Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist)-OC in Dayton, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
6 vacancies in the following location:
  • Dayton, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (337 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1821891

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 Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is looking for applicants who possess integrity and character to become employees that are committed to serving our Nation's Veterans. Employees that place the needs of others ahead of their own, who treat all with dignity and respect, while consistently striving for excellence in their workmanship. Every position at the Dayton VAMC; regardless of job title, provides the opportunity to make a meaningful and personal contribution to America's Veterans. For more information on why choosing to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs is a good career choice, go to .

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 city of Dayton, known as the birthplace of flight, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Ohio and is within an hour drive of Cincinnati and Columbus. The Dayton metropolitan has five universities', affordable real estate, excellent school systems, museums, theater, seasonal recreational opportunities, and is the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Dayton VA Medical Center is a tertiary care facility that provides acute, nursing home, mental health hospice/palliative, and domiciliary care in an affiliated teaching and research environment. For more information about the Dayton area, please visit: .


The Dayton VA Medical Center has multiple vacancies for Psychiatrists assigned to the Mental Health Service. Services are provided in the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, residential facility, and outpatient psychiatry programs, including our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbents are responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations on new patients and following them for management of their psychiatric disorders. Incumbents diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders in Veterans of both sexes in a wide age range. Incumbent must be well versed in the major treatment modalities. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participation in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs;

  • Conducting or assisting residents, medical students, mental health trainees, nurse practitioners, and/or physician extenders in the evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric patients.

Staff Psychiatrists shall be responsible for inpatient and outpatient care, and graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research as appropriate. The incumbent conducts Compensation and Pension Evaluations and shares on-call duties with other Psychiatrists.

Work Schedule: Various Shifts

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Psychiatrist)/000000

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.
  • VA Form 10-2850 "Application for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, etc.)

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 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Mental Health

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: The duties of this position involves employees who advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work in one or more fields of medicine. The nature of duties and responsibilities is such that the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fundamental requirement. The functional requirements are as follows:

  • Moderate lifting of 15-44 pounds

  • Pushing 1-2 hours

  • Reaching above shoulder

  • Use of Fingers

  • Walking and Standing 2-8 hours

  • Kneeling 0-1 hours

  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

  • Specific visual requirement, able to visually examine

  • Depth perception

  • Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors

  • Works closely with others

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. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

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: $99,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452967100

Job Announcement Number: KO-17-GW-1821891-BU-OC