Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) Biloxi in Biloxi, Mississippi

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
5 vacancies in the following location:
  • Biloxi, MS
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (184 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (175 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1818782

Physician/Psychiatrist; VM-0602; MULTIPLE VACANCIES, Biloxi, MS

Announcement Number: RV-17-JB-1818782

Open Date: 10/5/2016 Close Date: 09/29/17


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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

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.

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. (Pending Available Funding VACO)


The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System announces vacancies for multiple full-time psychiatrists: We are looking for multiple self-motivated Psychiatrists to provide and lead proactive, recovery-oriented care for veterans in a team environment. Best candidates will also possess veteran-patient specific experience. These are full-time psychiatry positions (board eligible or board certified) for the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is a teaching site for the Tulane School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency and medical student training. Candidates for these positions should desire involvement in resident and medical student education and be suitable candidates for faculty appointments.

Inpatient Psychiatrist Physicians:

Provides direct care for inpatients manifesting a wide variety of serious psychiatric and psychosocial problems. The Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist has expertise in treating individuals with acute mood and/or psychotic disorders, PTSD, TBI, and other severe mental illness, often with comorbid substance use disorders. Responsibilities of the qualified Inpatient Psychiatrist Physician candidate include the following:

  • Works with interdisciplinary team members including other psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, addiction therapists, physician assistants, and clerks.

  • Provides initial psychiatric assessment of patients admitted to the psychiatric unit, documents clinical activity appropriately in the medical record, and shares responsibility for patient management with interdisciplinary team.

  • Serves as the team leader of the interdisciplinary treatment team and provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents and medical students.

  • As time permits, may participate in research and education projects. Depending on fluctuating staffing patterns and workloads, may be assigned to other programs within psychiatry.

  • Call schedule availability. Call coverage is from home and occurs on average one week out of every six weeks, usually consisting of telephone consultation.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist:

Responsibilities of the qualified candidate will include the following:

  • Develops consultation/liaison relationships with clinicians throughout the hospital.

  • Responds to routine, acute, or emergency consultation requests from the admission area, inpatient medical/surgical units, ICU, extended care, on-site nursing home, and emergency department.

  • Serves as clinical lead for the consultation/liaison Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, as well as supervises psychiatry residents and medical students.

  • As time permits, may participate in research and education projects. Depending on fluctuating staffing patterns and workloads, may be assigned to other programs within psychiatry.

  • Call schedule availability. Call coverage is from home and occurs on average one week out of every six weeks, usually consisting of telephone consultation.

Note: The duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g., Biloxi, Mississippi,Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama;Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida;Joint Ambulatory Care Center Pensacola

This is an open continuous announcement. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies as they occur before the closing date.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
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.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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. Preferred Experience:

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.

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; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Emotional and Mental Stability; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 1 hours; Both eyes required; Working alone

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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: $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452568900

Job Announcement Number: RV-17-JB-181782