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Psychiatrist Mental Health Service Job in BIG SPRING, TX

Psychiatrist Mental Health Service Job in BIG SPRING, TX

Vacancy No. VHA-519-NR-17-1896444BU-hhl Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/13/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
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Psychiatrist (Mental Health Service)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Big Spring, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 1/13/2017

Closes Friday 6/30/2017

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

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1896444

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.

The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) provides a variety of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as offering numerous educational programs.  Outpatient services include:  Ambulatory Care Service, Mental Health, Women's Health, Transition and Care Management, Home Based Primary Care, Tele-Health, Anticoagulation Clinics, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry.  Skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation is provided in the Community Living Center, with specialty referrals to other VISN 17 facilities and community services.  Staffed with approximately 600 employees, the facility serves counties in West Texas and New Mexico area, with a Veteran population of approximately 57,000.  The WTVAHCS is part of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, VISN 17 and is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87 in Big Spring, Texas with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.

Big Spring, "The Crossroads of West Texas" is home of the new restored historic "Settles Hotel", "The Spring", and home of the National Championship Howard College Hawks Basketball and Baseball teams.  With a growing economy, our city has many new businesses locating in the area offering more shopping and family orientated attractions.  Big Spring is centrally located within driving range of the following communities Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Lubbock, Texas.



America's Veterans need you!

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



The West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, Texas is currently seeking two Psychiatrists, Mental Health Service.  These positions may be considered for telework services and also may require performing compensation and pension exams as demands dictate.  Tele-mental health assessments and treatment may also be provided by telework.  The care provided is to comply with clinical practice guidelines as measured by the External Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports.

The Psychiatrist will work with a multi-disciplinary mental health team treating Veterans in person and utilizing video tele-center-systems with a full range of diagnosis including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse.  Additional duties include psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management, and coordination of Veteran's overall mental health care (including referrals for psychotherapy and monitoring therapy progress), and providing mentorship to psychiatric residents.  Psychiatrist works closely with colleagues to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art outpatient health care and the implementation of principles of Advances Clinic Access in Mental Health, document clinical activity in the patient's computerized medical record and responds to emergency consultation request as needed. 


Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and may vary by hiring facility.

Functional Statement:  Psychiatrist #000000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Hilda Lara
Phone: (432)264-4820x


VHA West Texas VA HCS Big Spring
Department of Veterans Affairs
300 Veterans Blvd
Big Spring

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

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