Physician (Addiction Psychiatrist) - Open Continuous
Department of Veterans Affairs
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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.
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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure: 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. Residency Training: 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.
English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry, in addition to holding primary certification in Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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: Functional requirements include ability to hear (aid permitted)and engage in conversations, ability to handle stress of working with a behaviorally and emotionally challenging population; to include mental and emotional stability, ability to read type written characters (correctable vision acceptable), able to tolerate overhead light, noise and smells that come from working in clinical offices and being in proximity with others; this includes, smells of soap, shampoo, perfume and food, as well as, unpleasant smells; such as, dust , tobacco smoke or body odor on the person or clothes of customers, occasionally may be exposed to service animals (e.g. dogs) and pet dander.
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