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Psychiatrist -Mental Health Inpatient/Consultation Liaison

Department of Veterans Affairs
Jackson, Mississippi
Closing date
Feb 25, 2025

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Full Time
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Join our team serving America’s Veterans in the capital city of Mississippi and known as "The City with a Soul."

The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician - Psychiatrist -Mental Health Inpatient/Consultation Liaison, board certified or board eligible, to join our expanding clinical practice. We are fully committed to providing top quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.

Candidate must possess MD/DO from an accredited institution, have completed residency training to board certification, and possess an active, current, unrestricted license in any U.S. State or territory.

Additional requirements:

  • Evaluate and manage patients admitted to mental health inpatient service.
  • Provide coverage to evaluate and manage mental health Veterans in the Emergency Department, and consultation liaison service as needed.
  • Consultative evaluations, and if necessary, basic medical assessment of psychiatric patients.
  • Provide clinical consultation to various disciplines and levels of training including Nurse Practitioners, Physician assistants, Medical Residents and staff.
  • Write prescriptions for medications, including controlled medications.


Highlights of this opportunity:

  • Potential starting base salary range: $265,000-$290,000
  • Daily schedule: Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30 pm -- Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.Night/Weekend/Holiday on-call by rotation
  • Paid Time Off: 50-55 days per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays, and possible 5 days paid for CME)
  • No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

VA offers an exceptional benefits package for physicians, including paid time off, affordable health, life, vision, dental, and long-term care insurance, up to 12 weeks of paid paternity/maternity leave, malpractice insurance that includes tail coverage, and more. Working for federal employers also allows you to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness after 10 years of service.

Don’t miss the chance to join our team and serve those who have served us! #WorkAtVA

Jackson, MS, consist of eight colleges and universities, three community colleges, and 11 school districts. Also, numerous private schools covering pre-k through college are located throughout the metro area. The metro area has a good inventory of luxury homes and homes for first-time home buyers on the market. These homes are conveniently located for work, school, and play. Due to our long summers and mild winters, several recreational and leisure facilities provide great opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. Some of the facilities include the Natchez Trace Parkway which is a historic route maintained by the National Park Service, challenging and scenic golf courses, Parham Bridges Tennis Center, H. B. Wolcott Park Tennis Center, Trustmark Stadium home to the Mississippi Braves, and the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Ross Barnett Reservoir provides opportunities for fishing, power boating, sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, hiking, biking, hunting and bird watching.

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