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MD/DO - Psychiatrist
Ref No.: 15-00597
Category: Physicians
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Start Date: 08/03/2015
MD/DO - Psychiatrist
America's Most Livable City - Almanac, Forbes, & The Economist

The Community - Springfield, MA & Hartford, CT
Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. The first Springfield in the New World, it is the largest city in Western New England, and the urban, economic, and cultural capital of Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley (colloquially known as the Pioneer Valley). It is the third-largest city in Massachusetts and fourth-largest in New England, after Boston, Worcester, and Providence, Rhode Island. Springfield has several nicknames The City of Firsts, because of its many innovations; The City of Homes, due to its Victorian residential architecture; and Hoop City, because basketball - one of the world's most popular sports - was invented in Springfield.

Hartford, the capital city of the State of Connecticut, lies only 23.9 miles south of Springfield, on the western bank of the Connecticut River. Bradley International Airport, which sits 12 miles south of Metro Center Springfield, is Hartford-Springfield's airport. Insurance-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it hosts over 160,000 university students and over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges the second-highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States. The City of Springfield itself is home to Springfield College; Western New England University; American International College; and Springfield Technical Community College, among other higher educational institutions.

Overview
Behavioral Health is evolving and Geriatric Psychiatry is one of the fastest growing sectors. The aging baby boomer population and changes in how behavioral health services are provided to the adult and geriatric community makes this sector one of the best to be associated with. A progressive leader in the industry that partners with committed psychiatrists that own a passion for what they do. Exceptional compensation, benefits and growth potential are certainly there. Just as importantly, though, it is the professional respect and appreciation from a forward thinking CEO and management team that will get your attention.

Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Provide psychiatric consults to patients referred by the attending physician at assigned facilities.
  • Prescribe and monitor medications; or make recommendations, depending on facility policy.
  • Collaborate with nurse practitioners and other clinicians as indicated.
  • May hold collaborative agreement or attestation agreement (depending on state regulations) with nurse practitioners in geographic area.
  • Work as a member of the interdisciplinary team assigned to the facility.
  • Participate in case reviews, consultations, and utilization review.
  • Be a resource for the primary care physicians.
  • Respond to urgent calls and facilitate admission to in-patient hospital units when necessary.
  • Attend medical staff meetings and provide in-service education at the facilities as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate records on patients treated.
  • Maintain and submit accurate records for billing purposes on a daily basis.
Qualifications
  • M.D. or D.O. who has completed a residency in psychiatry or currently in a psychiatry residency.
  • Board certified or board eligible (within 3 years of completing residency).
  • Holds a valid permanent license in practicing state(s) in accordance with the regulations of that state or in the process of obtaining it.
  • State controlled substance license or in the process of obtaining it.
  • DEA Certificate or in the process of obtaining it.
  • Must be able to meet the credentialing requirements of the facilities assigned to.
  • Must be able to become credentialed with Medicare and Medicaid and other payers as necessary.
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