Job ID: 289773120  |  Last Updated: 6/15/2021

Psychiatrist - Inpatient - Battle Creek, MI

Veterans Affairs Medial Center
Battle Creek, MI
Applicant Contact
Laura Hargis
Physician Recruiter and Retention Specialist
(269) 873-3487
(269) 223-6907
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Performs face-to-face psychiatric evaluations for a diverse population, including geriatric and post deployment combat Veterans, who are mentally ill and have psychosocial issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and poor family support network.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Due to the nature of this position hours may be rotated/extended. Travel not required.

Benefits: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
Competitive Pay with guaranteed salary increases
Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15k per year
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
13 paid sick days annually with no limit on accumulation
10 paid Federal Holidays
CME Stipend and up 5 days paid absence to attend CME
Federal Retirement Plan
Thrift Savings Plan (401K) with partial agency match
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Nationwide Mobility

This position is eligible for the VAs Education Debt Reduction Program.

Salary: $230,000 - $280,000 per year

Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Applicants tentatively selected are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior and will not be appointed if a verified positive drug test result is received. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

Basic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred: Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist

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