Physician - Psychiatry

San Diego, CA 92161

Specialty Psychiatry
Profession Physician


We Are Recruiting BC/BE Residency-Trained Outpatient Psychiatrists


Position Information 

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), San Diego CA, is recruiting fill General Outpatient Psychiatry positions. Join our VA Healthcare Team in providing the best care for our Veteran - Our Nation's Heroes - and take your career to the next level in beautiful San Diego and Southern California! The Mental Health Care Line (MHCL) and Psychiatry Service are located in the San Diego VA Medical Center (VAMC), a teaching hospital located adjacent to the University of California San Diego campus, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. It is a 256 bed, level 1a, tertiary care center that is dedicated to providing both primary and specialized outpatient health care, extended care, acute medical, surgical, intermediate and psychiatric care services with almost all major specialties and subspecialties represented. The facility has 38 acute psychiatric inpatient beds and 29 substance abuse rehabilitation beds, and 40 domiciliary beds at the Aspire Center located in Old Town. The Medical Center is closely affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. In collaboration with this affiliate, the VASDHS Psychiatry Service oversees the training of psychiatry residents, fellows in psychiatry subspecialties and third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through the inpatient and outpatient settings. Attending physicians are expected to obtain and maintain UCSD faculty appointments, and may participate broadly in the teaching mission of the University.

The General Outpatient Psychiatrist Staff positions works primarily in any or a combination of, the following settings: the Psychiatric Emergency Clinic (PEC), Tele-Mental health clinic, and the outpatient Mental Health Clinics at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). This is a staff psychiatrist position (board eligible or board certified) in the Psychiatry Service of the VASDHS Mental Health Care Line (MHCL). The responsibilities of this position will include the provision of clinical psychiatric services for the treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders. Work Schedule: Varies and it will be discussed during the interview process.

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry Preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered


Community Information

San Diego, California’s second largest city & the United States’ eighth largest, enjoys year-around great climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches & a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Within its borders of 4,200 square miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities & numerous charming neighborhoods & communities. With a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents & more than 3 million residents countywide, San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate & terrain that various from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains, offering nature-conscious residents & visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife & much more. San Diego’s North County is known for its agricultural & wine growing communities, while the West offers endless miles of coastline & year-around outdoor recreation, & of course there’s Mexico & Baja California adventures to the South.


Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Psychiatrist will range from $220,000.00 to $264,000.00 and include industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - 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, with up to five percent government matching. Physician Benefits Brochure:   


About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Please visit our VA Careers Site to learn more:


To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to: Eric Snipes, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, (707) 562-8401,