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Psychiatrist - Half-time (20 hours) - No additional on-call!

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
May 11, 2024

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Part Time
Position Type
Permanent

You could be part of an important initiative to provide psychiatric care for our nations Veterans! The VA needs psychiatrists 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.

The VA Maryland Health Care System is looking for a Psychiatrist to cover the inpatient psychiatric unit (11 beds) and the consultation liaison service on weekends. The tour of duty consists of 10 hours of on-site coverage Saturday and Sunday. The shifts start at 8am and end at 630pm (8 hours with 30 min for lunch). And best of all there is NO ADDITIONAL ON-CALL. This half-time (20 hours) position offers a unique opportunity to balance work and home. The comprehensive compensation package includes Federal Benefits, prorated for half time. If desired the position could be expanded to full time through the assignment of additional duties.

Duties:

  • Working up admissions
  • Rounding on psychiatric inpatients
  • Completing new consults
  • Rounding on consult patients when necessary
  • Providing consultation to the mental health clinician working in the Emergency Department

About the area:

Baltimore is just off the Chesapeake Bay, located about an hour s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams bring residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.

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