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Psychiatrist - Treatment Refractory Depression

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 2, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
Psychiatrist Treatment Refractory Depression (In-Person Presence Required) at Pittsburgh VA Medical Centers (Pittsburgh, PA)
Join Our Team: Treatment-Refractory Depression Psychiatrist Wanted at Veterans Health Administration VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA! Are you a compassionate psychiatrist dedicated to serving those who have served our country? Join us at the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, where you ll have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the mental health of our nation s heroes.
As a Treatment-Refractory Depression Psychiatrist with us, you ll:
  • Provide specialized care and innovative treatment solutions for veterans battling treatment-refractory depression.
  • Collaborate with a team of passionate professionals committed to delivering the highest quality of care.
  • Honor the sacrifices of our veterans by providing them with comprehensive mental health support.
  • Provide a full range of psychiatric services, diagnose behavioral disorders particularly for complex or unusually difficult Veterans.
  • Provide comprehensive interventions and consultation to professional staff with Behavioral Health as well as other specialty programs.
  • Develop, implement, and document the psychiatric treatment plan for an assigned caseload of Veterans, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
  • Function independently as a member of the Behavioral Health service line and VA Pittsburgh Medical Center, with full clinical privileges. Assume complete professional responsibility for your clinical assessments and findings, Veteran care decisions, and medical documentation.
  • Licensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
  • Board certification in Psychiatry preferred.
  • Experience in treating treatment-refractory depression preferred.
  • Dedication to serving veterans with respect and empathy.
  • Supportive work environment within a renowned VA Medical Center.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our nation s heroes.
  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
  • Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized.
  • Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Reimbursement): Up to $200,000.
  • 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).
  • 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.
Pittsburgh Highlights:
  • Family-friendly city with low cost of living and affordable housing in green, beautiful neighborhoods
  • Abundant historical/cultural sites and events including the Carnegie Museums (Art, Natural History, Science, and Andy Warhol), a multitude of other visual/performing arts institutions, and a lively music scene featuring local, national, and international stars.
  • Plenty of outdoor activities with green parks for hiking/biking (Schenley Park, Frick Park, and Highland Park) and rivers for canoeing and kayaking.
  • If you are a sports fan, Pittsburgh is home to the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates professional teams.

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