses during treatment.
  • Identifies characteristics of progress and adjustments to treatment that are typical in certain circumstances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Work Schedule: - 4:30 pm; May include extended hours and some Saturdays

    If you would like to learn more about this opportunity from a National Physician Recruitment Consultant, forward your CV and contact information to CINDY.ZAFAR@VA.GOV.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.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Board certified/eligible in Psychiatry.

      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 (15 lbs and under); Light carrying (15 lbs 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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

      • VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS
      • Resume


        VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

        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.


        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS
        • Resume
        • SF-15
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

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