Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Psychiatrist (Mental Health Service Line) in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Many vacancies in the following location:
  • Fayetteville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 9/28/2017 (341 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1816356

Fayetteville is a rapidly growing community with an excellent school system and is located in Southeastern NC along the I-95 corridor. Fayetteville is about 1.5 hours from superb Atlantic Coast Beaches, 3-4 hours from scenic mountains and skiing resorts, and about one hour from the capitol city of Raleigh. Fayetteville Regional Airport along with I-95 offers many destination choices for travelers. There are numerous parks, lakes, cultural activities and festivals, award-winning golf courses, first-rate restaurants, and multiple entertainment venues including sporting events, concerts, theaters and museums including the multi-million dollar Airborne & Special Operations Museum honoring our military neighbors at Fort Bragg.

This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Applications will be considered as received. Salary to be determined by a compensation panel and will commensurate with education and experience.




*May be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on the availability of funds.

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

* VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.*


The Fayetteville VA Medical Center is looking for full-time Physicians Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry to serve as Psychiatrists providing care to our veterans. Incumbent must be skilled in the management of a patient's mental needs or sub specialty evaluation and treatment. Responsible for carrying an outpatient workload along with administrative and professional responsibilities. Conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams. Completes assessments and formulates diagnosis. Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary team. Orders all lab and radiological assessments. Performs psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan. Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters. The incumbent will be involved in the training of Psychiatry residents and obtaining academic appointment at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatric Medicine. Performs other duties as assigned within their scope of practice.

Work Schedule: Full-time, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Alternate Tour of duty may be required to include evening hours and weekends)

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required within the city of Fayetteville
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: or

Basic Requirements

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)

Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a 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. Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Physical Standards. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. If no qualified citizen applications are received, non-citizens may be considered.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Preferred Criteria: Academic experience to assist with the developing functions of the MHSL in the training of residents and interns and the development of scholarly activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at **

NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.*

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $320,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 452279500

Job Announcement Number: VHA-565-17-CGB-1816356