Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Aug 10, 2023

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Mercy Care has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatry physician to join an exceptional team providing care for the underserved population in Atlanta, Georgia.

Under limited supervision by the Clinical Director of Psychiatry, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist provides diagnosis, psychiatric treatment and consultation within an integrated care setting. This psychiatrist will also provide general psychiatric care in the programs at Mercy Care and may also participate in the Street Medicine program. The psychiatrist provides administrative oversight as needed, supporting psychiatric APRNs through collaborative agreements, participating in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3-4 times a year. Office hours are 8:30 am 5:00 pm, but our clinics can open up as early as 7:00 am and the hours could vary. Candidate must be flexible to float to our various clinics, if needed (located in Atlanta or Chamblee, Georgia).

Clinical expertise and competence in providing direct services and medical consultation is required. Must be able to build strong, cohesive outcomes focused on working relationships with special needs populations and Integrated Behavioral Health team colleagues. Familiarity and experience in treating medically underserved populations is preferred. Must have experience working with youth and families with both mental illness and substance use disorders within a multi-disciplinary setting. Candidate should have experience dealing with patients of diverse backgrounds.

Candidate must have completed an ACGME accredited Psychiatry residency program and Child and Adolescent fellowship program, with at least one year of experience in serving vulnerable populations. ABMS board certification in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is required. Licensure to practice medicine within the state of Georgia is required. Bilingual candidates in Spanish & English appreciated.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry physician to provide care in an underserved community.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

Mercy Care offers a competitive compensation package.

This facility is also recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and this position is eligible to apply for Loan Repayment through HRSA and National Health Service Corps in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or tribal communities with limited access to care:

https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/NHSC/loan-repayment/nhsc-lrp-fact-sheet.pdf

Award amounts are up to $50,000 for two years of full time service, and with continued service NHSC clinicians may be able to pay off all of their student loans.

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Mercy Care St. Joseph's Health System serves metro Atlanta through Mercy Care, a primary care organization that treats nearly 12,000 patients annually, only 7 percent of whom have any type of insurance. The mission of Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services is to serve the poor, marginalized, and underserved clients in Atlanta.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Saint Joseph's Health System, Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services was created in 1985 by volunteer nurses and physicians. Today Mercy Care is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) and provides an efficient, integrated system of primary care, dental, behavioral health, vision, education and social services -- reaching thousands of poor, uninsured, underserved, and homeless patients and clients in Atlanta each year. Mercy Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center and we operate an Integrated Behavioral Health Care Model, four fixed-site Mercy Clinics and six other clinics in community partner facilities or aboard our Mobile Health Coach. Several programs such as Street Medicine and Case Management involve teams of staff directly delivering care in the community. Mercy Care is located in Atlanta and the metro area offers many attractions, diversity, city to suburban living, and a great southern climate.

As a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), our opportunities are eligible to apply for Loan Repayment through HRSA and National Health Service Corps in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or tribal communities with limited access to care:

https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/NHSC/loan-repayment/nhsc-lrp-fact-sheet.pdf

Award amounts are up to $50,000 for two years of full time service, and with continued service NHSC clinicians may be able to pay off all of their student loans.

Mercy Care is a member of Saint Joseph s Health System and Trinity Health. Mercy Care is Atlanta s only healthcare for the Homeless program servicing the greater Atlanta area. All Mercy Care physicians uphold the same values and provide excellence to every patient, every time.

To learn more about this outstanding organization visit www.mercyatlanta.org.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Atlanta, Georgia is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.7M people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Atlanta is an "alpha-" or "world city", exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. It ranks 40th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology. Topographically, Atlanta is marked by rolling hills and dense tree coverage.

ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.

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