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Psychiatrist (In Patient)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Full Time
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Inpatient Psychiatrist to join our team in Houston, TX. The Inpatient Psychiatrist will provide recovery-oriented care to Veterans who are admitted acutely to the 73-bed mental health inpatient program for stabilization of psychiatric symptoms. This staff psychiatrist will work on an interdisciplinary academic mental health team treating Veterans with a full range of diagnosis including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders and neurocognitive disorders. Our affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine, will provide opportunities to serve as a rotation supervisor for Baylor College of Medicine trainees, as well as involvement in didactic courses.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (*will consider non- citizen candidates*)
  • Full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible (Preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of psychopharmacology and evidence-based psychiatric and psychological practices. (Preferred)
  • Must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and good health of our Veterans.

We offer:

  • $240-280K
  • Recruitment Incentive
  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)-Assistance with payment of outstanding medical school loans up to $200K over 5 years max
  • CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement; 5 Days paid CME absence
  • Malpractice: Liability protection
  • 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
  • Federal Retirement Plan
  • Separate 401K with 5% Match
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

Houston, TX, is a beautiful place to live and work. Houston is famous for its role in space exploration, as it is home to NASA. It is also known for its diverse and vibrant culture, which is reflected in its culinary scene, museums, and green spaces. Houston has a reputation for being an entertainment hub, with events like the rodeo, live concerts, and sports games. Galveston is a short drive from Houston where you can enjoy the beach, trails, and fishing spots.

Experience peace of mind knowing you and your family will be well cared for! #WorkatVA

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