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MD/DO - Psychiatrist
Ref No.: 15-00600
Category: Physicians
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Start Date: 08/05/2015
MD/DO - Psychiatrist
The Electric City needs your work ethic and family tradition...

The Community - Scranton, PA
Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, as a borough in Luzerne County and as a city on April 23, 1866. The city took its first step toward earning its reputation as the "Electric City " when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Six years later, the nation's first streetcars powered exclusively by electricity began operating in the city. Rev. David Spencer, a local Baptist minister, later proclaimed Scranton the "Electric City ".

The Greater Scranton area represents Pennsylvania at its finest. Scranton is a modern, progressive area, offering a low cost of living and a high quality of life. The area also provides superior educational and healthcare systems, strong work ethics and family traditions. Numerous cultural amenities, combined with short commute times and affordable, safe and clean neighborhoods make Scranton a location of choice to live and do business in.

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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