Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) in Boise, Idaho

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 5/27/2016 (149 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 5/26/2017 (215 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1712468

The Boise VA Medical Center in seeking one (1) full-time Psychiatrist to serve in Psychiatry Service.

Boise, ID has a temperate climate, affordable housing, good schools, low crime rate, a family friendly culture, world class outdoor activities, and all of the amenities of a State Capital and University City.

Applicants will be reviewed on the 1st and the 15th of each month and referred at those times.

OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.**

Relocation or Recruitment incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


The Boise VA Medical Center seeks to hire a full-time outpatient psychiatrist. The Ideal candidate would join our collegial staff in embracing compassionate care, clinical excellence, teamwork, and enthusiasm for teaching. In addition to managing an outpatient caseload, responsibilities may include participation in team-based multidisciplinary outpatient care, and consultation to Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and other clinical programs within VISN 20 with whom we have established relationships for providing care to veterans. The physician will work primarily in one or more Behavioral Health programs on the main campus at the Boise VA Medical Center. Some work may include service to outlying clinics and/or Community based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) associated with the Boise VA Medical Center. The physician may participate in tele-psychiatry care to veterans in underserved areas. Clinical supervision and training of medical students and psychiatry residents associated with the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (UW) is an integral part of the physician's responsibilities. As such, the physician may be required to maintain a faculty appointment with the UW. The physician will need to be an effective communicator and team player who collaborates with multiple disciplines within Behavioral Health and the Medical/Surgical Specialties. On-call duties are approximately 1 in 10. The incumbent will participate in professional, clinical, and administrative activities as assigned.

Work Schedule:**Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Functional Statement Title/#:Physician (Psychiatrist)/#00000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements*: *

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • 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.
  • Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of VA in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • 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.
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.
  • Citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualifies citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.

Preferred Experience: Ideal candidates would demonstrate a capacity to provide compassionate care, clinical excellence, teamwork, and enthusiasm for teaching. Since our Psychiatry Service seeks to provide an educationally rich environment. for our colleagues and trainees, prefered candidate will have experience teaching, possess board certification or be in the process of obtaining such, and be willing to apply for and maintain a faculty appointment with our affiliated institution, the University of Washington, to provide supervision and teaching to our medical students and PGY3/4 Psychiatry Residents.

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.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements:This position is primarily a sedentary position with a great deal of work in an office, working at a computer monitor and keyboard, answering phone, using tele/video monitor, prolonged sitting, and interacting with patients. Some physical exertion is required and includes but not limited to: walking to various clinical activities, standing, minimal lifting, and walking up and down stairs.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.**

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 439819600

Job Announcement Number: XB-16-JER-1712468-BU