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Psychiatry

Staff Care

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Locum Tenens

Job Description & Requirements
Psychiatrist - (Psych) Locum Tenens
StartDate: 12/05/2016Available Shifts: 8 Hour/Day Pay Rate: $140.00 - 155.00

A Psychiatrist is needed to provide coverage on a locum tenens basis at this Veterans Affairs Medical Center starting ASAP until May 5th 2017, or until a permanent candidate can be identified. The working hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The physician will see approximately 10 patients per day.

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.

Required Qualifications
The physician shall maintain Board Certification or Board Eligibility within four years of the completion date of their residency. An active Basic Life Support certification will be required prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications
The VA rates candidates who have experience working with the veteran population more highly than those without it.

About the Facility
Located in Pennsylvania Dutch country, this hospital offers acute medical, surgical and behavioral services at its main location, which is equipped with 38 acute beds. The VAMC is a teaching hospital equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and offers comprehensive healthcare services to its patients. In addition to the hospital's main location, the medical center operates six community-based outpatient clinics in the Greater Lebanon area. In addition to its medical services, the VAMC provides a wealth of home care and community services.

Facility Location
Lebanon was formerly known as Steitztown and has a long history as a steel producing town. One of the town's claims to fame is its audacious New Year's Eve celebration, in which a 150 lb piece of Lebanon bologna is lowered at midnight. Be sure to check out Stoever's Dam Park, a gorgeous and expansive 124-acre park that offers camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking. The Coleman Park and Lauther Water Complex offers fun summer recreation for families. The Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts makes sure residents are never without captivating performing arts events all year long.

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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