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Psychiatrist wanted in Walla Walla

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyPsychiatry : Adult
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedOther

Psychiatrist wanted in Walla Walla

The Walla Walla VA Medical Center is looking to hire a highly motivated Psychiatrist to join our Dynamic team.  The staff physician (psychiatry) is assigned to the Mental Health Service, providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high-quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing clinical care to the patients. Staff Psychiatrist's responsibilities include psychiatric evaluation and treatment in collaboration with other healthcare team members.

Major duties include but may not be limited to:

  • Individual psychotherapy services.
  • Group psychotherapy services.
  • Medication assessment and management.
  • Consultation with other medical and nursing providers on psychiatric issues.
  • Behavioral interventions.
  • Facilitation of referrals to Behavioral Health Service programs for patients in need of specialized services.

Work Schedule:  8:00-4:30 with an option for a compressed schedule

Benefits and Features

  • Competitive salary with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials, and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus. Selected candidates may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), and if approved, receive up to $200k in school loan repayment.
  • The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry-leading full benefits and features package to support high-quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance.
  • Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave,  13 Days paid sick leave per year,  11 Federal holidays with pay, and 5 days paid absence to attend approved CME. 
  • 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 Plans through 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.

Located in the southeastern corner of Washington in Wine Country, this quaint town will captivate you with its picturesque landscape of rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, the Blue Mountains, and historic architecture. Walla Walla is home to more than 120 wineries and boasts vibrant arts and culinary scenes.

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About this Facility

Since 1921, the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (Walla Walla VAMC) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to Veterans living in eastern Washington and Oregon and western Idaho.

The Walla Walla VAMC serves veterans from a 15-county area in the tri-state area that includes Southeastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon and Central-western Idaho. In addition to our main medical center in Walla Walla, we offer a primary care services to our patients in community-based outpatient clinics at Richland and Yakima, Washington, La Grande, Oregon, and Lewiston, Idaho. The Walla Walla VA also has a contract VA Clinic in Grangeville, Idaho.

In addition to our main facility the Walla Walla VAMC serves veterans from a 15-county area in the tri-state area that includes Southeastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon and Central-western Idaho. We offer primary care services in five community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

La Grande, Oregon
Lewiston, Idaho
Richland, Washington
Yakima, Washington
Grangeville, Idaho (new contracted VA Outpatient Clinic - more to come)

The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center is located on an 88-acre campus on the site of historic cavalry fort, Fort Walla Walla, established in 1858. The VA Medical Center serves veterans residing in a 42,000-square-mile primary service area within the VISN 20 network. Services include outpatient primary care, outpatient mental health, specialty care, substance abuse residential rehabilitation, HUD/VASH, and CWT programs.

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 Federal holidays with pay annually
  • 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 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% 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

Academic Affiliations

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla University

University of Washington

Illinois College of Optometry

Washington State University

Pacific University College of Optometry

University of Utah

Gonzaga University

Wenatchee Valley College

Lewis-Clark State College

Community Information

Although Walla Walla was for a long time best known as the home of the Walla Walla sweet onion, in recent years the buzz around town has been generated more by red wines than by white onions. New wineries have been popping up as fast as champagne corks on New Year's Eve, making this town the single best destination in the state for a few days of wine touring. The explosion of wineries has also brought on a downtown renaissance, with a restored historic hotel, excellent restaurants, and a few wine bars.

Before there was wine, it was onions that made Walla Walla famous (well, maybe not exactly famous). The Walla Walla onion is a big sweet variety, similar to the Vidalia onion of Georgia, and owes its sweetness not to sugar, but to a high-water and low-sulfur content. These onions, which can weigh as much as 2 pounds, are legendary around the Northwest as the best onions for burgers at summer barbecues. Between June and August, produce stands in the area sell big bags of these sweet onions.

This is also a college town with three schools of higher learning: Walla Walla College, Whitman College, and Walla Walla Community College. Due in large part to these colleges, the town wears a rather cultured air. The town's residential streets, lined with stately old homes and large shade trees, add yet another layer to Walla Walla's character. A stroll or drive through the town's old neighborhoods conjures up times past, when the pace of life was slower.

Walla Walla is one of the oldest communities in the Northwest and was the site of both an early mission and one of the region's first forts. Before white settlers arrived, the area was home to several Indian tribes from which the town's name, which means "many waters" or "small, rapid streams," is derived.


Facility & Address

  • Walla Walla VA Medical Center
  • Walla Walla WA


Contact Information

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