Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine.

VA also offers:

Clinical, educational and leadership opportunities

Competitive salaries (annual performance bonus) and a healthy work/life balance

26 days vacation, 13 days paid annual sick leave, 10 Federal holidays

Health insurance, free Malpractice coverage and retirement (pension+401k) type plan w/up to 5% matching contribution

The Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), an affiliate of the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine, is seeking qualified applicants to join our Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS). We are seeking a full-time staff psychiatrist to provide telemental healthcare to patients in outlying Community based Outpatient Clinics and in person services at our Outpatient Psychiatry unit located at the New Albany Community based clinic. This position will be required to float to other Community based clinics to provide coverage when needed.

The Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service has a nationally recognized treatment model including best practices for HCHV (Healthcare for Homeless Veterans) and VI/CWT (Veterans Industries/Compensated Work Therapy). Additional mental health programs include general outpatient and acute inpatient psychiatric treatment, ER, consultation-liaison, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Behavioral Health Lab, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team.

The Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is an affiliate of the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine. Our Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS) is a major training site for U of L psychiatry residents and medical students, and psychology, nursing, and social work students, and plays an active role in U of L's research program. This position may require training of medical students, interns, residents, and substance abuse fellows from U of L and Performance Improvement activities or other administrative duties as assigned.

The Medical Director of Psychiatry is ready to speak with any qualified candidate about the details of this critical vacancy. For specific information, please contact Dr. Ellen Knox, MD, , extension 54251.

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (nights and weekends as needed).

Please Note:
The position requires taking call which is rotated with other staff psychiatrists.

This position is located within the Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service at the Dupont Community Based Clinic with rotation to the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) as needed.

Physical Requirements:
Staff Physician (Psychiatrist) Functional Requirements: Near vision correctable at 13 to 16 to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and in 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted)]; Other: See well to document behavior; See well enough to view patients over video cam; Hear well enough to understand and carry on a conversation; Sit for long periods; Use computer and keyboard.

You must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:


Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed ONLY if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine

Current full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or psychiatry in a State; Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia

Must be Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in Psychiatry

Selection Criteria for this position:
These are considered to be enhancing.

Board Certification in Psychiatry

Tele-mental Health certification

Experience in providing EBTs (Evidence-Based Treatments)

Familiarity with the Recovery Model of treatment

Demonstrated ability to set measurable and realistically achievable goals and adjust to changing demands

Demonstrated skill in interacting with multi-disciplinary health care team in treating substance abuse and other issues

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC (e.g., Company/organization name, position title, dates of employment (month/year), and number of hours per week). WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your rsum/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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