Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Psychiatrist in Lufkin, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Lufkin, TX
  • Texas City, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 2/19/2016 (244 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 2/17/2017 (120 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1629832

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.

Note:This position is open until filled. A certificate will be reviewed issued every two (2) weeks as needed.

Note:Relocation/Recruitment incentives has been authorized for highly qualified applicants.



The position is located in the Mental Health Clinic of the Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic in Lufkin, Texas – a satellite of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. This staff Psychiatrist position is for an outpatient setting at a community based VA clinic, working with a multidisciplinary mental health team treating Veterans with a full range of diagnoses including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse. The duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychiatric medication management Supervision of a Nurse Practitioner
  • Coordination of the Veteran's overall mental health care (including referrals for psychotherapy and monitoring therapy progress), and
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule; Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30pm; (some extended hours and/or weekends may be required); Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Psychiatrist CBOC

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*: *

  • United States Citizen.
  • 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: Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

Security Clearance


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: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 429942800

Job Announcement Number: JP-16-CCa-1629832-BU