Outpatient Adult Psychiatrist - Sign-on Bonus!!

ID: 23771492
Location: Bowling Green , KY - US
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Contact: Holly McKinney Holly McKinney on LinkedIn    Call: 318-676-9490
Posted: 01/20/2023


Job Type: Full-time


Valor Healthcare

Our mission is simple: to provide quality healthcare to America's veterans through our healing focus, indebted hearts, and tireless resolve. Valor Healthcare operates more than 50 VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in the United States as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Valor provides a full range of medical services to veterans through the operations of CBOCs, tailored to meet the specific needs of local VA medical centers. Our comprehensive set of services includes primary care, diagnostics, laboratory, telehealth, behavioral health, and more.

Position Summary

Diagnoses and treats mental and behavioral health conditions. Provides supervision as needed to Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists and social workers including psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, short- term, solution focused counseling, education and referral for resources and benefits, and case management. Develops program content and organizes & leads activities planned to enhance social development of individual members and accomplishment of group goals. Collaborates with the core PACT Team (Primary Care Provider, RN and Medical Assistant) and expanded PACT Team including family/caregiver, VA, and community-based services involved in developing the patient care plan.


  • $60,000 sign on bonus 90 days after employment! Tied to a 2 year commitment.
  • Great work lifestyle balance! No on call, weekends off, 11 federal holidays, and increasing PTO the longer you stay with Valor.
  • Only 10-16 patients a day with support of administrative staff, Mental Health RNs, and social workers
  • Competitive pay! We offer based on experience and monitor market trends to ensure we are providing a great rate for our employees.
  • Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, and more through Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Malpractice coverage.
  • Annual performance reviews to discuss goals, raises, concerns, etc.
  • Half a day for dedicated admin time a week.
  • 10 extra personal days for anything you want a year!
  • Great support system through clinic management peers, HR, Recruiting department, all the way up to the executive level.

Core Responsibilities

• Interviews individual members to assess social and emotional capabilities by examining patient for symptoms of organic, congenital, or acquired disorders and determines nature and extent.

• Orders and performs diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures and interprets test results for deviations from normal and provides follow up care.

• Counsel patients on the use of prescription medications and educates patients in relation to treatment plan.

• Develops and implements patient management plans and assists in provision of continuity of care through the PCMM (Primary Care Management Module).

• Evaluates patients records from medical providers outside the VA and works with these patients utilizing rules set forth by the VA for co-managed care.

• Conducts individual, group, and family and marriage counseling and/or therapy.

• Helps members through group experience to develop attitudes and social skills for improved family relations and community responsibility.

• Addresses issues such as advance directives and organ donation in accordance with acceptable standards.

• Inputs all patients’ information into VISTA/CPRS.

• Completes any and all clinical reminders “due” at the time of each patient visit.

• Assists in co-managed care collaboration with non-VA providers, and facilities. Functions as case manager as needed.

• Provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, wellness, related health issues and healthy lifestyle choices.

• Fulfill compliance requirements of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Joint Commission (JC), Environment of Care (EOC) oversight, lab compliance and other related items.

• Remain focused on achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the specified VA guidelines.

• Must provide excellent customer service to each veteran and his/her family, both in person and over the phone, as well as to fellow colleagues and clinic visitors.

• Participate in the clinic’s outreach events to help support the clinic’s enrollment initiatives.

• Support patient enrollment and retention in appointments, follow-up visits or nurse visits.

• Embrace and support new initiatives, whether clinical or operational.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


• Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine

• Board certified in Psychiatry.

• Must comply with and maintain all requirements for a valid, unrestricted license in the state of desired employment, or in any U.S. state or territory, depending on VA contractual requirements.

• Minimum of 1-3 years' clinical medical practice with adult patients. Specific requirements could vary based on individual VA contract.

• Current, unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.

• Must be credentialed and remain in good standing through the Veterans Health Administration (VA).

• Current certification in Basic Life Support (must be renewed periodically as specified by the certifying agency – AHA valid for two years, e.g.) and in ACLS as specified by individual VAMC contract.

• Proficiency in written and spoken English.

• Strong computer skills, including EMR experience.

• Energetic and optimistic demeanor

• This is considered a safety sensitive position.