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Physician - Psychiatrist

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: September 9, 2018

Job Description:

Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical supervision of mid-level providers,

psychiatric advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate.

Required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted

clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques

and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations.

Other services include, but are not limited to, treatment common patient diagnoses to include anxiety

disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders,

Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other Serious Mental Illnesses,

Dementia, mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries and any other psychiatric

interventions deemed necessary by Mental Health Service Line management.

The Psychiatrist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in, medical duties or

functions related to quality

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 - 4:30 (other hours required by service)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Participation in EDRP is contingent on the availability of EDRP funding and is not guaranteed.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: Board Certification Psychiatry

    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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability.None

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    • Resume


      VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Not required on initial application

      The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.


      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214
      • OF-306
      • Resume
      • SF-50

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