Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: January 5, 2019
The Psychiatrist duties include: Undertaking a spectrum of clinical duties that include, but are not limited to, providing general outpatient psychiatric treatment, psychiatric primary care and acute inpatient treatment as needed to an adult psychiatric population with diverse diagnoses including major affective disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and substance use disorders. Providing diagnostic assessment/evaluation and therapeutic interventions, treatment planning, psychiatric medication management, substance abuse counseling, monitoring of clinical response to treatment, inpatient psychiatric consults, coverage for the inpatient psychiatric ward as needed, adjustments in levels of care as necessary and other specialized services as required. 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: Strong mentoring skills and experience working with a multidisciplinary team. Extensive psychiatric experience treating a complex patient population. Currently active in a psychiatric practice. Demonstrates a high level of practice using evidence based medicine principles involving patients who have complex illnesses. Board certified with at least 3 years of current Psychiatric practice experience. 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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Youngstown , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Youngstown, Ohio
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