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Staff Psychologist - Behavioral Medicine

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedJ-1 or H-1B
Salary Range$75,928 to $140,682 / Year
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

Staff Psychologist - Behavioral Medicine for VAMC New Orleans

 Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is seeking a full-time Staff Psychologist (Behavioral Medicine) for the VA Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. The Staff Psychologist (Behavioral Medicine) will provide direct patient contact including, but not limited to: Ability to treat mental disorders through a variety of evidence-based modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. This psychologist may provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual, group and family/couples psychotherapy.

About Southeast Louisisana Veterans Health Care System

The Best Care and the Best Careers…The mission of the Veterans Healthcare System is to serve the needs of America's veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, the VA needs to be a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research, and needs to be an organization characterized by exceptional accountability and by being an employer of choice.

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS)… provides quality, compassionate, and safe health care to veteran patients throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. Recently, the SLVHCS expanded the New Orleans community of clinics by opening an Urgent Care Center. Patients can now avoid long waits in the emergency room for minor illnesses or injuries and receive timely health care provided by VA professionals experienced in urgent care. If the patient's emergency does requires immediate attention they should dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Visits to Urgent Care do not replace regularly scheduled visits with Primary Care Providers.

The Big Easy! The Crescent City! Birthplace of Jazz! …New Orleans is known by any number of nicknames, but none can completely describe the city. Located at a bend in the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans is a city with several distinct neighborhoods. The most famous is the French Quarter - about 10 square blocks just north of the river. The buildings here were constructed over 200 years ago and all remain in reasonable condition. To walk through here is to walk through time - the streets are narrow and often damp, and with just a bit of imagination you can picture what life was like two centuries before. The food, the festival, the music are shared pleasures, because somehow a novel ethnicity, born of the New World, has emerged in New Orleans. All of this testifies to the remarkable power of the city's culture to absorb new influences and fashion delights that continue to amaze not only much of the world, but also the inhabitants of New Orleans themselves. 


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

Facility & Address

  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  • 2400 Canal St New Orleans LA 70119


Contact Information

Adrian Wright National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant


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