West Haven - Part-time Psychiatry Position with Choice of Location(s) & Telepsychiatry

  • Position Code
  • Address
    West Haven, CT
  • Preferred Specialty
    Psychiatry, General
  • Would Also Consider
    Psychiatry, Telepsychiatry
  • Last Updated
  • Misc Benefits
    Benefits are available but vary, depending on hours/schedule agreed upon at time of hire.
  • Practice Name
    West Haven VA Medical Center
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Part-time Psychiatry Position with Choice of Location(s) & Telepsychiatry

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” 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.  Eventually, home-based telepsychiatry may be an option.

Requirements include holding an unrestricted medical license (any state) with no history of revocation or suspension 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

Preferred Experience:

  • 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, VA New England Healthcare System at don.rainwater@va.gov.  Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.

Practice Description

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 and serves 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 the main campuses, it operates six community-based primary care centers (CBOCs) throughout the state.

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