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Outpatient Psychiatrist Practice Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedSign-on

Opportunity Details:

The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC is recruiting for BC/BE Psychiatrists.

 Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provide general clinical psychiatric services to Veterans and including on-call services

General psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may include, but are not limited to, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy

Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical supervision of mid-level providers, psychiatric advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate

Psychiatrist is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations.

Other services include, but are not limited to, treatment common patient diagnoses to include anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other Serious Mental Illnesses, Dementia, mental disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries and any other psychiatric interventions deemed necessary by Mental Health Service Line management.

The Psychiatrist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities. Psychiatrist carries an outpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities. Psychiatrist is responsible for the longitudinal management of the patient within a sound clinical environment, while creating an efficient cost-management of the patient's on-going care.

Psychiatrist is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of care; conducts history, physical exams and mental status exams on assigned patients; completes intake assessments and formulates diagnosis; develops and presents treatments plans to the multidisciplinary treatment team; orders all necessary laboratory and radiological assessments; initiates consults and referrals; maintains effective and up-to-date documentation of patient encounters; performs other duties as assigned

Outpatient psychiatrists have one hour for new intake (only one daily), and 30 minutes to see each follow up visit. There is also 90 minutes allotted during the course of the day to complete notes, return phone calls, etc.

Work Hours: Generally Monday – Friday, Days (8am-4:30pm), but could be flexible as we serve a hospital with on-call duties required and evenings/weekends, as necessary.

Salary Range: Up to $280,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized for these positions

 The Dorn VAMC is one of the fastest growing VA Medical Centers in the US. Our quality processes and practice innovations are excellent. The medical center is affiliated and co-located with the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine.

Qualifications Required:  

Citizenship:   Citizen of the United States.  Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.    

Licensure and Registration:   Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.  The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.  

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:   All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Education:  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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.  Approved schools are:

  • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. 

 Physical Standards/Requirements:  All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position

English Language Proficiency:  Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at

About the Facility:

Columbia is known as the “capital of Southern hospitality” and was named one of America’s most livable cities. It is conveniently located just a few hours from several major cities, beaches, and resort towns and boasts a long list of recreational activities for all types of interests. You will also find that housing is very affordable and that commutes are easy due to the location of the medical center .

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (Dorn VA) is a 216 bed facility, which includes primary care, specialty care, mental health, acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Healthcare was provided to over 61,802 patients during fiscal year 2008. There were 673,841 outpatient visits and a total of 5,010 inpatient treated in fiscal year 2008. Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Anderson, Greenville, Florence, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, Sumter and Rock Hill. Administrative Support is provided for the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC and Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC; and the VA Regional Office, also located in Columbia.

  • Angiography
  • Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • Biopsies
  • Bone Densitometry Studies
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Bronchoscopies
  • Cardiac Catheterizations
  • Cardiology & Congestive Heart Failure Clinics
  • Cardiology
  • Chaplain
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinics
  • Compensated Work Therapy
  • Computerized Tomography studies
  • Contract Housing Program
  • Dermatology
  • Dietetics
  • Echocardiograms
  • EKGs
  • Emergency Department
  • ENT
  • Fast Track (Non-Emergent Care Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics Extended Care & Intermediate Medicine
  • Grant and Per Diem Program
  • General Surgery
  • Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
  • Hemo-dialysis
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology clinics
  • Infusions
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Home oxygen
  • Homeless Dental Grant Program
  • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
  • Inpatient Mental Health Care
  • Laboratory Services
  • Local Recovery Coordinator
  • Magnetic Reasonance Imaging (MRI) studies
  • Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM)
  • Nuclear Medicine Studies
  • Office surgeries
  • Oncology
  • On-line Formulary
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Freedom Veterans Program
  • Ophthalmological Care
  • Pacemakers
  • Pharmacy
  • Procedures
  • Primary Care/Mental Health (PC/MH) Integration Team
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (PRRC)
  • PTSD Clinical Team (PCT)
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal/nephrology
  • Research
  • Routine Radiology
  • Sleep Studies
  • Special Procedures
  • Stress Tests
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)
  • Surgery
  • Surgery (Outpatient)
  • Tele-Dermatology
  • Thoracic
  • Urology
  • Vascular
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Tele-mental Health Program
  • Tertiary Ophthalmological Care
  • Ultrasound studies
  • VA-DOD Joint Mental Health Team
  • Veteran Service Organizations
  • Women's Health Care

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, secondary and some tertiary care. The Dorn VA Medical Center is part of the VA Southeast Network.

Wm. Jennings Bryan VA Medical Cener is dedicated to educating future health care professionals. Dorn VAMC has 77 affiliation agreements in 21 disciplines with 48 institutions including the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. The Dorn VA Medical Center provides training to approximately 725 trainees per year. There are 50 resident and fellow positions, and approximately 165 residents/fellows who rotate through the VAMC annually. Authorized Beds

  • 122 General Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry beds
  •  94 Community Living Center beds

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • 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-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • 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

Facility & Address

  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC
  • 6439 Garners Ferry Road Columbia SC 29209


Contact Information

Samuel Wright National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant


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