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Geriatric Psychiatrist- Martinez and Pleasant Hill, CA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Martinez, California
Closing date
May 9, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
The VA Northern California Health Care System (NCHCS) is currently recruiting for a full-time, board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist who is value-driven, recovery- and diversity-oriented, and possesses energy, compassion, and a pursuit of excellence as a consultant for the Community Living Center (30%) and Home-Based Primary Care (70%) programs, located at the Martinez VA Medical Center and Pleasant Hill, respectively. Psychiatrists who will be completing a Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship and intending to complete board-certification are also encouraged to apply.

Academic appointments with VA affiliates are encouraged. This position does not have an on-call feature.

The Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is an interdisciplinary team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Nurse Case Managers, Dietitians, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, and Occupational Therapists that provides primary and palliative care in the home to medically complex, usually homebound geriatric Veterans. It is a nationally recognized program that reduces hospitalizations and institutionalization of Veterans and has been replicated by other health care systems.
The Community Living Center/Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care (CLC/CREC) is located at 150 MUIR ROAD, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 and provides multiple in-patient services including:

This position involves some onsite care for HBPC and for CLC in the event of an urgent issue. Much of the work is performed virtually. Mental Health support for HBPC and CLC is critical to ensure positive outcomes of care. The most common conditions seen include dementias with difficult behaviors, depression, anxiety, and psychoses. Administrative time for supervision of HBPC Psychologists in provided.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (starting and ending times flexible); A compressed tour is available.
Salary Range-$250,000-$307,000 plus incentives!

Great Benefits Working for the VA
Up to 26 days of paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time; 11 paid federal holidays; That is a total of 50 PTO days in a year!
Guaranteed salary increases, and an annual performance bonus up to $15,000.
No employment contracts, non-compete clauses, or restrictive covenants.
Federal Retirement Plan, Separate 401K with partial agency match.
Health Insurance, Dental & Vision supplemental insurance available, and Life Insurance.
CME: $1,000/year and 5 days of paid absences for CME courses.
12 Weeks of paid parental leave. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program that can help pay back up to $200,000!
Total Compensation Package, including retirement: $400K+

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