Job ID: 289167868
Last Updated: 3/12/2015
Psychiatrist (Acute Psychiatry)
Portland VA Medical Center
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1315904
PLEASE NOTE: CURRENT, PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SHOULD APPLY TO JOB ANNOUNCEMENT VS-15-SJJ-1315952-MHC-BU IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VAPhysician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologicallyadvanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans though the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining thesalary of the applicant selected.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized.
Must possess a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Possessa 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.
Completed a first-year Psychiatry residency (Preferred candidates have, or will have, completed a U.S. General Psychiatry residency).
Proficient in spoken and written English.
Must beboard-certified or board-eligible in Psychiatry.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department ofEducation. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send aCertificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to received credit for that education.
Must possess a 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure; (4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary, however, there may be some walking, standing , bending, carrying of light items such as papers. books, small parts, or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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