The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting for aboard eligible/board certifiedPsychiatrist at the McClellan VA Outpatient Clinic.The Psychiatrist supports our Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) efforts and is co-located in the Primary Care Clinic. The co-located model with Primary Care increases access (ease and timeliness) to a variety of mental health care services in a relatively non-stigmatizing environment. The PC-MHI Psychiatrist provides support to primary care physicians in managing uncomplicated mental health issues. The Psychiatrist consults with Primary Care physicians to provide education and guidance on initial prescription decision making, medication changes, and management of routine side effects. The Psychiatrist also provides pharmacological and non-pharmacological services to patients with mental health needs that can be managed in the Primary Care setting, and interfaces with the outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the coordination of care for Veterans who cannot be managed in the Primary Care setting.
McClellan is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area and is the star on the map of California - where you will find cultural attractions to inspire you, cutting-edge cuisine to impress you, history to enrich you and surprises to put a smile on your face. Venture out in any direction and you'll see why we're so fond of saying, `California begins here.' Northern California has a lot to offer to those seeking good weather and an abundance of outdoor activities whether you prefer, beach, mountains, snow,
etc. Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country.
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 8L:00am-4:30pm; Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT authorized for a high quality candidate.
Drug Testing: This is a test designated position. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
1. US Citizenship required.
2. Proficiency in written and spoken English.
3. MD or DO degree from an accredited institution.
4. Completion of first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.
5. 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.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:Board Certified in Psychiatry
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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: Physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, use of telephone/computers, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activity.
Reasonable Accommodations: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Resume *SF-50
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, you may send by fax to (916) 843-7078 or email to Crystal.Keeler@va.gov with reference to Vacancy ID# 1990808.