Part-time Clinical Psychiatrist

Alexandria, VA
Sep 18, 2023
Oct 23, 2023
Part Time
Part-time Clinical Psychiatrist

Position Overview:

The City of Alexandria is hiring for a part-time (20-hours/week) Psychiatrist. This position is part of a passionate team of providers (psychiatrists, nurses, psychiatric technicians, and case managers) all working together to serve clients with behavioral health disorders. This position provides clinical psychiatric services to individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, including psychiatric and medication evaluations, diagnosis, treatment, and emergency crisis intervention when needed. The position is office-based and includes wrap-around comprehensive clinical support from the Department’s clinically licensed therapists and case managers; we work as a team, have access to a wide array of ancillary supports and services, and are deeply committed to serving those most in need in the City of Alexandria.

Examples of Duties:
  • Provides complete and detailed psychiatric evaluation and diagnostic services.
  • Provides a therapeutic environment conducive to a healthy relationship between the client and the psychiatrist.
  • Reviews client clinical records to assure adequacy and proper prescription of medications.
  • Educates clients, family members or legal representatives regarding the nature and treatment of psychiatric illness, medications, and other treatment/rehabilitation techniques.
  • Obtains informed consent for medications in accordance with policies and procedures; and ensures clients are free to ask questions regarding medication services and any treatment options.
  • Prescribes and delivers medication according to rules and regulations of the Boards of Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • Maintains clear and detailed written documentation required for maintaining client clinical records; prepares or signs reports in a timely manner, ensures handwritten documents are legible and in accordance with safety writing procedures.

Who we are:

As a member of the Division of Clinical and Emergency Services, you will work alongside professionals who are passionate about providing top-notch clinical services to adults with behavioral health disorders. We’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals, dedicated to supporting and valuing our staff. We are a community of lifelong learners who collaborate, challenge, and support each other to advance our clinical knowledge and skills, and help our clients achieve the best outcomes.

What we offer you:

In addition to an awesome group of people to work with, the City of Alexandria offers great benefits!

The following benefits are available to you, as a full-time employee of the City of Alexandria:
  • Health Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development
  • Employee Transportation Benefits Program
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave/Sick Leave Bank
  • Paid City Holidays
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Spring Health Mental Health Services
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is also a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Use the following link to access the PSLF website and learn about this program in detail:

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Some experience in the practice of psychiatry; satisfactory completion of residency program in psychiatry; and eligibility for Board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a Clinical Psychiatrist; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicant must be licensed and currently registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia to practice regular or osteopathic medicine. The employee must also be licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for prescribing medications.

Preferred Qualifications

Diplomate of the Board of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatrist must maintain Virginia license to practice regular or osteopathic medicine and the license by Drug Enforcement Administration for prescribing medications in Schedules II-VI. If board certification is claimed, a verification of status will be confirmed prior to determining the salary level. Psychiatrist is responsible to maintain Board certification (general and sub-specialty) in order to receive salary based on the medical scale.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment checks to include FBI/Federal Records; Medicare/Medicaid Database; Commonwealth of Virginia child abuse registry; Education/Certifications Verification; Sheriff's Office clearance, where required, and DMV record and Valid Driver's License.


20 hours/per week (Monday-Friday); hours negotiable; no weekend, overnight or on-call responsibilities.

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