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Psychiatrist Clinic Director For The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Job in TUCSON, AZ

Psychiatrist Clinic Director For The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Job in TUCSON, AZ

Vacancy No. PM-17-ERY-1986670 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $115,000.00 to $292,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/13/2017 Close Date 10/12/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-13 to 2017-10-12

  • Salary

    $115,000 to $292,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state of the art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1986670

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


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


As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. 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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply

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/.

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Are YOU the one?

We expect members of the SAVAHCS team to continually meet the VISN 18 Quality Standards.

Safety: SAFETY comes first!

Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and SAVAHCS team members with compassion, respect and dignity.

Performance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."

Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.

Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptional health care.


The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) professional staff is seeking a full-time Supervisory Outpatient Psychiatrist to be the Clinic Director for our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and provide excellent clinical care activities in our progressive, innovative health care system.  This is a leadership position for a multi-disciplinary Mental Health Clinic to coordinate, facilitate and provide patient care and services.  This position will be supervising and directing the clinical activities of other providers in the clinic.  Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to patient care and teaching in addition to strong leadership abilities and desire for influencing policies and affecting change.  DEA-X certificate or plan to secure one is required.  As an outpatient psychiatrist for SAVAHCS you will provide outpatient care for a diverse patient population working as part of a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.  The incumbent will perform general outpatient services for a reduced panel of patients, as well as supervisory and management duties as the Clinic Director for the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.  Call is limited to covering the inpatient unit 2-3 weeks per year after hours (from home) and in person on the weekends all as a backup to psychiatry residents.  Academic experience and research interest is a plus. Responsibilities include supervision and education of residents and medical students from our affiliate, the University of Arizona.  Therefore, the selected candidate must also be eligible for an appointment with the University of Arizona.  Academic rank and tenure status with the University of Arizona will be granted commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Clinical contact: Dr. Lucretia L. Vaughan, (520) 629-1792 or e-mail Lucretia.Vaughan@va.gov.

Preferred Experience:

1. Experience with academic medical practice in a teaching hospital.

2. Candidates who are board certified or board eligible, as recognized by an approved American specialty board, in psychiatry.

3. Leadership/management experience 

Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:

26 days paid vacation per year

13 days sick leave per year

10 paid holidays

15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard

Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)

Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000

Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education Liability protection

Federal Employee Retirement

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Erin Youngman
Phone: (520)792-1450x2499


Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources Management Service 9-05

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

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