Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 954126

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With openings in multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the VA the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1c facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply!

The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are NOT covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

This position will remain open until filled.  This vacancy will have multiple cut-off dates.  The first cut-off date will be September 17, 2013 with subsequent cut-off dates of the 1st and 15th of the month.  Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

***Applications will be accepted from US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute.  Non-citizens may apply and be appointed ONLY when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with current regulations.***


The Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), an affiliate of the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine, is seeking qualified applicants to join our Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS).  We are seeking a full-time board-certified/board-eligible psychiatrist to provide outpatient mental health treatment to veterans in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics and Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program. 

The outpatient psychiatrist is expected to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with mental illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.  You will perform initial clinical diagnostic examinations, and formulating initial treatment plans for their patients and provide clinical medication management services, and coordinate medical care for mental health clinic patients requiring primary care follow up, or specialty medical/surgical consultation.  Additionally, you will provide tele-mental health to patients at CBOCs as needed.

The Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is an affiliate of the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine.  Our Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS) is a major training site for U of L psychiatry residents and medical students, and psychology, nursing, and social work students, and plays an active role in U of L's research program.  This position may require training of medical students, interns, residents, and substance abuse fellows from U of L and Performance Improvement activities or other administrative duties as assigned.  Candidates must be eligible for U of L faculty appointment.  Candidates must be BC/BE in Psychiatry and hold a current, full, active and unrestricted license. For specific information , please contact Dr. Theodore Mueller, MD, 502-287-4000, extension 54251.

PRIMARY DUTY STATION: Incumbent will work from both Shively Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and Dupont CBOC.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (nights and weekends as needed). Please Note: The position requires taking call which is rotated with other staff psychiatrists.

Physical Requirements: Staff Physician (Psychiatrist) Functional Requirements: Near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and in 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted)]; Other: See well to document behavior; See well enough to view patients over video cam; Hear well enough to understand and carry on a conversation; Sit for long periods; Use computer and keyboard.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No