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Physician Psychiatrist Job in SEATTLE, WA

Physician Psychiatrist Job in SEATTLE, WA

Vacancy No. 17-T38-MAU-1847061-SW-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Part-time
Open Date 11/15/2016 Close Date 9/30/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Physician (Psychiatrist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Seattle, WA
Work Schedule is Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 11/15/2016

Closes Saturday 9/30/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1847061

Salary: To be determined by a Compensation Panel of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.



You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

This is an open continuous job opportunity announcement .  Applications will be referred on the 15th of each month or as needed. The open continuous job opportunity announcement allows this office to accept applications/resumes as long as it is open. Applications that are eligible in accordance with the outlined Agency application procedures will be referred to fill any current and/or future vacancies.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (hours negotiable if part-time)


1. Internal VA employees will receive consideration. 

2. Recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.

3. Reimbursement of relocation expenses is not authorized.


The Social Work Service at VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) is recruiting for a part-time physician to work Seattle Division. The Physician provide care in the Community Housing and Outreach Services at VA Puget Sound Health Care System is a licensed, independent provider who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of behavioral health problems. The physician will be Board Certified (or, Board-Eligible) in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The MHS utilizes a interdisciplinary team model of patient care to deliver biopsychosocial treatment for Veterans, with MHS physicians functioning as core members of these treatment teams. The physician will be under the supervisory controls of the Social Work Service with professional practice oversight by MHS Chief of Psychiatry.

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System enjoys a strong affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine, with the Seattle Division being its primary training site for psychiatry. Both the American Lake (Tacoma) and Seattle Divisions have robust multidisciplinary training programs, ongoing research activities, and regular opportunities for ongoing education and professional development. If the physician has appropriate qualifications and a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, they may be involved in the teaching program for residents and other trainees.

Patient care activities may include but are not limited to:

  1. Conducting appropriate history, physical evaluations, and mental status examinations on assigned patients;
  2. Completing intake assessments and developing DSM V diagnostic formulations;
  3. Developing treatment plans (in coordination with the multidisciplinary treatment team when appropriate);
  4. Ordering, monitoring, and responding to all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments;
  5. Initiating consults and referrals as indicated;
  6. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy as indicated for assigned patients;
  7. Coordination of overall mental health care for patients for whom they are the assigned Mental Health Treatment Coordinator;
  8. Consultation to other providers about clinical issues with their patients;
  9. Management of patients in crisis;
  10. Providing outreach and direct patient care in the community;
  11. Completing all appropriate clinical reminders;
  12. ECT (if the physician has appropriate privileges);
  13. Triage and admitting to inpatient psychiatric wards.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8-430, Evening and weekend on call coverage as assigned.

Travel throughout assigned area will be required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Miriam Ubiles
Phone: (206)764-2135


Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1660 S Columbian Way S-005A -HRMS

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

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