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The Walla Walla VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA, is seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible general psychiatrist. The PCMHI psychiatrist will function as a highly skilled, independent care provider in the management of patients with behavioral health problems; carry a caseload and provide consultation to Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and other clinical programs within the VA Healthcare system, community agencies, and other clinicians caring for our veterans; be responsible to one or more Behavioral Health programs either on the main campus or at outlying clinics associated with the Walla Walla VA Medical Center, and may participate in Tele-psychiatry duties.

Primary-CareMental-Health Integration (PCMHI) Psychiatrist: Works within the Primary Care clinics as an embedded behavioral health provider, consulting with Primary Care Providers on mental-health prescribing and working with other PCMHI behavioral health professionals.

An integral duty of this position is clinical supervision and training of medical students and residents associated with the University of Washington (UW), Department Of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and may require the incumbent to maintain a faculty appointment with UW; must effectively collaborate with multiple disciplines within behavioral health and medical/surgical specialties.


The Walla Walla VA Medical Center Primary service area has a radius of approximately 42,000 square mile area in seven counties in southeastern Washington, four counties in northeastern Oregon and four counties in western Idaho, with an estimated veteran population of 65,000. Operates Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Yakima & Richland, Washington, Lewiston, Idaho and La Grande, Oregon.

Psychiatry positions come with many benefits, including:

Practice evidence based medicine without the hassles of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!

Typical work week is 40 hours, Monday-Friday schedule, with a rotating Call Schedule.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must be a US citizen and hold an unrestricted medical license from any state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States.

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Fully integrated state-of-the-art national Integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) network with centralized patient registration and billing.

Our physicians enjoy a competitive salary that is determined by a Physician Compensation Panel based on Qualifications, Education, and Commensurate with Experience.

Physicians earn 26 days of paid annual leave (vacation) starting their first year and may accumulate up to 86 days. They also earn 13 days of sick leave each year (unlimited accumulation) and in addition enjoy 10 federal holidays with pay each year.

The VHA offers an attractive comprehensive Federal Benefits Package that includes: full malpractice, life insurance, health insurance (portable for life after 5 years), thrift savings plan (401K) with employer matching, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System that has a Defined Benefit Plan Pension vested after 5 years, CME, an unmatched work/life balance, and much more!

A Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

If you would be interested in exploring a practice in the VHA, please feel free to E-mail your CV and any questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to contact me; it would be my pleasure to assist you. You can explore our Physician benefits by clicking on the link below:


http://www.vacareers.va.gov/occupations/physicians.asp


http://www.vacareers.va.gov/resources/downloads/Physicians_Quad_042210.pdf

Walla Walla is geographically located in the southeastern region of Washington State, approximately four hours by car from Seattle and thirteen miles from the Oregon border.
The Walla Walla Valley is a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, enticing restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures and small town friendliness come together to create an experience youll want to share again and again. A vibrant reflection of the past and the present, downtown Walla Walla is the place where you begin to discover what makes Walla Walla so special. A walk down tree-lined streets reveals a funky mix of vintage shops, boutiques, cafes, bookstores, tasting rooms, restaurants and more. Add in the numerous pieces of public art and special events, like Feast Walla Walla, the seasonal Farmers Market and outdoor concerts, and you start to see why our downtown has been recognized time and again as one of the best small town Main Streets in the country. There are well over 100 wineries are located in the Walla Walla area producing some of the finest American wines and it is a very popular vacation spot for wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Walla Walla is famous for its sweet onions that became Washington's official state vegetable in 2007. The Walla Walla Farmers Market is a popular destination from May until October providing a selection of bakery treats, flowers and plans, creative arts, and craft items. The choices for endless opportunities for year-round outdoor adventures include fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, and camping. For the young and the young at heart, there's BMX racing, disc golf, and skateboarding at Fort Walla Walla Park. And the fun extends throughout the winter, too, with downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

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For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, today!

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!