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Psychiatrist (Staff)

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 Psychiatrist to join our team in Houston, TX. The Psychiatrist will perform psychiatric evaluations, treat patients with problems of personality, emotional adjustment, or mental illness. The psychiatrist will prescribe medications as deemed necessary for the treatment of mental illnesses and recommend appropriate therapy based on precedent and standards of the profession. Psychiatrist will also oversee the treatment performed by medical students and psychiatry residents; and instructs them in the typical patterns of progression of mental illnesses during treatment.

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:

  • Likely starting base salary range: $240,000-$280,000K
  • Relocation/Recruitment Incentive
  • Assistance with payment of outstanding medical school loans up to $200K over 5 years, if approved! Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
  • 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 partial agency match
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

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