The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System is seeking a full time staff Psychiatrist for consultation and Liaison (C&L), as well as, cross coverage for a 25-bed general psychiatric acute care ward for the Psychiatry service, which is affiliated with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
A psychosomatic fellowship and extensive experience in consultation/liaison is needed for this Psychiatry multifunctional clinical position with an emphasis on Consultation and Liaison (C&L) Services/Psychiatry services. The C&L is expected to provide robust educational experience for medical students and for psychiatry residents while working as a team with the medical psychologist assigned to the C&L service. It is also expected to be strong teaching environment for medical students and residents. This position will specifically manage assessment and initial treatment of acute mental health patients within the Emergency Department and providing appropriate disposition including admission.
The Psychiatrist should possess strong clinical skills to provide treatment for a range of mental health disorders relevant to Veterans and will provide a wide range of care including - high risk assessment and referral; intake/diagnostic and assessments; comprehensive treatment planning using patient centered and recovery-based models; evidence-based individual, group, and family therapy services to Veterans and their families; and case/care management services.
The staff psychiatrist will also provide cross coverage of the 25-bed general psychiatric acute care ward. Inpatient duties will include:
* Examines and evaluates each inpatient assigned on the day of admission or on the first working day thereafter.
* Ensures appropriate psychiatric history, physical exam, required lab data or other studies have been ordered and completed.
* Clearly establishes the legal status of the patient's admission (voluntary or involuntary). Orders and prescribes all necessary medical care, treatment and activity therapies.
* Maintains primary care responsibility for the physical condition of patients and obtains necessary consultations and referrals for non-psychiatric medical treatments. Reviews all reports, laboratory procedures, and consultations and assures appropriate action is taken.
The incumbent will rotate with other physicians on a monthly roster for weekend/holiday coverage, and week night backup for residents; and through affiliated institutions, may participate in education and training of psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology interns, and allied health trainees. As time permits, may participate in research projects. May be assigned to various programs within Psychiatry Service depending on fluctuating staffing patterns and workloads.
Preferred Experience: Psychosomatic Fellowship and extensive experience in Consultation/Liaison (C&L)
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM,rotating nights and weekends may be required.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Psychiatrist)/000000Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship: Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
- Education: 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.
- Licensure: 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.
- 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.
- English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical Standards: Physical requirements outlined below.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.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.
Physical Requirements:?, Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. A respirator medical evaluation is also required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1950517.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.