Part-time Outpatient Psychiatry Position with Possible Choice of Location(s) - Connecticut
Part-time Psychiatry/Telepsychiatry Position with Possible Choice of Location(s)
Our Veterans Need your Help – Can you Answer the Call?
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
VA Connecticut Healthcare System is recruiting a part-time Staff Psychiatrist to provide outpatient care for our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). You will provide care to patients who are treated in the CBOCs and work closely with a team of primary care and other physicians, and with, psychologists and other members of a multidisciplinary team who provide mental health treatment throughout the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in teaching psychiatry residents, medical students and other trainees if interested.
You’ll enjoy a great work/life balance with flexibility in choosing a schedule that works best for you, while still serving the needs of our veterans. You’ll also be able to choose a “home base”, based on space available from among CBOCs in West Haven, Newington, Danbury, Stamford, Waterbury, New London, Willimantic or Winsted and, provide tele-psychiatry services from your home base to those other CBOCs and, you may choose to float to various locations.
Requirements include holding an unrestricted medical license (any state) with no history of revocation or suspension, completion of psychiatry residency and be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry. You should also be a US citizen, although non-citizens may be considered if no qualified US citizen is selected and accepts the position.
Your duties include:
- Provider mental health services to Veterans in a primary care setting in the community based outpatient clinic
- Work in a multidisciplinary team with psychologists, social workers, nursing staff and primary care practitioners
- Provide telehealth services to Veterans with mental health and substance abuse disorders
- Provide both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy to Veterans with mental health disorders
- Provide evaluation, and treatment of Veterans with mental health disorders
- Provide consultation to Primary Care staff about mental health issues in Veterans
- Board certified in Psychiatry
- Experience with integrated mental health
- Experience treating individual’s with mental health and substance abuse disorders
If you desire to care for veterans while enjoying a great work/life balance and variety of locations and approaches to care, you owe it to yourself to check this opportunity out. For more details, email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Larry.Elliott@va.gov. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 with the integration of the VA medical centers in West Haven and Newington. VA Connecticut serves Veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven campus is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level One Facility. The Newington campus is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic and Winsted. Vet Centers are located in Danbury, Hartford, Norwich and New Haven. VA Connecticut HCS is a member of the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) headquartered in Bedford, Mass. In fiscal year 2015, VA Connecticut served more than 59,000 patients.
VA Connecticut is affiliated with many institutions of higher education. The primary affiliations are with the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. A Nursing Academy is based at the West Haven campus in partnership with the Fairfield University School of Nursing.
The VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1), which includes VA Connecticut, is accredited by the The Joint Commission. VA Connecticut is accredited in the Hospital Accreditation Program, Long Term Care, Behavioral Health, Home Care and Ambulatory Care. VA Connecticut is also accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. The Errera Community Care Center Programs and the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center are accredited by Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Laboratory Service is accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP).
Research and National Programs
VA Connecticut conducts research in psychiatry, medicine, surgery, neurology and related basic sciences. National Veterans Health Administration programs at VA Connecticut include the following:
- Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
- Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC)
- Coordinating Center for Cooperative Studies Program
- National Virology Reference Laboratory
- National Laboratory for Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
- Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
- National Center for PTSD
- National Center for Research in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
- VA/Yale Center for Neuroscience and Nerve Regeneration
- Clinical Epidemiology Center
VA Connecticut also has the following specialized program, which is recognized nationally and regionally as the best offered in the Department of Veterans Affairs:
- Single PhotoEmission Computerized Tomography SPECT, which provides state of the art imaging for medical care and research in biology, psychiatry, cardiology and oncology.