The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
This position is located in the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. You can expect to perform duties as a practitioner and consultant in Psychiatry with emphasis on problems of all levels of complexity, providing treatment services in any capacity including but not limited to, inpatient service, partial hospitalization service, intensive outpatient services, routine outpatient services, and consultation liaison services.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not Required
- You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and/or education.
Basic Requirement for Physician (Psychiatry):
Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least one year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a one-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.
Licensure/Certification: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Residency Required: A 5 year of residency training in Psychiatry or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Psychiatry. This required Psychiatry experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, examine, diagnose, and treat adult behavioral health disorders and diseases and perform medical duties covering all aspects of disorders involving adult behavioral health.
NOTE: Board eligibility or Board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Psychiatry and Neurology is preferred.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
- This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.
- This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.
- This position is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP).
- This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
- This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.
- This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.
- This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
As a Physician (Psychiatry) you will work in an out-patient behavioral health clinic and function in a capacity as staff adult psychiatrist in the Behavioral Healthcare Department. You will assess and resolve complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may have an impact on the patients to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education. You will provide service to high-risk populations with behavioral health psychotic disorders. Examine and conduct thorough studies of presenting patients, evaluate laboratory and clinical findings, prescribe appropriate treatment or refer patient to appropriate specialty clinics. You will complete documentation in timely manner and meeting the standards set by the Joint Commission.