Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Psychiatrist) in Newington, Connecticut

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Newington, CT
Work Schedule is Part Time 27 hours - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (18 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1819529

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?

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.


VA Connecticut Healthcare System is looking to recruit a Psychiatrist certified in Addiction Psychiatry or Addiction Medicine at our Newington Campus in an outpatient substance abuse clinic. The individual will be responsible for the management of patients who are treated at the facility, this means working 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 at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. The psychiatrist has the opportunity to be involved in teaching psychiatry residents, medical students and other trainees if s/he is interested.


  • Provider of mental health services to Veterans in a primary care setting in the community based outpatient clinic
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team with psychologists, social workers, nursing staff and primary care practitioners.
  • Duties will include medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders (currently buprenorphine/naloxone, buprenorphine or injectable naltrexone) and alcohol use disorders
  • The psychiatrist will manage outpatients with substance use disorders often with co-morbid psychiatric disorders
  • Provides evaluation, and treatment of Veterans with mental health disorders
  • Provides consultation to Primary Care staff about mental health issues in Veterans
  • Supervision of affiliated nursing staff and addiction therapists, along with psychiatric residents and physician assistant students, will be required

Work Schedule: Work schedule will be 27 hours per week Monday - Friday between the hours of 08:00am and 05:00pm, days of the week are negotiable.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Designated Drug Testing required.
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board eligible or board certified in Psychiatry

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; religions; 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.

References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.* *This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

*Physical Requirements: *The work is primarily sedentary. Typically the incumbent will sit to do the work. However, there is some walking, standing, walking up/down stairs, bending, carrying of light items.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages person with disabilities to apply.

The health related positions are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

VA Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, person with disabilities, protected veterans and member of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452662400

Job Announcement Number: VHA-689-17-MMJC-1819529