Physician Psychiatrist Job

Vacancy No. CBCR-10428200-19-CHZ Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $103,395.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/22/2019 Close Date 2/21/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
LAKE JACKSON, TXTOMBALL, TX


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 02/22/2019 to 02/21/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Salary

    $103,395 to $264,000 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; May include extended hours and weekends.

Locations

3 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

The Public: US Citizens only

Announcement number

CBCR-10428200-19-CHZ

Control number

525284800

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent is the Psychiatrist for the Mental Health Program, and is responsible for the provision of Mental Health treatment & 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.
    Qualifications:
    Board certified/eligible in Psychiatry. Must be a U.S. or Naturalized citizen. Must have a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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