The city of Chico, CA embodies a combination of urban and rural assets that make it a destination place to live work and play. The local university and community college make Chico a learning community with a rich culture and young spirit inspiring creativity and critical thinking. With an average of 172 days of sun, there is plenty of time to enjoy the area's beautiful natural setting with parks, rivers, and rural settings where you can hike, ski, boat, hunt and fish. Chico is an affordable place to raise your family without compromising on the factors important to your family. There is a strong school system, well-regarded medical community, and a high level of public safety. With a 12-minute average commute time, work is not something you go away to - it's part of your lifestyle.
The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting a full-time, board prepared/board certified Psychiatrist in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at the Chico VA Outpatient Clinic in Chico, CA. The Psychiatrist conducts history, mental status exams, and occasional brief physical exams; completes assessments and formulates diagnosis; develops treatment plans; and orders labs and/or radiological assessments for a wide variety of mental disorders, through a multidisciplinary team approach. The psychiatrist is responsible for the medication management for patients as indicated in the treatment plan as well as facilitation of medication support groups, evaluating and providing medical clearance for patients presenting to the clinic who may need psychiatric hospitalization, and assessment and intervention for patients presenting in crisis.
Interested applicants may also be considered for the clinic manager position of the Chico and Yuba City mental health clinics. The position is 20% administrative, involves the supervision of a total of 13 employees, and reports to the associate chief of staff for mental health of the Northern California Health Care System. The manager oversees the operation of the mental health clinics; everyday tasks include such things as assignments of consults to the service, approval of leave requests, implementing department policies, and occasional data gathering. He or she participates in the hiring of new employees, writes performance evaluations, and assists in writing position descriptions. As part of both the local Chico management council as well as the NCHCS mental health leadership, opportunities are available for participation in committees and other projects.
Work Schedule: Full-time (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends).
On Call: No
Rotating Shifts: No
Required to work holidays or weekends: No
Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Yes
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing position are subject to urinalysis to screen for drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
1. US Citizenship required.
2. Proficiency in written and spoken English.
3. MD or DO degree from an accredited institution.
4. Completion of first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.
5. 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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Psychiatry.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resource Office.
Physical Requirements: Physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, use of telephone/computers, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activity.
1. CV-Provide beginning and ending dates (MM/YY) of employment, the average number of hours worked per week, and a description of duties for each position listed on your CV. If you performed more work than one position title, please indicate the percentage of time spent performing each title's duties (required).
2. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 forms (required).
3. All current or former Federal Employees - VA and non-VA "Notification of Personnel Action" (SF-50's) documenting permanent status, promotion action to the highest grade held in the Federal government, and, if applicable, your separation SF-50.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, you may send by fax to (916) 843-7078 or email to Crystal.Keeler@va.gov with reference to Vacancy ID#1986978