Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Supervisory Psychiatrist) in Augusta, Georgia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Augusta, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 8/31/2016 (54 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 1/30/2017 (98 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1790656

This is an open continuous announcement; eligible candidates will be referred beginning on 09/14/2016. Referrals will continue biweekly until the vacancy is filled.

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.

Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament and is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city. Please visit the official Augusta website to learn more about this ever changing and exciting city:

The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. This facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits.

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.* *

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

  • Relocation/Recruitment Incentive is negotiable for a highly qualified candidate.
  • Current permanent employees of the Charlie Norwood VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.

Functional Statement Title#: Physician / Psychiatrist

Location of position: Outpatient Health Clinics,*Mental Health Service Line:*

The Charlie Norwood VAMC, Augusta, GA is currently seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health Service Team for outpatient psychiatric services. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans and including on-call services.

  • General psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, but are not limited to, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy.

  • 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 of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standards

Citizenship: U.S Citizenship is required (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens). Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. Licensure: 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. English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, 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, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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: GS-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy)

Control Number: 449211100

Job Announcement Number: OD-16-LD-1790656-409