Learn about the VA mental health hiring initiative


At VA hospitals throughout the nation, opportunities are available for psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals, as we look to hire 1,000 mental health providers this year. Consider a career with VA if you’re interested in improving the lives of America’s Veterans.

As an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, you’ll treat several of today’s most urgent mental health issues (e.g., PTSD) using best practices, groundbreaking research and more. You will also have the chance to work virtually anywhere in the country, as you only need one active state license to practice at any VA facility. No matter where you are, you’ll receive outstanding benefits such as generous paid time off and other perks that will help you keep a healthy work-life balance. It’s all part of serving patients who’ve proudly served America.

Positions are available nationwide, including the following cities:

• Dallas, Texas
• Fayetteville, North Carolina
• Hampton, Virginia
• Houston, Texas
• Jackson, Mississippi
• Las Vegas, Nevada
• Richmond, Virginia
• San Diego, California
• Temple, Texas
• Albany, Georgia
• Tifton, Georgia
• Macon, Georgia
• Fort Benning, Georgia
• Columbus, Georgia
• Tuskegee, Alabama
• Fort Rucker, Alabama
• Waco, Texas
• College Station, Texas

Interested candidates can view the Psychologist & Psychiatrist vacancies currently open below:

Psychologist (Hampton only) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490157100
Psychologist (All other locations) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489770800
Psychiatrist (All locations) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489770500

Pursue a career with us today by emailing your résumé to our Virtual Recruiting Center at VACareers@va.gov.


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  1. Jennifer Berryhill    

    Will PMHNP-BC clinicians be included in this hiring event?

  2. Michelle    

    Any RN s in the PCMHI hiring agenda?

    1. Darren Sherrard    

      Yes, All mental health. Check out our career site.

  3. Debra Tangari    

    Licensed Clinical Social Workers ars the largest group of psychotherapy providers in the country. Studies have shown no difference in outcomes when servicess are provided byLSCSW’s or Psychologists. Currently the VA utilizes LSCSW’s to provide a full range of critically needed clinical services. It is confusing to see that LSCSW’s are not included in our search for behavioral health providers. What is the rationale for this?

  4. Laurie Fegal witzberger    

    More peer support specialists need to be included not only for Addictions but for PTSD MST and Homeless. Addictions and Mental Health is not always in play for Homeless. Sometimes it’s financial.

  5. Keith Armstrong    

    Not sure why you don’t include social workers marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors in this ad for mental health clinicians

  6. Karen E. Lara    

    Will additional Peer Specialist be included in the Mental Health hiring imitative? We need more.

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