Psychiatrist – All Ages – Outpatient – Vietnam – Western Trained – English Speaking AR-059

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Psychiatrist – All Ages – Outpatient – Vietnam – Western Trained – English Speaking AR-059

:  Hanoi
:  Vietnam
:  Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Two Years' Commitment
:  Perhaps a little
:  US$5,000-7,000 per month net after taxes are paid by the employer
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Job Title: Psychiatrist

Clientele:  Mostly Adults but must be able and willing to see all ages
Open to: All Western educated and trained Psychiatrists whose native, first, language is English and are currently board certified in Psychiatry
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Job Type: Two years’ minimum commitment required

Relocation: One airplane ticket for the Doctor only
Salary: US$7,000-8,000 per month, net with taxes paid by the employer
Start Date: Negotiable.  (Note: Registration takes around four months *after* the successful candidate provides all of the required documents. Physicians are expected to comply with all requests for information on a priority basis and submit the necessary documents within 30 days after offer is accepted. The Clinic will advise what documents are required for both registration and the work visa. It is the responsibility of the Doctor to liaise directly with the closest Vietnam Embassy.)
Certification: The Medical Clinic will sort out your medical registration/license for you.
Work Status: The Medical Clinic will provide the information for you to apply for your work visa

Hours:  44 hours a week; 5.5 days a week

Purpose:  Diagnose and treat mostly adults.  Some adolescents and possibly some children may also seek your services.  However, the Psychiatrist will only see age groups that the Psychiatrist feels most comfortable with.  Patients will be referred to the clinic from their GP, employers or a foreign country’s Embassy.

Employer:  This is a privately held healthcare organisation in Vietnam which provides primarily health care to expats and local residents.  They are the largest and first established foreign, privately held, international health care provider in Vietnam.  They are building more outpatient clinics and also will have built a hospital for inpatients within 24 months to supplement six clinics in major cities.  They take pride in providing personalised support, excellent customer service and comprehensive medical care for the best value targeted to expats and local populations.  Their team of physicians come from diverse locations such as the US, Canada, Israel, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Argentina and Vietnam.  This is a growing and thriving health care organisation with big growth potential and plans.

It’s important to understand that we are looking for someone who will commit at least 12 months and preferably 24 months.  Although the initial contract may be for one year they are wanting to hire Doctors whom are prepared to commit up to 24 months should they and you get on well.  Many of their physicians have been with them for a number of years. The ongoing, continuation of Physician’s work is crucial from their perspective and that of their patients as the patients always sees the same doctor.   Therefore, the clinic takes pride in creating long-term relationships amongst their physicians as well as with their patients.

Last but not least, the work permit and the doctor license processes in Vietnam can take up to four months from the time the Physician has provided all of the required documents to approval of the medical license.  Typically, it takes overseas Physicians one to three months to provide needed dossiers.  Therefore, with this kind of time and effort invested on behalf of the Physicians to obtain their vocational registration/license and the necessary visas, a minimum one year commitment is required.

Primary Requirements Include:

  • At least five years’ relevant experience as a Psychiatrist in a clinical setting and:
  • Must be currently board certified/registered/licensed as a Psychiatrist;
  • Must have worked in  a hospital setting for the past three years;
  • Broad knowledge in addictions (alcohol and drugs), behavioral (anxiety, depression, suicidal situations, compulsiveness to mention some but not limited to);
  • Western educated and trained;
  • English must be your native, first, primary language;
  • Able and willing to commit at least two year’s start with;
  • Excellent patient facing presence;
  • Excellent psychotherapy, psychodynamic and/or psychoanalytical skills;
  • Excellent assessments and report writing abilities;
  • Good team orientated, communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Committed to treating all patients and team members with respect and dignity;
  • Proven ability to work with diverse peoples from many different countries and cultural backgrounds;
  • Flexible and adaptable;

Primary Duties Include but aren’t limited to:

  • Help patients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions;
  • Develop and implement treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications;
  • Monitoring and evaluate treatment results;
  • Evaluate patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons;
  • Conduct physical examinations;
  • Observe behaviours;
  • Review medical history and related documents;
  • Select, administer, and interpret psychological tests;
  • Order laboratory tests and evaluate results;
  • Develop treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioural disorders;
  • Establish treatment goals and methodologies;
  • Treat patients utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications;
  • Discuss progress towards goals with patients;
  • Provide instructions while monitoring effect of medications;
  • Supervise staff provision of services;
  • Maintain interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress;
  • Consult and collaborate with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers;
  • Ensure quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations;
  • Participate in utilization reviews;
  • Remain available for emergency consultations;
  • Maintain historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries;
  • Update job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations; and
  • Enhance departmental and organisational reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Housing for seven days upon arrival. (Note: They do not provide accommodations beyond the seven days);
  • Free or at-cost health care for you and your family;
  • Medical registration;
  • Work approximately 44 hours per week, 5-1/2 days a week with no night duties;
  • Paid time off is approximately 14 days annual leave plus between 10 and 12 statutory national holidays; and
  • Malpractice coverage.
  • Cost of schooling isn’t covered.
  • Exceptional opportunity to experience multi-cultural diversity and grow your professional and personal skills;
  • Be part of a team of western educated, trained and experienced physicians who have been with the clinic for a number of years and are part of a highly professional, collegial team; and reasonable cost of living.


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