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Psychiatrists - Full-time

Department of Veterans Affairs
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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The Mental Health Service at the Greater Los Angeles (GLA) VA Healthcare System is seeking Psychiatrists who have a passion for working with a diverse population, providing a full range of psycho-diagnostic services and therapeutic interventions, and who have a desire to be a part of the overall care of Veterans with psychiatric disorders. As a multidisciplinary team member, you will work closely with primary care, psychology, nursing, and social workers to deliver excellent outpatient services by providing coordinated, integrated, rehabilitative, and restorative mental health care to help Veterans achieve and maintain the highest level of functioning and independence.

The Mental Health Service is committed to attracting and retaining staff as diverse as the Veteran population we serve. Individuals belonging to racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine, persons with disabilities, and individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+, are especially encouraged to apply. Psychiatrists at GLA and its Community-Based Clinics are responsible for medication management for patients with a wide variety of mental disorders, including supportive psychotherapy when indicated, as well as facilitation of medication support groups, evaluating and providing medical clearance for patients presenting to the clinic who may need psychiatric hospitalization, assessment or intervention for patients presenting in crisis. In addition to direct patient care, there will be opportunities to participate in treatment planning conferences, be a mental health team leader responsible for coordinating consults and triaging specialty clinic referrals, and, as part of our Psychiatric team, participate in teaching and/or supervising psychiatry residents and medical students through our affiliation with UCLA with eligibility for a health sciences faculty appointment within the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.

GLA VA is a Level 1A complexity tertiary care health delivery organization that provides comprehensive care to one of the largest Veteran populations in the VA system. It covers a large geographic area with 11 sites, including an Inpatient Facility, Community Clinics, and Ambulatory Care Centers. GLA is a state-of-the-art teaching hospital providing a full range of health services, including comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and extended care programs for veterans. Additionally, the Los Angeles VA and 11 sites are committed to supporting research and educational programs to improve tomorrow s healthcare.

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


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine
    • Must be LCME accredited or approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College of Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Must possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Residency: Must have completed residency in an accredited core specialty
    • ACGME or AOA or
    • Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum five years of verified practice in the US); must be approved by the local Medical Staff Executive Committee.

Location of Vacancies: All positions are full-time with one opening at each location noted.

Benefits and Features: The VA offers all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance. The VA package includes:

  • Competitive Salary Range: $280,000-$300,000, Final Salary determination within this range.
  • Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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)
  • Benefits Include: Dental, Health, Life Insurance, Pension, Thrift Savings Plan (401K) with 5% match, Survivor Benefits etc.
  • Continuing education: Up to $1,000 or more annually for full-time board-certified physicians
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: VA employees are eligible.
  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Eligible: A student loan repayment program.
  • Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • Service without strings: No employment contracts, noncompete clauses, restrictive covenants, or other significant restrictions on outside work.

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.

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