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Physician - Psychiatrist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Physical Address

Montgomery, AL 36107
Job Description

Physician – Psychiatrist

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

  1. Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)


- ##### Open & closing dates

05/14/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

VM 15

- ##### Salary

$104,843 to $264,000 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule




Montgomery, AL Few vacancies

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

FIRST CUTOFF DATE: Applications received by the first cutoff
date, May 21, 2019, will be referred first. Applications of
qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be
referred to the selecting official once every week, as needed, until
the closing date (December 31, 2019) or selections have been made.


Learn more about this agency

  1. Responsibilities

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’s) in: Dothan, Alabama; Ft. Rucker,
Alabama; Monroeville, Alabama; Columbus, Georgia; and the Montgomery
Alabama VA Clinic.The primary duty station for this position is at
the Montgomery Campus. The incumbent may be required to work on site
at the other locations as required.

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.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 430 PM -
Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – The primary duty station for this position is at
the Montgomery Campus. The incumbent may be required to work on site
at the other locations as required.

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

- Requirements

  1. Conditions of Employment

- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Participation in the Seasonal Influenza Program

  1. Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
Basic Requirements:
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board certified

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.

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).

  1. Education

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.
For further information, visit:

  1. Additional information

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).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at
VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.

  1. How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will
be verified.
Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine
your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range liste

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