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Child & Adolescent Residential Treatment Program | Psychiatrist Locums Job in the Greater Los Angeles Area
*Starts ASAP and ongoing for two days/16 hours per week to cover Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP), plus 24/7 call.
*100% telehealth services during the pandemic with eventual transition to in-person services when it’s safe to do so.
*Patients are ages 6-21 and 20% have co-occurring disorders, i.e. substance use plus one or more mental health diagnoses.
*Strongly prefer Child Psychiatrists due to the nature of the STRTP patients' diagnostic picture.
*Board Certification is not required.
*Can be flexible and break up the 16 hours per week in whichever way is needed between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The only specific time slot needed is on Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12:30pm for consult with the therapists.
*Call is 24/7, and these calls happen on a regular basis. You would not need to come in, but would need to be available by phone. This is due to the STRTP regulations. Emergency situations would be handled by their nurses and ER. However, they receive intakes five days per week and need a provisional diagnosis from you within 24 hours. The calls will almost never be in the middle of the night, but evenings and weekends would be expected, especially if a patient needs an urgent adjustment to medication. They call the Psychiatrist for medication situations and for all hospital returns and admissions (psych) - more frequent. This is about 7 to 10 times a week that you could be called on weekdays or weeknights or on weekends when you’re not scheduled.
*Allowed 1 to 1.5 hours for initial evaluations and 30-45 minutes for medication follow ups. After admission to the program, the patients are seen by the Psychiatrist once per month, and sooner if the Psychiatrist determines there is a need.
*The STRTP is licensed for 50 beds; the average daily census is 45 patients. You are the only doctor covering the census.
*Average length of stay is 12-18 months.
*Electronic health record, so you must be computer savvy.
*Credentialing takes approximately two to three weeks.
*Client prefers six month minimum assignments.
Jackson & Coker offers:
+ Weekly direct deposit
+ A-Rated Malpractice Insurance with tail
+ In-House travel agency
+ 24/7 recruiter availability & single point of contact
+ Experienced in-house Privileging Coordinators
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