Physician Psychiatrist Job

Vacancy No. JU-T38-012-17-GW-1858498-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/30/2016 Close Date 11/28/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Dothan, AL
  • Fort Rucker, AL
  • Monroeville, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Tuskegee, AL
** Additional Locations are listed below. **
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 11/30/2016

Closes Tuesday 11/28/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1858498


The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The primary duty station for these positions are Montgomery, Tuskegee, Monroeville, Dothan, Ft. Rucker and Columbus, GA. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

Our Mission: 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?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is seeking professional Psychiatrist to complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments for the treatment of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse in the Mental Health Service Line. The employee performs a full range of psychiatrist assignments in a full-functioning capacity. Extensive independent judgment is required to carry out assignments that have substantial impact on services provided. The continuous literature review to secure available guidelines, theories, principles, and practices addressing treatment and stabilization management of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse.

* Participates in interdisciplinary Mental Health team to provide comprehensive mental health services in the assigned clinical setting.

* Participates in the screening, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all referred patients.

* Completes appropriate follow-up examinations and medication management of assigned patients.

* Reviews medical information on all referred and assigned patients.

* Treats mental health needs for all referred and assigned patients.

* Consults with patients, their families, other medical professionals, attorneys, and other appropriate persons to interpret clinical findings.

* Leads, facilitates and coordinates treatment planning and assigns person responsible for following-up on established goals and objectives.

* Provides formal and informal direct supervision and didactic time to residents and trainees, as established per CAVHCS policies and School of Medicine affiliated programs.

* Provides formal and informal direct supervision to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners. 

* Provides immediate feedback to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners and evaluation comments for their annual performance appraisals.

* Directs and instructs nurses, other professional support staff, attendants, and residents in the care and treatment of patients

* Prescribes medications for the treatment of physical and psychological disorders, within approved clinical privileges.

* Attends and participates in general and teaching conferences as assigned.

* Pursues and receives advanced training in the field of pharmacological, behavioral, cognitive and motivational therapies, crisis interventions and treatment compliance to enhance these areas of expertise for all CAVHCS.

* Provides consultation services to other disciplines within Mental Health, across service lines and the VISN.

* Plans, develops and implements formal education activities.

* Provides coverage for other inpatient Psychiatrists and required.

* Serves a Psychiatrist Officer of the Day for on-call duties during non-administrative hours, weekends and holidays as assigned.

* Abides to all patient Care, Documentation policies and ECMS Bylaws.

Work Schedule: (8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday) Weekends & Evenings Occasionally
Functional Statement Title: 000000

FIRST CUTOFF DATE: Dec 6, 2016 Applications received by the first cutoff date will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every two weeks until the closing date (November 28, 2017) or a selection is made.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be Required to provide services for All CAVHCS locations.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation incentives May be Authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Job Requirements
Additional Information
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Dothan, AL
    • Fort Rucker, AL
    • Monroeville, AL
    • Montgomery, AL
    • Tuskegee, AL
    • Columbus, GA
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System


Gregory J. Webster
Phone: (334)727-0550x5449


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
215 Perry Hill Road

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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