The incumbent will be a Coordinating
Psychiatrist for a newly developed interdisciplinary team. The psychiatrist will admit, evaluate, diagnose, treat, provide consultation and perform history and physical examinations to adult patients presenting with mental, behavioral, addictive or emotional disorders, utilizing all forms of psychological and socal treatment including medications. Privileges include providing consultation with physicians in other fields regarding mental, behavioral or emotional disorders, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, behavior modification, consultation to the courts, and emergency psychiatry as well as the ordering of diagnostic, laboratory tests, and presribe medications.
Tour of Duty: M-F days with on-call
Pay will be commensurate with training, experience, and market.
- A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
- First consideration will be given to applications received early. Applicants who apply by 12/23/13 will be referred first. Additional applications will be referred as additional vacancies occur
AVAHCS currently offers general medical and surgery inpatient
care, day surgery, long term care, home based primary care and specialty care,
mental health services including substance abuse treatment, homeless services
and an OEF/OIF program to a population of 64,400 veterans in a primary service
area that covers counties in the Texas Panhandle, northern Oklahoma Panhandle
and eastern New Mexico. We are a level 2 facility serving 25,602 unique
Veterans. In FY12, there were 2,315 inpatients treated and 264,380 outpatient
visits. There are currently 45 total operating hospital beds, which includes 14
ICU beds and 120 operating community living center beds. The FY13 annual budget
is $180+million. Our facility provides an active teaching environment for
medical students and residents through a formal affiliation with Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center. The rotation includes approximately 50
residents in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Specialty Care. Other
affiliations provide a variety of educational opportunities in pharmacy,
optometry, nursing and various allied health programs.
Amarillo has something for everyone;
Arts & Culture, family fun, heritage/history, and outdoor adventures.
Amarillo centrally located from skiing the New Mexico and Colorado Mountains,
as well as being centrally located to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Albuquerque
NM, Denver CO and Oklahoma City, OK. Amarillo residents enjoy big city life
with small town atmosphere with a low cost of living and no state income tax.