Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatry) in Toledo, Ohio

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

Opened Friday 8/12/2016 (73 day(s) ago)

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

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1776447

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?

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position.




Primary Care – Integrated Psychiatry – Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Position Summary/Duties:

Exciting, full-time, Clinical Track position at the Instructor level or higher is available for a psychiatrist with interest, expertise and experience in the specialized area of Primary Care based psychiatric care for patients in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), specifically in the Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Toledo, OH. Ideal candidates will have - expertise in psychiatric assessment and management of patients across a broad diagnostic range within Primary Care settings; interest and ability to work in well-supported highly interdisciplinary team; supervision and education of psychiatry residents and allied health trainees; interest /track record of program improvement and academic activities/achievements and; interest and track record of medical leadership.

Core responsibilities include providing integrated psychiatric care as part of a multidisciplinary team (primarily the Primary Care-Mental Health Service) but also across other services (e.g. Outpatient Psychiatry). Specific responsibilities include bringing psychiatric expertise to a multidisciplinary team of Primary Care clinicians to provide same-day assessments, consultations and time-limited treatments to primary care patients with mental health needs, and supervision of medication care management. The position will be responsible for the oversight and provision of emergency/transitional mental health services within the Clinic for patient in crisis. Thus collaboration within and across primary care and mental health services will be integral to the position.

Responsibilities also include providing as needed on site coverage in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System sites including hospital based programs. Duties also include supervision of psychiatric trainees as well as contributing to the academic mission of the service. Medical leadership opportunities will be considered for candidates with a strong interest and a track record. As well, participating in collaborative clinical program improvement and/or clinical research projects with existing research projects/researchers at the VA and the University of Michigan is encouraged.

The VA Ann Arbor Mental Health Service is a Partner Affiliate of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School.


Candidates should be board eligible/certified in Psychiatry, have strong broad clinical (outpatient and hospital based settings) and leadership skills and ability to adapt and work flexibly in/with several multidisciplinary teams. Specialty board eligibility/certification is considered but not required (Geriatric/Addiction/Psychosomatic). Experience with Telepsychiatry is preferred but not required.

Candidates should qualify for an appointment to the University of Michigan Medical School faculty as a Clinical Track Instructor (or higher) level in Psychiatry. Faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School requires national academic recognition with demonstrated skills in clinical care, teaching and administration.

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan are equal opportunity employers.

Loan Repayment Program:The VA offers the possibility of loan repayment programs. This is contingent on – a. Eligibility of the candidate; b. Necessary approvals and; c. Availability of funds.

Tour of Duty: Regular VA tour of duty is 8 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F though this might be flexible based on the needs of the service. Additionally, all physicians are expected to participate in the On Call and coverage schedule.

VA effort: Full-Time

NOTE:This is an open and continuous job opportunity announcement. The first certificate can be issued a minimum of fifteen business days after the opening date. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. This announcement may close at any time once all positions are filled.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Not usually required but limited travel might be required based on clinical and service needs.
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.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

DECEMBER 17, 2015





Veterans Health Administration

COVERAGE. Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.


a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted,


(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above:

Facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.


  • The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.*

c. Licensure and Registration.Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

(1) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(2) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure requirements may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic, or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations. In addition, the facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country. (See section B, chapter 3, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)


Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored

(38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to licensed physicians on VA rolls as of November 30, 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification.

d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


a. Staff Physician.None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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:

Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

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. 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: 447535700

Job Announcement Number: AD-16-JAM-1776447-BU