Job Overview



We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.



Vacancy Identification Number: 861970 


MISSION & VISION: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."    –Abraham Lincoln

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.



The Tomah VA Medical Center is located in an attractive, rural community of 8,000 with a family-oriented, Midwest atmosphere.  While Tomah offers the benefits of small community living, big city life isn’t far away.  La Crosse and Madison, WI are an hour or so away and Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN are a three-hour drive.  The area offers high quality public and parochial schools, a local community hospital and a multitude of recreational activities year-round. 


Outpatient Psychiatrist - The Tomah VA Medical Center, located in Tomah, Wisconsin, is recruiting for a board-certified or board-eligible staff psychiatrist to provide outpatient care at the Tomah, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids clinics in Wisconsin.  Incumbent can choose to sit at either Tomah, Wisconsin Rapids, or Wausau.  Telemental Health will be used as needed to reach Veterans at other sites.  The candidate will be highly skilled in the management of patients' mental health needs, and the evaluation and treatment of a diverse range of mental health disorders. Duties include, but are not limited to, treatment and professional direction of outpatient care. Must be clinically competent to perform examinations, diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, be effective in handling emergencies, patient management and document in patient records.  Must be effective in teaching (patient education and co-workers).  Must be effective in planning, using administrative judgment and should have sound decision making skills. Must be emotionally stable, dependable and adhere to ethical standards. 


Inpatient Psychiatrist –The current program includes an 11-bed acute psychiatry unit, three mental health nursing home units, and a residential treatment program with 45 beds.  The preferred weekday team of medical/psychiatric providers for these units includes two psychiatrists, three physician assistants, and a part-time and full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner.  The specific bed coverage will be determined based on facility need and the interests of the applicant and of colleagues.   Psychiatric consultation may also be provided to non-psychiatric units on occasion.  The candidate must be highly skilled in the management of the full span of psychiatric disorders across the adult lifespan, and must provide clinical leadership to a large multidisciplinary team.  Must be able to perform psychiatric history and mental status examinations, assessment and diagnosis, and provide or direct therapeutic treatments.  This position requires some clinical supervision of mid-level providers.  Interpersonal skills with patients and staff are highly valued.  The candidate must be emotionally stable, dependable and adhere to ethical standards.


If you have qualifying education debt you may be eligible to apply for the federal Education Debt Reduction Program upon permanent appointment, based on availability of funds.