Locum Tenens Psychiatry Job in California

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Locum Tenens Psychiatry Jobs > California > Merced

Psychiatry

Staff Care

Merced, California

Locum Tenens

Job Description & Requirements
Psychiatrist - (Psych) Locum Tenens
StartDate: 12/01/2016Available Shifts: 8 Hour/Day Pay Rate: $140.00 - 155.00

This county mental health department, in beautiful Northern California is in need for an adult psychiatrist for an inpatient opportunity. The mental health physician will be sharing the patient load of a 16 bed unit for mental health stabilization. This county run community mental health center has a full support staff, 1 full time psychiatrist, and electronic medical records. The psychiatrist will share Call with the psychiatric nurse practitioners and another psychiatrist on staff. They will be on Call 1 weekend per month, and 1 to 2 nights per week. This opportunity is available as soon as possible on an ongoing basis. For more information, please call Staff Care.

A psychiatrist (locum tenens) is a mental health professional, who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness. After completing medical school, a psychiatrist must also complete a one year internship and three additional years of specialized training as a psychiatric resident. In the treatment of mental illness, a psychiatrist is licensed to prescribe medication. Some conditions requiring medication include; depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. A psychiatrist evaluates patients with mental illness and, in cases where medication is subscribed, often practices medication management.

Job Benefits
Staff Care typically arranges medical or dental malpractice insurance for contractor physicians and other specialists with whom we match to client opportunities. In addition, Staff Care locum tenens positions regularly receive highly competitive pay and a dedicated team to handle all travel, lodging, rental, and transportation needs.

About the Company
Staff Care, an AMN Healthcare company, is the nation's leader in locum tenens staffing. We provide flexible, temporary employment options for physicians, clinicians, and other allied health professionals in all specialties with a variety of healthcare organizations, typically with interim contracts lasting from one week to one year. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.


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