Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist - Outpatient) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 8/18/2016 (67 day(s) ago)

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

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1781337

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital is actively seeking a board certified or board eligible Psychiatrist to serve at our Coeur d'Alene Idaho Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The applicants will join a team providing compassionate care to our Nations Veterans. This is a salaried position. Benefits include malpractice coverage and generous paid vacation, sick, and CME package.

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?


Benefits include

Salaried position

26 days of annual leave yearly

13 days of sick leave yearly

Multiple Health Insurance Options

Group Life Insurance

Federal Employees Retirement System

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k) with matching funds

10 paid holidays

Malpractice coverage

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho. Coeur d'Alene has the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Idaho. The city is located about 30 miles east of the larger Spokane, Washington. The Coeur d'Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d'Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d'Alene itself.

There's something magical about Lake Coeur d'Alene that's hard to define, but it begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d'Alene reflecting across its waters at night.Barbara Walterscalled the city "a little slice of Heaven" and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit. It is also located near two major ski resorts, with Silver Mountain Resort to the east in Kellogg, and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to the north in Sandpoint



The psychiatrist provides recovery-oriented outpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment for a panel of Veterans who receive care at the VA's Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. As part of the facility's outpatient Mental Health Clinic, incumbent serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary mental health treatment team, working closely with colleagues of different disciplines to see that each Veteran's holistic health needs and goals for recovery are met. In all aspects of care, actively collaborates with the CBOCs primary care, mental health, and social support teams. May provide some psychiatric care via tele-health technologies. Contributes to training and supervision of psychiatric residents. Responsible to document all care provided in the agency's electronic medical record. Participates, as assigned, in quality assurance activities and peer chart reviews. Schedule may incorporate occasional weekend or evening coverage.

Work Schedule: 40 hours - M-F variable between 6:00am - 6:30pm; specific hours may be negotiable depending on the physician and facility needs. On occasion additional hours may be needed.

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 of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Preference will be give to those board certified / board eligible in Psychiatry.

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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

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.

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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 $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448104300

Job Announcement Number: VF-16-RKH-1781337