Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) in Daytona Beach, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Daytona Beach, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 9/19/2016 (37 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1809040

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? Officially established in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VA Medical Center includes the following facilities; a 120-bed Community Living Center and a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (located at the Lake Nona Campus), Outpatient Clinics in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, and Orange City. Our new medical center is currently open for many outpatient services and will continue to open more services, including inpatient beds and an emergency department, throughout 2016. The new 65-acre medical campus has 134-inpatient beds and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

* EDRP: The candidate selected to fill this position may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Department of Veteran Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).*


The VA Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, is seeking a full-time Psychiatrist who is preferably Board Certified or Board Eligible.

Psychiatrist will evaluate, diagnose, treat, provide consultation and perform history and physical examinations to adult patients presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional disorders, utilizing all forms of psychological and social treatment including medications. Privileges include providing consultation with physicians in other fields regarding mental, behavioral or emotional disorders, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, behavior modification, consultation to the courts, and emergency psychiatry as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests, and prescribe medications. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Treatment and professional duties as outlined in the incumbent's clinical privileges, as noted in our credentialing process; some of which are listed below:
  • Initial Psychiatric Evaluation of veterans to establish diagnosis and management plan, to develop a treatment plan including medication management, ordering of pertinent laboratory and radiology tests, and disposition of these patients.
  • Enter all diagnostic and treatment information, and related reports into the computerized patient record system (CPRS) on the day of the visit. Documentation of health care provided, including all physician orders, must satisfy Department of Veteran Affairs and local VAMC policies/procedures, as well as meet external accreditation agency requirements for safe delivery of patient care. The physician must possess computer skills to access the CPRS as utilized by the VAMC.
  • Prescribe medications for patients according to the established drug formulary at this facility. Variance form the formulary should occur only when clinically indicated and in compliance with the procedures established.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed.

The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the New Lake Non campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shift on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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
    • ### Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

• 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. • Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board Certified/Eligible in Psychiatry
  • Effective interpersonal relation and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Must demonstrate creative and innovative problem-solving abilities and patient advocacy
  • Performs duties independently, exhibiting initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to perform accurate physical assessments and make sound clinical decisions.
  • Delivers the best patient care possible.

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, Appendix G2., Physicians Qualififcations Standards

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.* 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: light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking; both legs required; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action. They are:

  1. Receipt of application.
  2. Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.
  3. Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
  4. Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).

We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:

Other Information

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

This is a bargaining unit position.

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify James Leafgreen, Human Resources Specialist, at 407-631-4811. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

EDRP:The candidate selected to fill this position may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Department of Veteran Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.The Orlando VA Medical Center strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race or color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, language, physical or mental disability, socio-economic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Salary Range: $190,000.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to US Citizens

Control Number: 451374000

Job Announcement Number: ZY-16-DR-1809040-BU