Physician (Psychiatry)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Closing date
Apr 29, 2023

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Summary

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.

Duties

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking qualified applicants to join our expanding Mental Health Program. We are seeking a board-certified/board-eligible Psychiatrist for a full-time position at the NMVAHCS Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP). The incumbent will provide direct psychiatric patient care, including initial assessments and ongoing treatment within a multidisciplinary outpatient team; perform psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post-deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and limited social support.

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in supporting this multidisciplinary team in providing excellent care to residential veterans. This includes effective communication and participation in team meetings, treatment planning, and ongoing collaboration with other staff to enhance delivery of comprehensive patient care..

The Raymond G. Murphy VAMC is a training site for University of New Mexico medical students and psychiatry residents. There will be an opportunity for a faculty appointment with the UNM Department of Psychiatry for qualified applicants. UNM faculty track and rank are dependent on qualifications.

Albuquerque is a historical location within the Land of Enchantment with a rich cultural history, renowned for its natural beauty and abounds with cultural, academic, and abundant in many outdoor opportunities all year long. The climate is extraordinary, with very mild winters and dry warm summers with cool evenings. Santa Fe is an exceptional setting for a fulfilling professional life and a well-balanced personal lifestyle.

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

RequirementsConditions of Employment

 

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.

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.
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
    [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
    (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
    Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
Please click here to view the full job description https://www.usajobs.gov/job/649796600 

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