PSYCHIATRY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CAPITAL OF WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY – WALLA WALLA WA
The Walla Walla VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA, is seeking full-time board certified/board eligible general psychiatrist to join our Mental Health Team. The psychiatrist will function as a highly skilled, independent care provider in the management of patients with behavioral health problems; carry a caseload and provide consultation to Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and other clinical programs within the VA Healthcare system, community agencies, and other clinicians caring for our veterans; be responsible to one or more Behavioral Health programs either on the main campus or at outlying clinics associated with the Walla Walla VA Medical Center, and may participate in Tele-psychiatry duties.
Medical Director – Behavioral Health Service
Provides a full range of professional psychiatric services to address the complex issues (i.e. medical, vocational, educational, and social) faced by Veteran patients served in the Behavioral Health and Primary Care clinics. This position represents a unique opportunity for an experienced and enterprising physician interested in a leadership position.
Provide recovery-oriented care to Veterans who are experiencing acute and chronic mental health conditions. This position is located in Walla Walla, WA aligned under the Mental Health Care line. Psychiatrist will work on an interdisciplinary team treating Veterans with a full range of diagnosis including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders and who may be experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideations.
An integral duty of this position is clinical supervision and training of medical students and residents associated with the University of Washington (UW), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and may require the incumbent to maintain a faculty appointment with UW; must effectively collaborate with multiple disciplines within behavioral health and medical/surgical specialties.
The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center is located on an 88-acre campus on the site of historic cavalry fort, Fort Walla Walla, established in 1858. The VA Medical Center serves Veterans within the VISN 20 network, residing in a 50,000-square-mile primary service area covering 16 counties in southeastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and central Idaho. Services include outpatient primary care, outpatient mental health, some specialty care, substance abuse residential rehabilitation, Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC), HUD/VASH (VA Supported Housing), and Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) programs.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range for well qualified Psychiatrist will be competitive for the academic rank with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus. Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), and if approved, receive up to $200K in school loan repayment.
The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance.
Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 12 weeks of maternity or paternity leave, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME
Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option
Federal Retirement Plans thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington. Walla Walla is geographically located in the southeastern region of Washington State, approximately four hours by car from Seattle and thirteen miles from the Oregon border. Excellent public schools and two 4-year colleges are an asset. Our Main Street has been ranked as one of the best small-town main streets in the U.S. Beautiful historic downtown Walla Walla has tree lined streets with a restored hotel, excellent restaurants, mansions, museums, art galleries, antiques shops and churches.
Walla Walla is quickly becoming known as the capital of Washington wine country and one of the best wine regions in the country! There are over 120 wineries within a 35-mile radius of Cameo Heights Mansion producing some of the finest American wines and it is a very popular vacation spot for wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Located in the southeastern part of Washington state, Walla Walla is fast becoming nationally recognized for its culinary scene, thanks in part to the robust wine industry.
The Walla Walla Farmers Market is a popular destination from May until October providing a selection of bakery treats, flowers and plans, creative arts, and craft items. The choices for endless opportunities for year-round outdoor adventures include fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, and camping. For the young and the young at heart, there’s BMX racing, disc golf, and skateboarding at Fort Walla Walla Park. And the fun extends throughout the winter, too, with downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
Washington also doesn’t have any state income tax!
For more information, please forward your Curriculum Vitae to Henry “Hank” Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.