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Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:H1
Opportunity Description:

The Tuscaloosa, Alabama VA Medical Center has excellent full-time career opportunities for psychiatrists who are US citizens and board certified with a full unrestricted medical license.  Graduating psychiatry residents and board eligible psychiatrists may also apply.  Fellowships or certification in addiction psychiatry or geriatrics are desired but not essential. 

Facility will consider Green Card Holders and H1B candidates.
The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is a Dean’s Committee hospital with a full range of psychiatric, primary care and extended care services.  TVAMC services central and northern Alabama veterans with 73 psychiatric beds integrated PTSD/addictions intensive outpatient programs, comprehensive outpatient services and co-occurring disorders with other serious mental illness. 
Research and teaching activities are encouraged with academic appointments available to qualified individuals at the University of Alabama and University of Alabama Birmingham.

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes:

  • Administrative and clinical experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Embraces and initiates new clinical programs and technologies
  • Effective management and operations experience
  • Board certification
  • Has a vision for the future
  • Advocates for clinical research
  • Interested in the pursuit of excellence

    Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday 

    Salary Range: Up to $264,000 per year
    A recruitment incentive of up to 25% of annual salary may be offered


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or an equivalent degree. 
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. 
  • Completion of a residency or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Must meet physical standards of the position described in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.  Employees in drug testing designated positions will be subject to random drug testing.

    Education Requirements:  Degree of doctor of medicine or equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.  All education claimed by the applicant will be verified.  The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
    1. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
    2. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
    3. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.  

    Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.


Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Up to $264,000
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:covered by VA
Other benefits:
Facility Description:

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (TVAMC) is located in West Alabama, where the facility is situated on a beautiful campus of 125 acres with 25 major buildings. TVAMC provides primary care, long-term health care, rehabilitative care, and mental health care services to eligible Veterans in VISN 7.  The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center provides access to secondary and tertiary care services.


Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center has active affiliations with the University of Alabama School of Medicine at both Tuscaloosa and Birmingham campuses. Over 200 University residents interns and students are trained at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center each year. There are nursing student affiliations with the University of Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of South Alabama, Samford University, Shelton State Community College, Lawson State University, Mississippi University for Women, Wallace State Community College and Jacksonville State University. The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center also has affiliations with the University of Illinois College of Optometry, University of Alabama School of Optometry,  Southern College of Optometry, Samford University School of Pharmacy, Auburn University School of Pharmacy, Auburn University School of Speech, University of Montevallo School of Speech and Audiology, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, University of Alabama School of Social Work and the University of Florida School of Social Work.

The facility also has affiliations with numerous colleges and universities for the schools of Business Administration, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy and Office Administration.

Type of Facility

Long term, mental health, physical rehabilation and outpatient primary care services.

Special Programs

Primary Care Services (Outpatient)
Women's Health and Mammography
Geriatric and Extended Care Services
Rehabilitation Services
Skilled Nursing Home
Dementia program
Home and Community Programs
Inpatient Mental Health Services
Acute, Sustained Treatment and Rehab (STAR)
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Substance Use Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Program
Mental Health Intensive Case Management
Health Care for Homeless Veterans
Partial Hospitalization
Community Residential Care
Vocational Rehabilitation
Residential Programs
 - Substance Abuse (SARRTP - 21 beds)
 - PTSD (PRRP - 15 beds)
- Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Residence (CWT-TR 12 beds)
 - Homeless Domiciliary (DRRTP - 48 beds)

Community Description:

Tuscaloosa, the largest city in western Alabama, is located 45 miles from Birmingham (the largest city in Alabama) and 225 miles from Alabama and Florida’s beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. The climate of western Alabama is very pleasant; the average annual temperature is 65 degrees. This climate supports nearly year-round activities such as fishing, gardening, and year-round golf and tennis.

The Tuscaloosa community has a major medical center; public and private schools with outstanding academic and athletic programs; affordable housing; extremely low property taxes; and a wide range of professional, social and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is also the home of the 2009 NCAA Football Champions, The University Of Alabama Crimson Tide. Tuscaloosa, made both strong and beautiful by its diversity, offers culture, and a healthy coming together of races, backgrounds, and beliefs.


Community Size:Small/Rural
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