Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychiatrist in Brunswick, Georgia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Dublin, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 3/2/2016 (236 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1642293

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

The Mental Health Service Line at the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of a Board Certified/Board Eligible Psychiatrist to provide outpatient care or inpatient care to veterans at Carl Vinson VA. We are seeking psychiatrists with training and expertise in psychiatric care relevant to the care of the Veterans patients.

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.

Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive/Relocation Expenses May Be Authorized.

EDRP: The applicant selected for this position*MAY BE eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding*

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals 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. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to


Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Psychiatrist will provide primary health service delivery to an outpatient or residential rehabilitation treatment program veteran population at the Dublin Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Assigned duties include individual and family therapy. Will be required to provide tele mental health services.

  • Treatment will include comprehensive assessments of the physical, psychiatric, emotional, and social needs of individuals with diagnosis including (but not limited to): psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and organic mental illness.

  • Therapeutic and clinical services associated with this position will include treatment planning, medication management, and other specialized services as needed.

  • Candidates should be proficient in differential diagnosis, pharmacological interventions, psychotherapeutic services, and behavioral interventions and have experience/training working with adults.

  • Experience working with veterans diagnosed with PTSD is desirable.

  • Adheres to operational policies and procedures as established by VA leadership and the Mental Health Service Line Director.

  • Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services.

  • Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients.

  • Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures.

  • Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Mental Health Service Line Director (or designee) and facility Director.

  • Attends regular Mental Health Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, and complies with Mental Health Service Line peer review procedures.

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 12/31/19
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA Educational requirements.
  • 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: For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required. 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 competed. 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: 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 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.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: 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 VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. 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.

Veteran's 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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via US postal service within 2-4 weeks. Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Saturday, December 31, 2016.


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

Other Information

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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

Salary Range: $98,967.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 431383400

Job Announcement Number: OA-16-JLH-1642293-BU