Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychiatrist (Inpatient) in Orlando, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Orlando, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 1/29/2016 (268 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1612875

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? Officially established in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VA Medical Center includes a 120-bed Community Living Center and a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program, located at the Lake Nona Campus, Outpatient Clinics in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, and Orange City. A new inpatient facility is currently under construction in southeast Orange County and is expected to open in 2016. The new 65-acre medical campus will have 134-inpatient beds and provide acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.

*VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. *

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.


Seeking full-time board certified or boarded certified eligible Psychiatrists for the brand new, state-of-the-art Orlando VA Medical Center. Looking for motivated, flexible, team-oriented providers of patient-centered care. Positions available include Staff Psychiatrists for the 40 bed Inpatient Mental Health Unit. The primary role for these positions will focus on Inpatient Care, and these positions will be able to cross-cover for the Consult/Liaison, Emergency, and Domiciliary psychiatrists. Inpatient duties will include: Provide medical care including admission orders, history and physical (H&P;), discharge orders, sick call and medication orders. The medical care will be supported by an internal medicine hospitalist system.. Coordinates referrals and oversees continuity of medical care that is delivered to inpatients on acute psychiatric units. Each unit has 20 beds for total potential inpatient census of 40 and are designed around patient-centered care. Consultation-Liaison involves responding to consultation requests from Medical-Surgical units in general hospital of 100 beds. Emergency Department position will manage assessment and initial treatment of acute mental health ED patients and providing appropriate disposition including admission. Experience with substance abuse treatment, ECT and/or high acuity patients is a bonus. These positions are expected to obtain/maintain buprenorphine credentialing and will participate in a large pool of rotating Call. Work Schedule: The candidate must be willing to work weekends and irregular work hours and may need to provide clinical services off tour and will be required to do so upon receiving critical clinical messages. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. All providers may be detailed to any site within the Orlando system. The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the new Lake Nona campus when it opens. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs. Functional Statement: Physician/Psychiatrist This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.

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:

  1. Candidates must be U.S or Naturalized citizens.
  2. Proficient in spoken and written English is required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d) and 7407 (d).
  3. Must possess and maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice in the state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or in District of Columbia.
  4. Degree of doctor of medicine or osteopathy resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  5. Residents; 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes.The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
  6. Board eligible or certified in Psychiatry. (highly preferred)

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.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into the position.

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: Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action. They are:

  1. Receipt of application.
  2. Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.
  3. Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
  4. Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).

We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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Other Information

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

This position is covered by the bagaining unit.

Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427947600

Job Announcement Number: ZY-16-CC-1612875-BU