Robley Rex VA Medical Center Louisville KY
Facility: Robley Rex VA Medical Center Louisville KY 
Address: 800 Zorn Ave 
Louisville, KY 40206 
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Specialty: Psychiatry 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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The Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist. Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), an affiliate of the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine, is seeking qualified applicants to join our Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS). We are seeking a full-time board-certified/board-eligible psychiatrist to serve our inpatient psychiatry unit and our substance use treatment programs and to provide telemental health care as needed.

Our inpatient psychiatry unit is recovery-oriented, and the inpatient psychiatrist works on a multidisciplinary treatment team. The inpatient psychiatrist is expected to provide psychiatric consultation to other services (e.g. Medicine or Surgery) in the hospital. This consultation occurs throughout the hospital, including the Emergency Department. Because the clozapine is currently prescribed largely by our inpatient psychiatrists, the ability to prescribe clozapine will be a requirement of this position.

Our substance use treatment programs also follow the Recovery Model of treatment and utilize multidisciplinary treatment teams. These programs include our Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Suboxone Clinic. The Suboxone Clinic will occur on a weekday evening. A Suboxone waiver is required.

Performs general psychiatric assessment and treatment in a multidisciplinary setting. This individual will serve primarily the Dupont behavioral health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) clinic team. S/he will work closely with the treatment team to provide comprehensive, state of the art outpatient mental health care to include clinical video telehealth. S/he may participate in the supervision and training of medical students and psychiatry residents students at various levels or training. This psychiatrist will consult with medical center and clinic staff on patient care issues, especially those related to psychiatric status. Additional duties may include, but not be limited to, provision of medically assisted treatment for opiate use disorder, acute unit call coverage, consultation with the PTSD program, completion of second level assessments for compensation and pension, and/or VA police assessments after appropriate training. S/he functions as a member of the Louisville VAMC Medical Staff with full clinical privileges.

8am-4:30 Monday-Friday

U.S. Citizenship, a full, active, and unrestricted U.S. medical license, and BC/BE in Psychiatry are required. Suboxone prescribing credential a plus.

Community Information:

From horseracing at Churchhill Downs to strolling through Cherokee Park designed by the famous Frederick Law Olmsted, Louisville gives its residents the feeling of a close-knit community with all the perks of living in a metropolis.  Get a dose of culture at Kentucky Center for the Arts and the Muhammad Ali Center or let loose at Fourth Street Live.  The River city never has a dull moment, with great schools, robust art scene, restaurants and diverse neighborhoods, Louisville will not disappoint.


VA boasts a comprehensive compensation and benefits package (Paid Time-Off, Professional/Personal Insurance Coverages, 401K, CME, and Retirement, etc.).

Salary Range: Up to $250,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation incentive MAY BE authorized for exceptionally well qualified candidates

Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.

Robley Rex VA Medical Center Louisville KY

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