DUTIES: The Coatesville VAMC is a 472-bed facility with psychiatry, primary care and nursing home units that serves as the tertiary center for the eastern half of Veteran's Integrated Service Network 4 (PA, NJ, DE) for veterans who have served our nation from World War I to the current global conflict. All ofthe units have PA's/Internists managing medical issues. The psychiatrist(s)will have a strong mix of both clinical and administrative skills, and should be familiar with a wide range of psychiatric programs. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience in providing care for homeless veteran patients who reside ina residential treatment program; acute and chronic psychiatric conditions, substance abuse disorders, geriatric psychiatry, and all forms of serious mental illnesses. The Psychiatrist(s) will work in concert with other clinical staff contributing to the achievement of quality of care, efficiency, and improvement in patient processing and satisfaction. The psychiatrist is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values and a commitment to excellence. Call by pager off campus typically limited to two (2) weekdays and one (1) weekend per month. Board Certification by the ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) is preferred.
The Coatesville VAMC has a teaching affiliation with Drexel University School of Medicine and the incumbent may be expected to teach third-year medical students.
TOUROF DUTY: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applications will be accepted from Citizens of the United States and/or nationalswho possess a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are (1) schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; and (3) schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of State, Territory, or Commonwealth, or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. The licensure and registration must be a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. Psychiatrists appointed to direct patient care must be proficient in spoken and written English and must meet all requirements for the position.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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.
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.
REQUIREMENTS (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment):
*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.
*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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
*Proficiency in spoken and written English.
*Physical requirements outlined below.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate Lifting (15 -44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-8 hours); Standing (6-8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other(VA 10-2850 see below for a link to the form)
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf)
Please use this checklist to make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 1956592.
NOTE: If you applied online, and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
- To fax your required/supporting documents you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1956592.
- Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 04, 2018 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
- Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.