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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. The Incumbent is an independent care provided who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's mental health needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment; conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients; completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis. Develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team. Order all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consults and referrals as indicated. Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated in the treatment plan. Maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters and performs psychiatry on-call duties as assigned. Incumbent participates in professional and administrative activities as assigned. Admits, evaluates, diagnoses, treats and provides consultation to patients of all ages except as specifically excluded from practice: presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional disorders, e.g. psychoses, depression, anxiety disorders including but not limited to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse disorders, developmental disabilities, Sexual dysfunctions, and adjustment disorders. 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. Preferred: 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 Vacancies may be used, but are not limited to fill CL and OP clinics.