Geriatric Psychiatrist physician needed in Texas
We're looking for a full-time Medical Director for our newly opened in-hospital Geriatric Mental Health Center. This is a great opportunity for a full-time clinician with interest in helping guide and grow this much-needed new service.
The Center provides acute, short-term comprehensive mental health services and crisis stabilization for older adults in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24 hours a day. Patients are typically admitted from home or a nursing facility on a doctor's referral with an acute primary psychiatric diagnosis and symptoms including focus on somatic issues, acute depressive periods, suicidal ideation/behavior, sleeping/eating disturbances, assaultive behavior, and/or obsessive/compulsive issues. Led by the Medical Director, a team of mental health professionals including specialized psychiatric nurses work daily with patients to quickly return them to their optimal level of function outside the hospital. The average length of stay is 10-15 days.
Newly opened, 8-bed that's already often at capacity
Plans to expand to 25 beds
Full state accreditation
Experienced, trained staff
The hospital is very flexible on structuring it's relationship with the Medical Director, whether employment or a private practice setting with medical directorship arrangement, etc.
A physician with Board Certification, a solid work history and significant interest in building relationships with nursing homes to encourage referrals are required.
We offer a competitive recruitment package, which may include:
Competitive base salary (if employed) or first-year collections guarantee (if private practice)
Sign-on and/or Commencement bonuses
Relocation, CME and Medical Licensure expenses
Marketing expenses and assistance if in private practice
Medical Education Stipend for physicians still in training
Loan Repayment Assistance for medical education loans
Is licensed for 193 inpatient beds, has a medical staff of more than 238, and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). We are now licensed for 308 total beds between two facilities. A full-service heart program was established, and a new ICU, Transitional ICU, and Day Surgery Center were completed. More recently, added a 64-slice CT scanner to the Radiology Department to aid in the detection of heart disease and to use in Trauma cases when medical attention is needed in the most critical, “Golden Hour". Was the first hospital in the Texas Crossroads to receive Level III Trauma designation. In 2010 we purchased the Da Vinci robot and completed the year with over 250 cases. In 2011 our imaging services were expanded to include the Philips 1.0 Tesla Open Concept MRI.
Known as the South Texas Crossroads, is one of the oldest cities in Texas. Five major state highways cross in the area, which is conveniently located just 30 minutes from the welcoming beaches of the Gulf Coast, and within a two-hour drive of the state’s largest metro areas—Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
With a population of 60,000 (80,000 in the county) and a retail trade area of over 250,000, it is a cultural, historic and economic hub for the surrounding seven counties. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds as the community combines the best of city living while surrounded by the majestic beauty of Texas’ rolling plains. Has all the amenities of larger communities including great shopping with local, regional and national merchants, an acclaimed symphony, Community Theater and Ballet Theater, museums, a 12-screen cinema complex, 27-hole public golf course, the Texas Zoo, and more.
The community and its surroundings are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with hunting, fishing, bird watching, swimming and water sports available year-round and just a short drive away. Just a few miles outside is, Saxet Lake Park offers fishing, swimming and picnic areas in a lovely 95-acre park setting. Just a few miles further south of town, families from throughout the state enjoy a wonderful variety of outdoor recreation opportunities at Coleto's 190-acre park and reservoir.
Please only apply if you are a physician!
Equal Opportunity Employer