Physician (Psychiatrist-Primary Care, Mental Health Integration) Job at US Department of Veterans Affairs in Eugene, OR

Job Description



The Psychiatrist provides recovery-oriented care to Veterans who are experiencing acute and chronic mental health conditions. This psychiatrist will work on the Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) team treating Veterans with a full range of diagnosis including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders and who may be experiencing

suicidal/homicidal ideations.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized.


The Physician (Psychiatrist) duties includes but not limited to:

  • Psychiatric evaluations,
  • Psychiatric medication management, and consultation.
  • Involved in the educational mission of Roseburg VA Health Care System.
  • On-call responsibilities.
  • Provides a wide range of professional psychiatric services to address the complex issues (i.e. medical, vocational,

educational, and social) faced by veteran patients.

  • Records clinical information in the medical record according to prescribed standards, and collects and maintains

required statistical information.

  • Participates on a variety of service and facility committees, task groups or special projects groups to assure

compliance with agency directives and goals, and contribute to the delivery of health care services to veterans.

  • Provides staff development, training, and oversight direction to MH staff members, interns, volunteers, and others

as directed by the Chief of Mental Health.

  • Provides educational presentations to staff on topics relevant to the care and management of patients with

mental disorders in the primary care environment.

  • Prepares reports according to VISN and VACO requirements, as directed by the Chief, of Mental Health.
  • Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions.
  • Consistently communicates and treats customers (Veterans, their representatives, visitors and all VA staff) in a

courteous, tactful, and respectful manner.

  • Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures.
  • Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 08:00 am – 4:30 pm

Financial Disclosure: Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 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.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: One year licensed 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.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting under 15 pounds; Light carrying under 15 pounds; Environmental factors:

Working alone and closely with others


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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized.

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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

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

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

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

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process


Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s, etc.

Cover Letter

DD-214/ Statement of Service

Disability Letter (Schedule A)

Disability Letter (VA)



VA Application 10-2850

Other (2)

Other (3)

PCS Orders

Performance Appraisal

Professional Certification


Separation Notice (RIF)


SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action




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About Company

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs

Company Location:  Eugene, OR

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