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Physician Addiction Psychiatrist Job in SAN DIEGO, CA

Physician Addiction Psychiatrist Job in SAN DIEGO, CA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/29/2017 Close Date 10/30/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/29/2017 to 10/30/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. 

    We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

    We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.

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    The Addiction Psychiatrist position is primarily a clinical position that provides psychiatric and addiction clinical care to the facility. Addiction psychiatrists are generally assigned to the Alcohol Drug Treatment Program (ADTP). ADTP includes programs of outpatient care, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Opiate Substitution Program, Inpatient and Outpatient Detoxification Program, Substance Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program, consultative services, and Dual Diagnosis Program. He/She assists in the orientation to service rotation for the program's trainees (fellows, residents, interns and students) and must show effectiveness in teaching that may include monitoring and coordinating educational activities that complies with necessary trainee supervision requirements.

    The Mental Health Careline (MHCL) and Psychiatry Service are located in the San Diego VA Medical Center (VAMC), a teaching hospital located adjacent to the University of California San Diego campus, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. It is a 256 bed, level 1a, tertiary care center that is dedicated to providing both primary and specialized outpatient health care, extended care, acute medical, surgical, intermediate and psychiatric care services with almost all major specialties and subspecialties represented. The facility has 38 acute psychiatric inpatient beds and 29 substance abuse rehabilitation beds, and 40 domiciliary beds at the Aspire Center located in Old Town.

    Inpatient and outpatient care is available at the VAMC in La Jolla, while outpatient primary care services are available at the San Diego Mission Valley Outpatient Clinic and four other Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Oceanside, Escondido, Chula Vista, and El Centro, California. The VASDHS MHCL serves veterans who reside in San Diego and Imperial Counties and provides general and specialized inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. Inpatient treatment includes general treatment for acute psychiatric problems and a specialized program for alcohol and drug problems.

    The Medical Center is closely affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. In collaboration with this affiliate, the VASDHS Psychiatry Service oversees the training of psychiatry residents, fellows in psychiatry subspecialties and third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through the inpatient and outpatient settings. Attending physicians are expected to obtain and maintain UCSD faculty appointments, and may participate broadly in the teaching mission of the University. The Psychiatry Service is also committed to the advancement of knowledge and health care practices with member physicians playing a vital leadership role in basic science, clinical and health services research.  The responsibilities of this position will include the provision of clinical psychiatric services for the treatment of substance use disorders.

    Work Schedule: This is a FULL-TIME position. The work schedule will be discussed during the interview process.  Weekend, holiday, and overtime work may be required to meet patient needs.
    Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/Addiction Psychiatrist, Alcohol Drug Treatment Program Outpatient Services

    This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be offered to highly selected candidate.

    This position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please contact the local EDRP Coordinator in the Human Resources Office no later than two weeks from entry on duty for more information.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480734100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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