Learn about rewarding psychiatry careers helping Veterans improve their mental health during the virtual American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting May 1-3, 2021.

At VA, you’ll enjoy a meaningful career giving back to those who have served and helping them recover from depression, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder and more.

Due to COVID-19, the APA meeting will be held completely online this year, with a virtual exhibit hall, live sessions, lectures and keynote speakers, and opportunities to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit.

Stop by the VA Careers virtual booth to speak with recruiters, find out about open positions and learn more about why you should choose a psychiatry career at VA.

“We’re hiring psychiatrists at VA facilities from coast to coast. They are vital to improving mental health care for the nearly 9 million Veterans enrolled at VA,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing.

A fulfilling career

Veterans face unique challenges when returning home and transitioning back to civilian life, and our psychiatrists and other mental health professionals expertly tailor treatment plans that empower Veterans to take charge of their wellbeing and pursue fuller lives.

In addition to the rewards of a career based on giving back, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits. Stop by our booth to talk with our recruiters about perks like:

  • Group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care insurance.
  • Generous leave policies.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Liability coverage worth thousands of dollars a year.
  • A robust retirement plan.
  • Flexible scheduling and telework options.

With one active license, you can work anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Guam. You’ll take all the benefits you’ve earned with you if you transfer facilities.

Work at VA

Help care for a diverse group of Veterans, improving their overall wellness and setting them on the road to recovery.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.

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Published on Apr. 27, 2021

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  1. JT MCMANUS May 7, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Better yet, the VA should stop over bullsht and pretense about helping us veterans and do the damn job it was supposed to do! Doesn’t do them any good to have psych evaluations when they routinely refuse to give us the medical and mental care we need! Va’s motto is deny deny deny and Hope the best of veteran dies!

  2. B Kliza April 28, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I think you should hire veterans who have a BA in psychology (like me) to help assist psychologists and psychiatrists in the VA. Especially if you are unable to recruit enough psyc doctors. So many “psych techs” could be managed under one doctor. That way you can reach more veterans. Sometimes they just need to talk with someone who’s not related but in a controlled environment to talk freely, get some things out in the open because they’ve bottled up everything so tight and THEN look at a treatment plan. Maybe a group, or tests, or a physical recovery like Equine (horse) therapy, fly fishing, farm or ranch help. If by the time they get in for an appointment, actually open up some and put on some “plan” before a vet feels he’s even been heard and TRUST who they’re talking with, the vet probably won’t be back.

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