Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: September 4, 2020
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!Education Debt Reduction Program
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the
program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements
in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application
within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to
$200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined
by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. .
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
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- The position is in Mental Health Service in Psychiatry located
in the San Diego VA Medical Center (VAMC), La Jolla, CA, a teaching
hospital located next to the UC San Diego, providing a full range
of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well
as education and research. It is a 256 bed, level 1a, tertiary care
center, dedicated to providing both primary and specialized
outpatient/extended care, acute medical, surgical, intermediate and
- The VASDHS MHCL serves veterans who reside in San Diego and
Imperial Counties and provides general and specialized inpatient
and outpatient psychiatric services.
- Inpatient treatment includes general treatment for acute
psychiatric problems and a specialized program for alcohol and drug
- The Medical Center is closely affiliated with the University of
California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. In collaboration
with this affiliate, the VASDHS Psychiatry Service oversees the
training of psychiatry residents, fellows in psychiatry
subspecialties and third- and fourth-year medical students rotating
through the inpatient and outpatient settings.
- The Psychiatry Section in Mental Health Service is also
committed to the advancement of knowledge and health care practices
with member physicians playing a vital leadership role in basic
science, clinical and health services research.
- The responsibilities of this position will include the
provision of clinical psychiatric services for the treatment of
psychiatric and substance use disorders.
- The psychiatrist works primarily as a Staff Psychiatrist in any
of the following: the Mental Health Access (MHAC), Tele-mental
health clinic, any of the outpatient Mental Health Clinics at VAMC
San Diego, and PCMHI (Primary Care Mental Health Integration).
- The psychiatrist will provide a full continuum of evidence
based psychiatric services; including screenings, formal
psychiatric assessments, consultation, individual and group
treatment, and psycho-education.
- The psychiatrist should have advanced knowledge of the
treatment required by both chronic and acute psychiatric
- The psychiatrist will also be required to spend some time using
tele-psychiatry to conduct individual appointments with
- The psychiatrist will rotate with other physicians on a roster
for evening and weekend coverage of mental health programs.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Maybe authorized to highly
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLES
WILL BE ISSUED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL AS NEEDED TO FILL A VACANT
POSITION.Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have
completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which
has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some
specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff
physicians may also include attendings who train physician
residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs,
and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and
opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical Requirements: In Accordance With VA Directive and
Preferred Experience: Excellence in delivery of clinical/patient
care.- Excellence in medical knowledge.- Ability to ensure
timeliness/completeness of VA medical record documentation.-
Excellence in professionalism/professional standards (performance
and likely ratings on patient centered care, meeting attendance,
etc.)- Ability for collaboration/collegiality/being an outstanding
team player.- Excellent leadership/administrative skills.- High
quality teaching skills.- Ability to make academic contributions.-
Ability to make contributions to VA research/development of novel
evidence-based care for veterans.
Preferred Characteristic: Board Certified or Board Eligible
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.
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