Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 874364

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

NOTE:  APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REFERRED FOR CONSIDERATION ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND/OR UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

 

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

 

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

 

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. 

Duties

The Staff Psychiatrist works primarily in any, or a combination of the following settings; the Psychiatry Emergency Clinic (PEC), Tele-Mental Health Clinic, Same Day Access clinic and/or the outpatient Mental Health Clinics at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).   In this position, the physical location of the San Diego VA Healthcare System is a teaching hospital which is located adjacent to the University of California San Diego campus, and provides a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.  Inpatient and outpatient care is available, and while outpatient primary care services are available, there is also outpatient care available at the San Diego Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic, and/or four other Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Oceanside, Escondido, Chula Vista, and El Centro, California.  The Psychiatrist will provide a full continuum of evidence based psychiatric services; including screenings, formal psychiatric assessments, colsultation, indiviual and group treatment, and psycho-education.  The VASDHS Mental Health Care Line (MHCL) serves veterans who reside in San Diego and Imperial counties and provides general and specialized inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. 

 

 The Psychiatrist will provide a full continuum of evidence based psychiatric services; including screenings, formal psychiatric assessments, consultation, individual and group treatment, and psycho-education.

The Psychiatrist will also be required to rotate with other physicians on a roster for evening and weekend coverage of mental health programs.  The Psychiatrist participates in education and training of psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology interns, and allied health trainees.  You may also participate in research projects.  Depending on fluctuating staffing patterns and workloads, the Psycihatrist may be assigned to other programs within Psychiatry Service.

Incumbent should be Board Certified in Psychiatry and demonstrate evidence of excellence in medical administration, leadership, teaching, clinical practice, and research experience. Must qualify for academic appointment to the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. 

May have weekend, holiday, and/or extended hours.