Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychiatrist in Canandaigua, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Rochester, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 2/2/2016 (267 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 2/1/2017 (98 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1610087

  • 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

  • * NOTE: * Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

  • * 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.*

  • The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program contingent on funding availability. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


Provides direct psychiatric care in a patient-centric and multi-disciplinary environment within the Veterans Healthcare Association at the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center(VAMC) and the Rochester Outpatient Clinic. Both locations are affiliated with the University of Rochester and are part of the Upstate New York Veterans Health Care Network. This patient care will be delivered with clinical excellence, dignity and compassion to facilitate trust and respect. The specific duties will include management of patients with general psychiatric conditions including but not limited to post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, psychotic disorder and addictive disorders. A valid and unrestricted DEA permit to administer suboxone therapy to opiate dependent patients is preferred. Strong leadership qualities and the ability to work within a team of allied healthcare professionals to address the full range of biopsychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs, and thus provide comprehensive, world-class care to our Veteran population, is strongly valued by our organization. Board certification is preferred but not required.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Full unrestricted licensure, certifcation, or registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Disignated and or random drug testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Must posses a Degree of Doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • Possess and maintain a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the united States or in the District of Columbia
  • Valid and Unrestricted DEA permit
  • Must be proficient in Written and Spoken English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7405(f)


Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.* *

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * 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.

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 DD214(s) 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.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


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 .

Other Information

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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427645600

Job Announcement Number: OF-16F-TB-1610087-BU