Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) in Monroeville, Alabama

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Monroeville, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Tuskegee, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 12/7/2015 (320 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 12/6/2016 (45 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1572425

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The primary duty station for these positions are Montgomery, Tuskegee and Monroeville Campus. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

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?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is seeking professional Psychiatrist to complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments for the treatment of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse in the Mental Health Service Line. The employee performs a full range of psychiatrist assignments in a full-functioning capacity. Extensive independent judgment is required to carry out assignments that have substantial impact on services provided. The continuous literature review to secure available guidelines, theories, principles, and practices addressing treatment and stabilization management of patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuse.

* Participates in interdisciplinary Mental Health team to provide comprehensive mental health services in the assigned clinical setting.

* Participates in the screening, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all referred patients.

* Completes appropriate follow-up examinations and medication management of assigned patients.

* Reviews medical information on all referred and assigned patients.

* Treats mental health needs for all referred and assigned patients.

* Consults with patients, their families, other medical professionals, attorneys, and other appropriate persons to interpret clinical findings.

* Leads, facilitates and coordinates treatment planning and assigns person responsible for following-up on established goals and objectives.

* Provides formal and informal direct supervision and didactic time to residents and trainees, as established per CAVHCS policies and School of Medicine affiliated programs.

*Provides formal and informal direct supervision to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.

*Provides immediate feedback to assigned Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners and evaluation comments for their annual performance appraisals.

  • Directs and instructs nurses, other professional support staff, attendants, and residents in the care and treatment of patients

  • Prescribes medications for the treatment of physical and psychological disorders, within approved clinical privileges.

*Attends and participates in general and teaching conferences as assigned.

* Pursues and receives advanced training in the field of pharmacological, behavioral, cognitive and motivational therapies, crisis interventions and treatment compliance to enhance these areas of expertise for all CAVHCS.

*Provides consultation services to other disciplines within Mental Health, across service lines and the VISN.

*Plans, develops and implements formal education activities.

* Provides coverage for other inpatient Psychiatrists and required.

*Serves a Psychiatrist Officer of the Day for on-call duties during non-administrative hours, weekends and holidays as assigned.

* Abides to all patient Care, Documentation policies and ECMS Bylaws.

Work Schedule:**(8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday) Functional Statement Title: 000000

FIRST CUTOFF DATE: Dec 21, 2015 Applications received by the first cutoff date will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every two weeks until the closing date (December 7, 2016) or a selection is made.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized.
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*: *

  • 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.

Preferred Experience: Board Certification is preferred. However, Board eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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.

Permanent Change of Station Expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veteran Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station authorization includes the relocation of a household and travel expenses to new location due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. PCS expenses for non-VA employees are limited. For more information go to

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 to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under);use of fingers; both hands required; Walking(up to 2 hours);Standing (up to 2 hours);Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Other Information

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 $250,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Control Number: 423390000

Job Announcement Number: JU-T38-079-16-Gw-1572425-BU