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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! 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. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    We are offering promising roles in several different areas which will include, but may not be limited to, the following: (specialties will vary depending on local need):
    • Adult Psychiatry
    • Geropsychiatry
    • Emergency Department/Consultation and Liaison
    • Women's Health
    • Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT)
    • Mental Health


    This announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applications will be reviewed bi-weekly and referred based on the need of the facility and this announcement may close without advanced notice.


    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
    Paid Time Off: 49 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, 10 federal holidays).
    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
    Incentives: Possible student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt.
    Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
    Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
    CME: $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.

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    This position is located in the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

    Major duties and responsibilities include:
    • Performs psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.
    • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
    • Ensures practice of psychiatric medicine is consistent with TJC, CARF, HIPAA, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, and mandatory continuing education.
    • Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.
    • The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of specialty clinic referrals.
    • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
    • Orders diagnostic tests and consultations, and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
    • May participate in supervision and teaching in support of the psychiatric residency program, performs on call duties, and performs other directly related duties as assigned.
    • Areas which the psychiatrist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice may include depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders in various clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, ED).
    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Are NOT Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559535300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.