Physician (Psychiatrist-Mental Health Medical Director)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Louisville, Kentucky
Closing date
Feb 5, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type

Robley Rex VAMC

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the Consult & Liaison program comprised of six Psychiatrists, APRNs, and Physician Assistants. The Consult & Liaison program provides consultation for Veterans inpatient on Medical/Surgical units needing Mental Health care and 24/7 coverage for the Emergency Department for Veterans presenting with Mental Health symptoms.

Clinical Responsibilities (~10-20% of time)

  • Provides a full range of psychiatric care and consultation as outlined by clinical privileges. Work is primarily inpatient psychiatry and consult/liaison, in collaboration with the assigned Inpatient and C/L psychiatrists primarily for planned leave.
  • Providing care in the future Treatment Resistant Depression clinic and/or overseeing the care provided in the clinic.


$306,000 - $320,000 per year

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be eligible for highly qualified applicants.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
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)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Telework: Occasional

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