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(Psychiatrist) Mental Health Medical Director (Emergency Room)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Mental Health Medical Director (Emergency Room) Psychiatrist to join our team in Houston, TX. The Mental Health Medical Director will oversee and monitor suicide prevention initiatives required of ER-MH staff. The Mental Health Medical Director will perform the clinical work of a psychiatrist in the ER to include psychiatric evaluations and individualized treatment plans including the prescription of medications coordination with next level of care. In addition, the Mental Health Medical Director will supervise at least 5 psychiatrists and 3 mid-level providers with the expectation that the team will continue to grow based on clinical needs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 6:30am-3:00pm

  • 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)
  • Completion of an accredited Psychiatry Residency
  • Must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and good health of our Veterans.

We offer:
  • $270-320K
  • Recruitment Incentive Authorized
  • 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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