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Physician / Psychiatry / Alabama / Permanent / Psychiatrist Practice Opportunity

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) located in Montgomery and Tuskegee, AL is searching for a BE/BC Psychiatrist to join their dynamic healthcare team. As selected Staff Psychiatrist, you will be assigned to Mental Health & Behavior Medicine (MH&BM) Service Line (Outpatient) and function under the direct supervision of the Associate Chief of Staff for MH&BS. CAVHCS has Psychiatrist openings at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Tuskegee, AL, Monroeville, AL and Montgomery AL. The Psychiatrist oversees a variety of professional assignments for the treatment patients afflicted with all spectrums and co-morbid conditions of mental disorders and substance abuses in the MH&BS at CAVHCS. Duties include but not limited to: Psychiatric evaluation/assessment, psychiatric medication management, treatment plan, coordinator of veteran's overall mental health care, referral of patients, operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews, open and closed. Psychiatrist participates in interdisciplinary MH&BM to provide comprehensive mental health services in the assigned clinical setting. Provides formal and informal direct supervision and didactic time to residents and trainees per local CAVHCS policies and School of Medicine affiliated programs. Board certified or board eligible by American Board of Psychiatry or Neurology (ABPN) required. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Occasional weekend calls) Salary Range: Up to $240,000 per yearRecruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate Applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provision of the education debt reduction program (EDRP) based on the availability of funds. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

b. 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 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. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

c. Licensure and Registration. 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. 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. d. Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical standards required by this position. e. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.

Applicant must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry or Neurology.

BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Montgomery , Physician / Psychiatry / Alabama / Permanent / Psychiatrist Practice Opportunity, Healthcare , Montgomery, Alabama

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