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Physician Psychiatrist Job in TUSCALOOSA, AL

Physician Psychiatrist Job in TUSCALOOSA, AL

Vacancy No. TUS-17-MH-003-OC1887858 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/3/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
Who may apply Public

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 1/3/2017

Closes Friday 12/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Veterans Health Administration

The Best Care!!! The Best Careers!!!

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is located in West Alabama on a beautifully landscaped 126 acre campus. Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and year round outdoor recreational activities along with cultural activities.

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


Announcment Number: TUS-17-MH-003-OC1887858

Vacancy ID:1887858

Position Title: Physician-Psychiatrist

Work Schedule: Full Time

Service Location: Mental Health Service Line

Note 1:   A relocation incentive of up to 25% of annual salary may be paid to federal employees who physically relocate; a recruitment incentive of up to 25% of annual salary may be paid to newly appointed federal employees may be offered.

Note 2: Once appointed, If you meet all established criteria, you may be eligible to apply for partial student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to available funding.  You will be required to make contact with the Program Coordinator in Human Resources within 30 days of your appointment date to confirm your eligibility and initiate application paperwork.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



The Psychiatrist will be a member of the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Psychiatric Team.

·     US citizens and board certified with a full unrestricted medical license and would provide services to veteran patients.

·     The target patient population will include those veterans who have a high use of VA psychiatric inpatient resources or who have severe functional impairment or are inadequately served by conventional treatments, as well as veterans who are frequent users of emergency or crisis services; and who have a diagnosis of serious mental illness with or without secondary substance abuse.  

·     TVAMC services central and northern Alabama veterans with 73 psychiatric beds, integrated PTSD/addictions intensive outpatient programs, comprehensive outpatient services and co-occurring disorders with other serious mental illness.

·      Graduating psychiatry residents and board eligible psychiatrists may also apply.  

·      Fellowships or certification in addiction psychiatry or geriatrics are desired but not essential.  


The ideal candidate should possess:

·         Administrative and clinical experience

·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

·         Proven leadership skills

·         Embraces and initiates new clinical programs and technologies

·         Effective management and operations experience

·         Board certification

·         Have a vision for the future

·         Advocate for clinical research

·         Interest in the pursuit of excellence  

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Tonya Gibson
Phone: (205)554-3639


VHA Tuscaloosa VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
Human Resources Management Office

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

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