Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 985399

Psychiatrist, Part Time (10 hours per week) Behavioral Health, VA Montana Health Care System, Kalispell, MT

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.

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

VA Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison is a 43 bed, JCAHO accredited facility currently providing inpatient medical/surgical, and outpatient ambulatory medical, surgical and behavioral health care.  We also have a new 24 bed inpatient unit for Behavioral Health Services for Montana veterans.  The facility is located on 138 acres in a picturesque setting on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, just on the outskirts of the state’s capital city, Helena.  The area is well known for a colorful history, cultural and educational offerings and any number of amazing recreational activities. 

An excellent employee benefit package is offered that includes health, life and long term care insurance, the Federal Employee Retirement System and generous vacation and sick leave packages.

Relocation and/or Recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact  Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

POSITION:  Physician (Psychiatrist), VM-0602, Behavioral Health Unit. This part-time position (10 hours per week) is located in the Behavioral Health Service at the VA Montana Health Care System at the Kalispell Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Hours of work:  Monday – Friday. Preferable completion of an approved psychiatric residency with Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.   

**** This is an open-continuous announcement.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official monthly beginning December 2nd. Once a selection is made, this vacancy announcement will close. ****

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All applicants who meet qualification requirements.



Seeking a part-time board certified or board eligible Psychiatrist for adult outpatient treatment with urgent care/walk-in service.  This physician will be an independent care provider, highly skilled in the management of patients’ mental health needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment of PTSD and Addictive Disorders.  She/he will carry an outpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities; coordinate patient care between Behavioral Health and Primary Care; conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients; completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis; and develops and presents treatment plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team.  Orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consults, referrals, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as indicated; and maintains effective and up to date documentation of patient encounters.  Prefer candidates with excellent interpersonal and clinical skills for providing primary mental health care to veteran patients.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No