Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychiatrist in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
  • Cheyenne, WY
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Friday 8/26/2016 (54 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/9/2016 (51 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1797887

*There will be bi-weekly referrals, until filled/closed.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless; opportunities are at your fingertips. We are the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Cheyenne is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90 minutes north of Denver. With a population of 62K, Cheyenne serves as the northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming offers a laid back lifestyle, no personal income taxes, low sales tax, and reasonable property taxes. We are in close proximity to metro Denver, Ft Collins and have seemingly endless outdoor opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and popular ski areas in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah within easy driving distance. The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is a Level 2 facility, providing primary and secondary inpatient services in medicine and surgery as well as outpatient services in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. Three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are located in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado, as well as in Sidney, Nebraska.

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.


The Psychiatrist functions primarily as a staff Psychiatrist providing consultative services for the Mental Health Service at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducts Mental Health and Tele-Mental Health clinics and manages patient care within those clinics.

  • Provides psychiatric consultative services within the facility including emergency department, inpatient, outpatient, Community Living Center (CLC), and Multi-specialty Outpatient Clinics (MSOC's).

  • Provides regular clinical consultation to the Mental Health Program members.

  • Provides off-hours, on-call for the Mental Health Service.

  • Is required to maintain current BLS certification.

  • Serves on Interdisciplinary Treatment Team(s)

Work Schedule:Multiple schedules available

Functional Statement Title:Physician (Psychiatrist), Mental Health Service

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*: *

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 specializing in Psychiatry 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 certification. (NOTE:VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

Preferred Experience:

  • Qualification to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual and acceptable methods and techniques.
  • At least one (1) year of clinical experience in performing initial clinical diagnostic examination, and formulating initial treatment plans for patients presenting for psychiatric care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Experience prescribing medications, providing counseling, and providing psychotherapy.
  • Experience coordinating medical care for mental health patients requiring primary care follow-up, or specialty medical / surgical consultation.
  • Experience coordinating admission of patients to an inpatient psychiatry unity, coordinating with physicians (from other hospitals) at the point of admission, or coordinating with physicians at other inpatient units (e.g. emergency department or other mental health settings).

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 G2 Physician Qualification Standards.* *

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 requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. However, reasonable accommodations can be made and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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 $320,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450052800

Job Announcement Number: 442-16-CSP-1673589-BU