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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia. CAVHCS has Psychiatrist openings at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Tuskegee, AL, Monroeville, AL and Columbus, GA and at the medical centers in Tuskegee and Montgomery, AL.Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is seeking professional Psychiatrist to complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments for the treatment of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse in the Mental Health Service Line.The employee performs a full range of psychiatrist assignments in a full-functioning capacity. Extensive independent judgment is required to carry out assignments that have substantial impact on services provided.The continuous literature review to secure available guidelines, theories, principles, and practices addressing treatment and stabilization management of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse.Duties Include:* Participates in interdisciplinary Mental Health team to provide comprehensive mental health services in the assigned clinical setting* Participates in the screening, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all referred patients* Completes appropriate follow-up examinations and medication management of assigned patients* Reviews medical information on all referred and assigned patients* Treats mental health needs for all referred and assigned patients* Consults with patients, their families, other medical professionals, attorneys, and other appropriate persons to interpret clinical findings* Leads, facilitates and coordinates treatment planning and assigns person responsible for following-up on established goals and objectives* Provides formal and informal direct supervision and didactic time to residents and trainees, as established per CAVHCS policies and School of Medicine affiliated programs* Provides formal and informal direct supervision to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners* Provides immediate feedback to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners and evaluation comments for their annual performance appraisals* Directs and instructs nurses, other professional support staff, attendants, and residents in the care and treatment of patients* Prescribes medications for the treatment of physical and psychological disorders, within approved clinical privileges* Attends and participates in general and teaching conferences as assigned* Pursues and receives advanced training in the field of pharmacological, behavioral, cognitive and motivational therapies, crisis interventions and treatment compliance to enhance these areas of expertise for all CAVHCS* Provides consultation services to other disciplines within Mental Health, across service lines and the VISN* Plans, develops and implements formal education activities* Provides coverage for other inpatient Psychiatrists and required* Serves a Psychiatrist Officer of the Day for on-call duties during non-administrative hours, weekends and holidays as assigned* Abides to all patient Care, Documentation policies and ECMS Bylaws Board certified or board eligible by American Board of Psychiatry or Neurology (ABPN) required. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Occasional weekend calls)Qualifications Required:a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).b. Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.c. Licensure and Registration: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.d. Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical standards required by this position.e. English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required. Applicant must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry or Neurology.BENEFITS:Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional dollars and cents benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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