Sep 11, 2020

Psychiatrist - AMH / Forensic / Admissions

  • GeorgiaGov
  • Columbus, GA, USA

Job Description

Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of - DBHDD

Job Posting

:Jun 11, 2019-

Closing Date





:Day Job



Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities has Psychiatrist positions at our facilities in Columbus, Decatur, Milledgeville and Savannah.

Job Descriptions:

The Psychiatrist , in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment team,addresses the clinical needs of consumers in the hospital. Ask us about ourcompetitive salary, minimal call responsibilities, and benefits package. Openings will vary depending on current staffing in the following areas: Admissions, Adult Mental Health Inpatient, and Forensic Inpatient Services.

- Admissions: Job duties include review of referrals from outsidefacilities for medical/psychiatric appropriateness, evaluation of individuals acceptedfrom the community to determine the need for inpatient treatment, andreevaluation of individuals receiving treatment in our temporary observationunit.

- Adult Mental Health : Jobduties include leading a multidisciplinary team that provides inpatientstabilization for those admitted to ourhospitals and assist in integration back into the community once stabilized (Caseloadand length of stay vary by hospital so ask for more information about thelocation you are interested in).

-Forensics : Job dutiesinclude leading a multidisciplinary team that provides inpatient stabilizationto individuals referred from the surrounding courts for competency restoration.

Forensically trained psychiatrist may also participate in competencyevaluations and court testimony as needed (Caseload and length of stay vary byhospital so ask for more information about the location you are interested in).

Benefits: Vacation 15 days each year up to 5 years of service 18 days each year from 5-10 years of service 21 days each year for 10 + years of service Sick Leave – accrual at a rate of 10 hours per month (15 days each year) Holidays – the state of Georgia recognizes 12 paid holidays Retirement 401(k) plan with a matching employer contribution Defined Benefit Pension Plan Available Insurance Health Dental Vision Legal Disability Healthcare & Childcare spending accounts Life & dependent life insurance Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer FOR THIS TYPE OFEMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS ACONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.


:Medical degree recognized by the Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) AND licensure or license-eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law AND Two years of experience at the lower level Physician 2 (HCP161) or position equivalent.Preferred Qualifications - External: Psychiatrists are graduates of a medical schoolrecognized by the composite state board of medical examiners Licensure to practice medicine in the state ofGeorgia Candidates should be board eligible or boardcertified in psychiatry 

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