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Psychiatrist

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Job Description:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

The Staff Psychiatrist will conduct initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up visits, consultations, group therapy/treatment, medication management and crisis assessment and intervention to Veterans with mood, anxiety, psychotic and other psychiatric disorders at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.

Responsible for providing psychiatric care in an outpatient setting, identifying Veterans' mental and medical health needs and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs.

The Psychiatrist will serve as the treatment team leader and may be responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting Veteran care and providing appropriate education for the Veteran and/or family members regarding the Veteran's care, illness and its management.

The treatment provided is in accordance with VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines as measured by the Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.

Work Schedule: 1st Shift - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Providers maybe expected to work on rotating weekends and be on a on call rotating schedule. Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center.

Functional Statement Title/#: Scope of Practice for Psychiatrists

The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure reportPhysical Requirements:

Light lifting, under 15 pounds

Light carrying, under 15 pounds

Use of fingers

Both hands required

Walking (intermittent)

Standing (intermittent)

Repeated Bending (intermittent)

Both legs required

Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4

Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other

Ability to distinguish basic colors

Hearing (aid permitted)

Mental and Emotional Stability

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


    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.None

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

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