WHO MAY APPLY
- Current, Permanent VAemployees only
The VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC) in White City, Oregon is seeking an experiencedPsychiatrist for our Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health position. The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Mental Health has primary responsibility for all aspects of administration, both within Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) and in the relationship of MHSL to the VA facility at large and its component service lines. The ACOS for Mental Health exercises supervisory, program management, and administrative responsibilities for various programs and disciplines, including a large Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation Service and Recreational Therapy. The incumbent reports to the facility Chief of Staff.
Facility Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Recruitment/Relocation incentives have not been authorized.
THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
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:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted; or
- 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;
- 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.
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.
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:
- 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
- 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).
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: Qualification standards for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part 2, Appendix G2, available in the local Human Resources Office.
All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
Physical Requirements - Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light Lifting, under 15 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Straight pulling; Pushing (1 hours); Use of fingers; Walking (1 hour); Standing (2 hours); Climbing, legs only; Both legs required; 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 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and Emotional Stability; Protracted or irregular hours of work; Working closely with others; Working alone.
Trial Period - New full-time, permanent appointments are required to complete a two year probationary period as specified in Title 38 USC 7403(b)(1)
Current federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, in order to receive consideration.
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(VA FORM 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form.
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 1955662.
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.