Physician - Neuropsychiatry

West Haven, CT 06516

Specialty Neuropsychiatry
Profession Physician

Neuropsychiatry Position with Faculty Appointment to Yale University

Our Veterans need your Help – Can you answer the Call?

VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT

You are invited to join the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. You should have experience and interest in treatment of Serious Mental Illness, psychosis and mood disorders, in general outpatient and telehealth work. This position includes an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Yale Department of Psychiatry. You should have clear clinical expertise and extensive training experience in treating serious mental illness, and candidates also must have a track record of research in the area of psychosis, mood disorders or related illnesses.

Clinical work will include working with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in order to care for individuals with serious mental illness as well as those with substance abuse comorbidity. Clinical work will include pharmacotherapy and may include other behavioral treatments such as group-, individual-, couples-, and/or hospital-based interventions using empirically-supported interventions.

You will also be responsible for teaching residents, medical students and other trainees, and for initiating scholarly work related to teaching or research. Research conducted within this position may involve a wide array of topics, including but not limited to studying psychosis, mood disorders, suicidality and other issues that affect veterans, epidemiology, pharmacologic treatment, psychotherapy development, training, or implementation, and technology-based assessment and treatment approaches. You will be expected to obtain research grant funding, conduct independent research, properly manage and administer projects, and collaborate with faculty within VA Connecticut Healthcare System and the Yale Department of Psychiatry and you should have 2-5 years of clinical experience.

Applicants must have completed psychiatry residency and be board certified or eligible in psychiatry, hold an unrestricted medical license (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation. US citizens will be considered first with non-citizens eligible if no US citizen applies and/or is selected.

Preference will be given to applicants who have relevant clinical experience in treating this population, in treating veterans and a history of academic productivity including publications, independent funding and be in a position to initiate and produce scholarly work.

VA Connecticut is a large complex system of care affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine serving over 55,000 Veterans across two campuses and six Community Based Outpatient Clinics. VA Connecticut is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. VA Connecticut provides a full range of comprehensive patient care services and offers Specialty programs such as the SCI program, the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Service, Geriatrics and Extended Care and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and is a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team. Healthcare is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry and geriatrics.

Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year

  • 13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 

  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay

  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME

     Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)

  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)

  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan

  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.

  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

     Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan

  • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary

  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000

  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution

  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension

  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel

  • Disability Retirement

  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service

    So, if the challenges and rewards of caring for our veterans is something you’d like to know more about, Email your full CV and cover letter to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Larry.Elliott@va.gov. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.