Physician - Psychiatry

Brockton, MA 02301

Specialty Psychiatry
Profession Physician

Academic General Outpatient and Primary Care – Behavioral Health Psychiatry Positions

VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts

Staff Psychiatrists – 49-54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year!


The VA Boston Healthcare System is actively recruiting full-time Psychiatrists to serve at our Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Brockton campuses.  You must be BE or BC in Psychiatry and be a US citizen. The ideal candidate is comfortable with General outpatient psychiatry managing mood, anxiety, psychotic, substance use disorders.  Tele-psychiatry, and Buprenorphine licensure is a plus. Thoughtful clinical reasoning and interpersonal skills are a must. We are seeking Psychiatrists with interest in clinical education and training of residents.



  • Competitive salary and annual performance bonus!

  • Education Debt Reduction Program up to 120K may be available

  • Guaranteed salary increases!

  • Academic appointment commensurate with qualifications and teaching role at Harvard Medical School or Boston University School of Medicine

  • VA Boston is a national leader in clinical research.  Research time allocation is based on potential and existing research grant funding

  • Licensure: Full unrestricted license (any state) with no history of restriction or revocation

  • CME benefits

  • Malpractice: provided free with tail coverage

  • No Physician Employment Contracts! 

  • Full time 

  • Hours and Shifts:  8 – 4:30, M-F

  • Department staffing: Over 50 psychiatrists, 14 Advanced Practice Nurses, 50 Psychologists, and 75 Social Workers, 4 RN Care Managers, 64 Psychiatry Residents, 30 Psychology Residents.

  • Workload: 6 hours of face-to face clinical care per 8-hour shift, 1 hour intakes, 30 min follow-ups

  • Call: 1 week per 40 with telephone backup to psychiatry residents and weekend rounding with treatment team on Sat/Sun

    Few opportunities provide the professional and personal satisfaction that comes from caring for our veterans, training the next generation of healthcare providers and leading a team of colleagues in carrying out the mission, while living in an area rich in this country’s history with an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities. If accepting the call to care for our veterans while teaching the next generation of healthcare providers sounds appealing to you and, you feel you have the leadership skills to be successful, email your full CV to Larry Elliott, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Your inquiry will be held in confidence.

    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

  • 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME



  • 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 of service