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Psychiatrist -Outpatient Addiction Medicine

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
May 23, 2025

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Community/Facility Profile:
We are actively searching for an out-patient addiction psychiatrist to join our team of mental health providers for The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS)
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), located in Tucson, Arizona is a Joint Commission-accredited, level 1a complexity teaching hospital, providing tertiary-level care. The SAVAHCS offers a beautiful 150-acre campus with a full range of medical and mental health services for Veterans, including a 31-bed inpatient psychiatry/substance use acute treatment unit, a 25-bed mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program for substance use disorders (SUD) and PTSD treatment, intensive outpatient programs for SUD and PTSD, homeless programs, and more. The SAVAHCS operates a 24-hour emergency department and is the host site for various regional referral centers of excellence including the Polytrauma Network Site, the Southwest Blind Rehabilitation Center, and the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Annually nearly 1,000 physician and associated health trainees participate in health care training programs at the SAVAHCS.
Job Description:
The Substance Use Disorder Treatment program utilizes social workers, psychologist, addiction therapists, and peer supports to provide evidence-based therapies. The program has implemented contingency management, and harm reduction.

SAVAHCS has access to numerous medications for substance use disorders, and contracts with a local behavioral health clinic to provide methadone.
This position provides an excellent teaching, research, and publications opportunities for mental health care services, supported with all the available resources.
Job Duties:
  • As the Addiction Psychiatrist you will provide addiction and dual diagnosis treatment to Veterans with substance use disorders and mental health disorders as part of an integrated team of Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and Clinical Pharmacists with the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program (SUDTP).
  • The Addiction Psychiatrist is responsible for providing addiction and dual diagnosis treatment in the outpatient setting in the SUDTP. The physician participates in teaching and supervising Addiction Medicine Fellows, Psychiatry Residents, and Medical Students in clinic.
  • Serve as a faculty member of the University of Arizona Addiction Medicine Fellowship and must be able to obtain affiliate faculty appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • Provides cross-coverage with the outpatient Addiction Psychiatrist.
  • Must be able to obtain affiliate faculty appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine.




Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Residency Training
  • Must be board certified in psychiatry or fellowship-trained addiction psychiatrist.

Preferred Experience: Experience providing addiction medicine care in outpatient setting.


Benefits We Offer:
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to a highly qualified applicant.
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, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM On Campus with flexible compressed work schedule
Highlights of Living in Tucson, Arizona:

Quality of Life endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Tucson is surrounded by natural beauty that s just a short drive from the city.
Affordable Cost of Living low cost of living and affordable housing with scenic views in family friendly and safe neighborhoods.
Favorable weather all year round Tucson boasts 350 days of sunshine every year and yet still offers distinct seasons meaning your days will be spent doing outdoor activities, i.e., hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing leisure walks. Is golf more your thing? Tucson offers some of the country s best golf courses.
Great College Atmosphere The University of Arizona is in Tucson, you ll find the campus, shops and cafes catering to the college crowd.
Tucson is a desert city with a lot of character, history, amazing restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options.
Tucson is a great place to live for families, people who enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, running, etc.) and those who enjoy rich culture and an affiliation with a world class University. Tucson truly is a city with a friendly, small-town feel.

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