The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting a full-time, board prepared/board certified Psychiatrist in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at the Chico VA Outpatient Clinic in Chico, CA. The Psychiatrist conducts history, mental status exams, and occasional brief physical exams; completes assessments and formulates diagnosis; develops treatment plans; and orders labs and/or radiological assessments for a wide variety of mental disorders, through a multidisciplinary team approach. The psychiatrist is responsible for the medication management for patients as indicated in the treatment plan as well as facilitation of medication support groups, evaluating and providing medical clearance for patients presenting to the clinic who may need psychiatric hospitalization, and assessment and intervention for patients presenting in crisis.
The city of Chico, CA embodies a combination of urban and rural assets that make it a destination place to live work and play. The local university and community college make Chico a learning community with a rich culture and young spirit inspiring creativity and critical thinking. With an average of 172 days of sun, there is plenty of time to enjoy the area's beautiful natural setting with parks, rivers, and rural settings where you can hike, ski, boat, hunt and fish. Chico is an affordable place to raise your family without compromising on the factors important to your family. There is a strong school system, well-regarded medical community, and a high level of public safety. With a 12-minute average commute time, work is not something you go away to - it's part of your lifestyle.
Work Schedule: Full-time (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends).
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT authorized for this recruitment.
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.
1. Must be United States Citizen. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.)
2. English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
3. Education - Degree of doctor of medicine or 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was complete.
4. Licensure - Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. 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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
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) *SF-50
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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# 1979538.