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JULY-AUGUST 2020  Listings  


Inpatient Psychiatrist
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital  


direct Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572722800


Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Open & closing dates 07/09/2020 to 08/07/2020
  • Service Excepted
  • Pay scale & grade VM 15
  • Salary 107,569 to $336,000 per year
  • Appointment type Permanent
  • Work schedule Full-Time 

The Inpatient Psychiatrist position is located at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA and will work within the acute mental health units, 78G and 6b. The patients in these units have an array of complex issues ranging from substance abuse, homelessness, and serious mental illness.  

  • Provide comprehensive Medication assisted therapy eligibility  assessment, induction, and monitoring of maintenance .
  • Performs psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic assessments as well as intervention;
  • Completes a comprehensive treatment plan to a panel of patients in the service;
  • Works with multidisciplinary team providing leadership and monitoring of the patient's progress;
  • Responsible for admission assessment , progress notes and discharge summary as well as compliance with quality assurance;
  • Participates in department call schedule providing coverage to walk in clinic and occasional consultation to CLC units on a rotational basis; and,
  • Manages cases efficiently, including thoughtful goal-setting, appointment scheduling, timely completion of requested letters or forms, and terminating treatment or referring to other levels of care when appropriate.
  •  Participate in teaching and supervision of medical students , psychiatry residents, as well as nurse practitioner  from  Boston University and UMass Medical Schools . Strongly encourage to  obtain faculty appointment . 
The Psychiatrist performs duties independently and reports directly to the Chief of Addiction Service Line .  

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 Experience:  specialization  in Psychiatry-  either a Fellowship or  experience as Inpatient Psychiatrist is preferred.  

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm  

Preferred candidates would specialize in Addiction Psychiatry, either a Fellowship or a certification Addiction Psychiatry is preferred.  
Interested applicants can apply by sending a resume to [email protected]  by August 7th, 2020.


About Us: Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA) was one of the first hospitals established in the country to care for Veterans. Currently housed throughout 58 buildings, the facility is named for former Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers, co-author of the GI Bill. The Bedford VAMC is a Category 3 VA hospital located in the north-west suburbs of Boston, MA.  It serves approximately 20,000 Veterans and its clinical mission focuses on providing those services that Veterans have difficulty obtaining in the community.  As such, the bulk of clinical services are in mental health, primary care, and geriatrics and extended care.  Clinical care is highly integrated with its academic mission of research and education.  Its research program is larger than all other Category 3 hospitals combined and emphasizes research that is directly translatable into practice innovation and improvement.  On any given day, over 70 trainees are present at the Bedford VAMC and represent diverse disciplines including psychiatry, family medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and optometry. Level three complexity as follows: 240 nursing home/community living center; 56 domiciliary beds; 42 transitional residence (TR) beds; 48 acute psychiatry beds. Bedford VAMC supports its three Community Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Lynn, MA; Haverhill, MA; and, Gloucester, MA.  Bedford VAMC also has a Crescent House Transitional Housing in Lowell, MA.    






Carney Hospital Psychiatry Department (Dorchester, MA), under new leadership, has Psychiatry opportunities available. Services include a 20-bed adult unit, a 14-bed adolescent unit, and a 16-bed older adult /geriatric unit. We also have partial hospitalization and outpatient programs.  

Opportunities include:  

-          Adolescent Inpatient
-          Adult Inpatient
-          Geriatric Inpatient
-          Consultation Liaison
-          Per Diem Coverage


If interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact:  

Dave Rezendes, Physician Recruiter
Steward Health Care
Phone: 781-551-5640
Email: [email protected]
All inquiries will remain confidential.
Steward Health Care is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  




UMass Memorial Health Care and the University of Massachusetts Medical School

currently have openings within the Department of Psychiatry.   

The Department of Psychiatry is a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, biological psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women’s mental health, and addiction psychiatry. We integrate our clinical, research, teaching and community partnership activities to help individuals and families transform their lives through recovery from mental illness and addiction. We are particularly interested in having Faculty join our Department who are motivated for a career in clinical research. We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in central Massachusetts, with over 400 faculty members and 12 hospitals and community mental health centers.   

Our residency program trains 7 residents per year, including general psychiatry and specialty tracks for combined adult and child psychiatry and combined neurology. We offer fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Adult Developmental Disabilities. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae addressed to Dr. Sheldon Benjamin.   

UMass Medical School

UMass Memorial Health Care

Facility Medical Director (Cape Cod and Islands Mental Health Center, Pocasset, MA): Provides administrative and clinical oversight for the DMH-operated and contracted state hospital and community support programs. Clinical Care in our Partial Hospital program.  

Full-Time Inpatient Psychiatrist (Cape Cod and Islands Mental Health Center, Pocasset, MA): Work closely with two psychiatric APRNs, a consulting internist, and a multidisciplinary team.  

Full-Time Inpatient Psychiatrist (Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, MA): Inpatient services while providing acute clinical care  

Full-Time Psychiatrist (Brockton Multi-Service Center, Brockton, MA): Outpatient services.  

Full-Time Psychiatrist (Corrigan Mental Health Center, Fall River, MA): Outpatient and partial hospital services, as well as coverage of a 16-bed inpatient unit.  

Inpatient Psychiatrist (Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Worcester, MA): Be part of a person centered, recovery oriented multidisciplinary team that strives to help individuals lead healthy lives and return safely to the community.  

For additional information, please contact:

Marie Hobart, MD, Vice Chair, Public Sector Psychiatry [email protected]  

Geoffrey Bottone

[email protected]. 

Interested applicants should apply directly at www.academicjobsonline.org

(J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply)

Chief Medical Officer (CHL, Worcester, MA): Supervision of a large group of professionals and participation in development efforts serving >22,000 individuals each year.  

Medical Director (Emergency Mental Health, Consult Liaison, Worcester, MA):  provide psychiatric and medical supervision. As well as consultation and liaison to our medical-surgical wards and emergency mental health department.  

Medical Director (Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Worcester, MA): Clinical Academic oversight of a new 38-office outpatient teaching clinic. 

Medical Director (Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, PTRC, Worcester, MA): Provide psychiatric and medical supervision and direction to mental health and substance abuse services to a 26-bed locked unit.  

Adult Outpatient Attending Psychiatrist (CHL, Worcester, MA): Outpatient clinic in Worcester serving a diverse population with mental health and substance use disorders.  

Adult Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist (PTRC, Worcester, MA): Inpatient services while providing acute clinical care  

General Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist (Worcester, MA): Outpatient services while providing behavioral healthcare services. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to

Sheldon Benjamin, MD:

c/o: Jessica Saintelus, Physician Recruiter

[email protected]



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