Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Flint, MI
  • Jackson, MI
  • Toledo, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 1/1/2016 (300 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise –"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Selections will be made from the best qualified candidates without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, age, or handicap or membership in a labor organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any accommodations for any aspect of the hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision to grant reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).




Position Summary/Duties:

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), in partnership with Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, is actively recruiting a psychiatrists for new, full-time (part-time considered) primarily outpatient clinical track position at the Clinical Instructor level or higher. The ideal candidate will have - expertise in psychiatric assessment and management of patients across a broad diagnostic range; interest and ability to work in well supported highly interdisciplinary teams; active participation in supervision and education of medical students, psychiatry residents and allied health trainees; interest in/track record of program improvement and academic activities/achievements and; interest in/track record of medical leadership.

The VA Ann Arbor MH Service is a Partner Affiliate of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School. You will be joining a vibrant mental health service with academically active fellow psychiatry and psychology faculty and a full complement of interdisciplinary professional and support staff (total over 180+ strong). Salaries are competitive with several additional benefits. Faculty have full and free access to University of Michigan library system, weekly U of M and VA grand rounds, and a yearly professional development fund for conferences and self-education. The VAAAHS Mental Health Service prides itself on clinical excellence, collegiality/teamwork, academic enrichment, and support of academic development by leveraging our strong program evaluation/research strengths for interested clinical faculty.

Specific duties will be position dependent and include providing comprehensive psychiatric care for veterans in Ann Arbor/Flint/Jackson/Toledo, as well as training and participation in Clinical Video Conferencing (Tele-psychiatry). Responsibilities also include providing as needed on site coverage in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System sites including hospital based programs. Duties also include supervision of psychiatric trainees as well as contributing to the academic mission of the service. Medical leadership opportunities will be considered for candidates with a strong interest and a track record.


Candidates should be board eligible/certified in Psychiatry, have strong broad clinical (outpatient and hospital based settings) and leadership skills and ability to adapt and work flexibly in/with several multidisciplinary teams. Specialty board eligibility/certification is considered but not required (Geriatric/Addiction/Psychosomatic). Experience with Telepsychiatry is preferred but not required.

Candidates should qualify for an appointment to the University of Michigan Medical School faculty as a Clinical Track Instructor (or higher) level in Psychiatry. Faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School requires national academic recognition with demonstrated skills in clinical care, teaching and administration.

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan are equal opportunity employers.

Loan Repayment Program:The VA offers the possibility of loan repayment programs. This is contingent on – a. Eligibility of the candidate; b. Necessary approvals and; c. Availability of funds.

Tour of Duty: Regular VA tour of duty is 8 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F though this might be flexible based on the needs of the service. Additionally, all physicians are expected to participate in the On Call and coverage schedule.

VA/UM split effort: 8/8th VA

NOTE:This is an open and continuous job opportunity announcement. The first certificate can be issued a minimum of fifteen business days after the opening date. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. This announcement may close at any time once all positions are filled.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Not usually required but limited travel might be required based on clinical and service needs.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.



Veterans Health Administration

1. COVERAGE. Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.


a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

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.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate’s credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (See chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)

c. Licensure and Registration

(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.**

d. First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate’s acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

e. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at **

NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.*

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 424318100

Job Announcement Number: AD-16-JAM-1581017-4CA-BU