Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration PHYSICIAN - Psychiatrist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Cincinnati, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 12/2/2015 (325 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/1/2016 (40 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1561154

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.**

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Cincinnati is ranked 73rd out of the 100 Best Cities in the nation, according to The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! For more information, please visit our web site. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.



The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has multiple vacancies for Psychiatrists assigned to the Mental Health Care Line. Services are provided in the Psychiatric Emergency Center, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, acute detoxification medical beds, residential facilities, and outpatient psychiatry programs, including our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbents are responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations on new patients and following them for management of their psychiatric disorders. Incumbents diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in Veterans of both sexes in a wide age range. Incumbent must be well versed in the major treatment modalities. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participation in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs;

    • Working in multi-disciplinary teams; collaborating with Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants in the evaluation and treatment of the Veteram patients.
    • Supervising Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students

Staff Psychiatrists shall be responsible for inpatient and/or outpatient care, and graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research as appropriate. The incumbent shares on-call duties with other Psychiatrists.

Work Schedule:Various Shifts

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*: *

  • Citizenship - Citizen on the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • 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.

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: The duties of this position involves employees who advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work in one or more fields of medicine. The nature of duties and responsibilities is such that the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fundamental requirement. The functional requirements are as follows:

  • Moderate lifting of 15-44 pounds

  • Pushing 1-2 hours

  • Reaching above shoulder

  • Use of Fingers

  • Walking and Standing 2-8 hours

  • Kneeling 0-1 hours

  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

  • Specific visual requirement, able to visually examine

  • Depth perception

  • Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors

  • Ability to work closely with others

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*

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

Series & Grade: GS-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 422986700

Job Announcement Number: NV-VGo-16-1561154-BU