Virginia State Government Psychiatrist Full-Time (Mental Health Physician C) in Staunton, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Western State Hospital is seeking applicants for a full-time, permanent state position for a staff General Psychiatrist. No positions available for J-1 Visa.

The JC accredited Western State Hospital Division of UVA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is a 244 bed, state, adult psychiatric hospital in the Shenandoah Valley. Services include Admissions and Psychosocial Rehab, Special programs for Deaf and a Med/Psych unit.

Primary care services provided by NP/PA’s and supervising Primary Care Physicians. All physicians are board certified and most have faculty appointment at UVA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. (Eligibility/Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology preferred.)

WSH maintains collaboration with UVA, training residents/medical students and recruiting psychiatrists into public sector. Faculty provide supervision to students and residents, participate in residency training/education committees, and provide lectures to medical students on rotation, and participate in core didactic presentations in residency programs at UVA.

Attending serves as Head of Treatment Team (HOTT) to multidisciplinary team. Treatment interventions/groups provided to patients off unit in Psychosocial Rehab “treatment mall.”

Current need is for HOTT/Attending Psychiatrist on an admissions unit. Primary diagnoses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and personality disorders. Duties include providing psychiatric care of patients admitted to the unit(diagnostic assessment, psychopharmacologic management, and indicated psychotherapies). HOTT duties include providing overall leadership to team, supervision of milieu, supervision of team in planning and implementing psychiatric, medical and behavioral treatment plans for patients.

  • In-house CME Program

  • 40-hr work week

  • Infrequent Night/weekend call

  • Salary negotiable based on experience and board certification

Experience the vitality of a university community located in the Blue Ridge Mountains with good schools, recreational opportunities and cultural events. Contact: Dr. Jonathan Anderson, MD, Medical Director; Western State Hospital; PO Box 2500; Staunton, Virginia 24402-2500; phone: 540-332-8211; email

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of approved medical school and residency in psychiatry. License to practice medicine in Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neorology preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish and English are a plus. Veteran preferred.

Special Requirements

The successful applicant must pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening test and employment reference check. The applicant must have the ability to perform at the level of physical demands noted on the Employee Work Profile and the verified ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Western State Hospital is a tobacco free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at If assistance is needed, contact by email To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

Contact Information


Jonathan Anderson


(540) 332-8211


Working Title: Psychiatrist Full-Time (Mental Health Physician C)

Role Title: Physician II - 49152

Job Open Date: 07/20/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Agency: Western State Hospital (706)

Agency Website:

Location: Staunton - 790

Position Number: P0064

Job Posting Number: 1040549

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 08