Mercy Care has an exciting full-time or part-time employment opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatry physician to join an exceptional team providing care for the underserved population in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Psychiatry physician provides diagnosis, psychiatric treatment and helps prevent psychiatric disorders and injuries of patients. The selected candidate will also provide administrative oversight as needed and works in an integrated care setting collaboratively with primary care.
The selected provider will participate in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested three to four times a year. The option to work with the Street Medicine team is available, if desired.
Requirements for this opportunity include graduation from an ACGME certified Psychiatry residency program and Board Certification or Board Eligibility. Licensure to practice medicine within the state of Georgia is required, as well as at least one year of serving disadvantaged or special needs populations. The selected candidate must have experience working with people with both mental illness and substance abuse/dependence, as well as working in a multi-disciplinary setting. The ability and legal right to drive in Georgia, including an active, current Georgia Drivers License, may be required.
The selected candidate must be able to build strong, cohesive, outcomes-focused working relationships with special needs populations and the behavioral health teams serving this population. Applicants must also be able to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationship with patients and colleagues and be able to make decisions both independently and with an interdisciplinary health, educational and social services team. The selected candidate must possess organizational and leadership skills, ability to work with psychiatric nurse and mid-level providers, and willingness to provide consultation to primary care providers working in integrated care setting. Applicants must be able to maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries and a positive, healthy role model for patients and colleagues. Racial and cultural sensitivity is essential.
The selected candidate will provide patient care and/or support activities appropriate to ages served, which may include both children and adults. Call coverage for this opportunity is shared call.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Psychiatry physician to provide care in an underserved community.
A competitive compensation package is being offered. This facility is also recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
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:
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.
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