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Staff Psychiatrist Inpatient Psychiatry Job in PALO ALTO, CA

Staff Psychiatrist Inpatient Psychiatry Job in PALO ALTO, CA

Vacancy No. VK-17-HS-1879771-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $100,957.00 to $260,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/9/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Staff Psychiatrist: Inpatient Psychiatry

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Palo Alto, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 1/9/2017

Closes Friday 12/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Board Certified or Board Eligible Candidates
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1879771

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?

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology. 

VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital with an affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans. You can learn more about

VAPAHCS by visiting http://www.paloalto.va.gov/about

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on February 22,2016.  Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date.  Applications received after the first cut- off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within you specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application.  If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate you continued interest.


Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychiatrist: Acute Inpatient Psychiatry and Consult and Liaison Team

The incumbent, who will also serve as a staff physician reports directly to the Director of Inpatient Psychiatry or designee who in turn reports directly to the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health Operations, and is responsible for providing psychiatric services to eligible veterans through the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). 

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • The evaluation and management of patients on the acute inpatient psychiatry units, in the emergency room, will provide consultations to other services in the hospital and will have call duties.
  • Supervise trainees including medical students and residents.
  • Serve in hospital committees such as Medication Management Committee or Pain Committees and attend all meetings as needed etc.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (650)694-6000


VHA Palo Alto HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care System
Mountain View

Fax: (478)757-3144

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

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