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Psychiatry (Geriatric) - Physician Opportunity only

Company: Continuum Medical Staffing
Location: Victoria
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

(Physician/MD qualifications required) Psychiatry (Geriatric) - We're looking for a full-time Medical Director for our newly opened in-hospital Geriatric Mental Health Center (GMHC) in historic Victoria, TX. This is a great opportunity for a full-time clinician with interest in helping guide and grow this much-needed new service.

The Center provides acute, short-term comprehensive mental health services and crisis stabilization for older adults in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24 hours a day. Patients are typically admitted from home or a nursing facility on a doctor's referral with an acute primary psychiatric diagnosis and symptoms including focus on somatic issues, acute depressive periods, suicidal ideation/behavior, sleeping/eating disturbances, assaultive behavior, and/or obsessive/compulsive issues. Led by the Medical Director, a team of mental health professionals including specialized psychiatric nurses work daily with patients to quickly return them to their optimal level of function outside the hospital. The average length of stay is 10-15 days.

Newly opened, 8-bed that's already often at capacity
Plans to expand to 25 beds
Full state accreditation
Experienced, trained staff

The hospital is very flexible on structuring its relationship with the Medical Director, whether employment or a private practice setting with medical directorship arrangement, etc.

Board Certification, a solid work history and significant interest in building relationships with nursing homes to encourage referrals are required.

Victoria, TX, a regional commercial center known as "the Crossroads of South Texas" is centrally located between (and within a two hour drive of) Austin, San Antonio and Houston. A community of about 84,000, Victoria services a regional population of almost 200,000. See more information below.

We offer a competitive recruitment package, which may include:

Competitive base salary (if employed) or first-year collections guarantee (if private practice)
Sign-on and/or Commencement bonuses
Relocation, CME and Medical Licensure expenses
Marketing expenses and assistance if in private practice
Medical Education Stipend for physicians still in training
Loan Repayment Assistance for medical education loans

Keywords: Continuum Medical Staffing, Victoria , Psychiatry (Geriatric) - Physician Opportunity only, Healthcare , Victoria, Texas

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