Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: September 4, 2020
The Charles George VAMC has an immediate opening for three (3)
Psychiatrists within Mental Health outpatient Psychiatry
Service.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: (1)
Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted
http://lcme.org/directory/accredited-u-s-programs/), or (2) 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.
or (3) 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. (Foreign
Medical School Verification Website: https://search.wdoms.org/)
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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:
include but are not limited to the following:
- Physician will provide consultation services and follow up
Psychiatry patients, in their designated field, in the inpatient
and/or outpatient setting, at the VA Medical center in Asheville NC
or one of the affiliated CBOC's (Community Based Outpatient
- On-call duties and change of Tour of Duty (TOD) will be
assigned as necessary, primarily for coverage of inpatients.
- During the course of employment, participation in special
projects pertinent to assigned Psychiatry or sub-specialty may be
necessary as the projects may be select committees, SUD, Geriatric
clinic, and chronic psychiatric disease management programs.
- When working with inpatients, provider is expected to
participate in discharge planning and other interdisciplinary
patient care plan activities. During this times information
regarding patient status should be discussed with the Inpatient
Psychiatrist and other team members and ensure proper hand off at
the end of the shift as necessary.
- Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or
collaborating physician for a midlevel provider. Physicians are
expected to provide clinical oversight and review.
- Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance
will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation.
- Most providers will need to act as surrogates for the patients
of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on
- All physicians need to follow departmental and VHA policies for
leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment
guidelines. Currently, VHA guidelines do not permit comp time or
overtime pay for physicians. Leave should be requested in as much
advance notice as possible to minimize disruption to patient care
services. All unscheduled absences must be properly
- A progress note must be entered on all inpatients on which the
Psychiatrist rounds during day tour on a weekday, and on weekends
or holidays. Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in
accordance with departmental policy. All administrative work should
be completed in a timely fashion. The discharge summary may be
dictated, all other impatient documentation should be entered by
the physician into the medical record directly. Prohibited
abbreviations should not be used.
- Quality of care should be able to meet privileges at all times,
unless necessitated by an emergency.
Work Schedule: Usually Monday - Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm, with
rotations for night call and weekend tour of duty
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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.
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.
Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Asheville , Physician (Psychiatrist), Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina
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