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Physician (Psychiatrist)- Counseling Liason

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Affairs Health Care System is seeking a Inpatient Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist, as well as, cross coverage for Medicine and Surgery for a general psychiatric acute care ward for the Psychiatry service. This psychiatrist will provide prompt counseling and diagnostic assessment and evaluation, communication with admitting teams, and discharge planning on all patients in collaboration with mid-level practitioners.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.-- Provide counseling liaison services for adult and geriatric psychiatric care, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy;

-- Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to veterans in need of psychiatric consultation services;

-- Provide a full range of psychiatric care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems;

-- Provide direct clinical supervision of advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate;

-- Serve a population which consists of male and female Veterans of all ages and common diagnoses including anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, major depression and other mood disorders. In addition, the incumbent will provide consultation for Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Serious Mental Illnesses, Dementias, and mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries;

-- Establish professional working relationships with other clinical service providers within the medical center and outlying clinics, provide telephone and e-consult consultations as needed;

-- Document observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.

Recruitment /Relocation incentive may be authorized.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday and Weekends - On-call, Days or Evenings.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

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: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist

    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: In Accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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