Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Muskogee, OK, USA
Apr 01, 2020Full time
The incumbent will work in Behavioral Medicine Service at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. The incumbent will work as a member of a disciplinary health care team collaborating with other services as needed to provide mental health care to veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System. 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: 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. For further information, visit: Duties include but are not limited to the following: The incumbent is responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations and comprehensive consultations on new clinic referrals, and follow-up and management of all psychiatric disorders. The incumbent has autonomous responsibility for patients with a wide range of complex psychosocial concerns and must be well versed in a variety of treatment modalities. Coordinates care for patients to assure the care is timely, appropriate, of high quality, and cost effective. Provides professional assessment, coordination, and planning of all mental health disorders. Safely prescribes interventions of treatments which may include the prescriptions of medications. Incumbent is responsible and accountable for the continuous and comprehensive healthcare management of a broad range of health services, which include but are not limited to, promotion of mental health, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions/diseases, management of health care during the acute and chronic condition phases of illness. The incumbent will be responsible to review documentation and provide supervision as needed to Mid-Levels (PA/NP). Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; may include extended hours and some weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) has been authorized; but, not guaranteed for this position.-You must first apply for EDRP within four (4) months of this appointment. HR will assist you in completing the packet for submission but please don't wait until the last minute.-Should EDRP be approved you will be required to remain in this HR Smart Position Number for the term of the EDRP approval.-Should you decide to apply for a different position within that period, and are selected/reassigned, your EDRP authorization will be stopped.(EDRP is paid out every 12 months as a reimbursement to amounts you have paid to an institution within the preceding 12 months. It is not calculated on a monthly basis nor pro-rated but as a lump sum. A RECRUITMENT/ RELOCATION INCENTIVE may be available for an eligible highly qualified candidate upon selection.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020. 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. 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: moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); light lifting (under 15 lbs); use of fingers required; Walking (up to 4 hrs); Standing (up to 1 hr);depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability. Applicant must be willing to undergo a pre-employment physical that may involve a drug screening test.