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Psychiatrist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.This 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 vacancies arise.

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 increases.

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 retirement).

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 territory.

CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

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 retirement benefits.

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 certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.


    Preferred Experience: Board certification or eligibility in Psychiatry

    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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, East Orange , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , East Orange, New Jersey

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