Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 18, 2020
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental
health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the
energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our
Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you
a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the
lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
America's Veterans need you!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:
vacancy announcement is intended to cover a variety of positions
that are open or may open within VA New Jersey Health Care System.
This includes inpatient and outpatient coverage at all of our
facilities including East Orange, Lyons, and the outpatient clinics
that are serviced in New Jersey. Candidates will be referred as
The incumbent for this position 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
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per
biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per
biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and
student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and
VHA Physician's Brochure
PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity from a
National Physician Recruitment Consultant, forward your CV and
contact information to CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV.
The East Orange Emergency Department psychiatrist provides crisis
management for patients presenting in ED and completes psychiatric
assessments, admission notes, admission orders along with suicide
risk assessments , brief interventions, handles medication refill
requests in urgent care clinic, responds to CRISIS calls, responds
to CODE GREY (Telephone crisis calls) curb side consultations to ED
physicians if necessary. Also provides coverage on inpatient and
Consultation & liaison service during Staffing outages & vacations
along with on-call coverage on beeper for the East Orange campus.
In addition assists and coordinate transfer requests from community
hospitals to VA.
The inpatient acute psychiatric unit at East Orange Campus is
within the General Psychiatry Patient Based Program located under
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences (MH&BS) service line.
As a Psychiatrist assigned to the Mental Health Service at
outpatient clinics, you will provide prescribed medical treatment
and personal care services to all ill and injured veterans.
Applicants are eligible for appointment to the faculty of the
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Participation in teaching and
clinical research is encouraged. In addition, we offer a
competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including
health, life, disability and long-term care insurance, and
We are also actively recruiting On-Call physicians to provide
coverage for the East Orange and Lyons campus for all psychiatric
care needs after normal working hours. The selected candidate will
be responsible for providing psychiatric care for veterans seen in
the emergency room and for in-house patients as needed on the off
tours, i.e. overnight, weekends, and holidays. Pay is $100/hr.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure: Not RequiredBasic 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board certification or eligibility in
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: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2,
paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services.
All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform
efficiently the duties of the position.
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