Adult Forensic Inpatient Psychiatry Locums Job | Acute Psychiatric Program Hospital | California
*218-bed licensed Acute Psychiatric Program inpatient hospital and a licensed 114-bed Intermediate Treatment Program
*Provide quality mental health evaluation and treatment to patients/inmates who are referred from prisons throughout the State of California.
*Need is for 40 hours per week, 4 tens only.
*Hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.
*On-call duty only during shift. No after hours call.
*Acute inpatient experience is required.
*Must be well versed in psychopharmacology and Axis 2 disorders.
*Average daily caseload for the Doctor is 15 patients for Acute and 35 for Intermediate, but may vary.
*On the acute units the average patient load is 15 assigned patients (although there are some units where it is 16 or 17; on one unit there are actually 20).
*On the intermediate units the average patient load is 32-25 patients, depending on the unit.
*In most cases the Psychiatrist does not see every patient every day.
*The general expectation is that patients will be seen twice a week on the acute units and once a week on intermediate.
*There are so many variations to each unit and Psychiatrists float to other units periodically, that it is hard to give a very strict guideline on the number of patients seen in a 10 hour day.
*On a slow day it might be as low as 3 to 5 patients, and on a busy day it can be 15 patients or sometimes more.
*There is a great team of Psychiatrists and they help each other out on those busy days, so it is not usually too overwhelming.
*Average 1 new admission and 1 discharge per week.
*Average length of stay is 60 to 75 days.
*Patients generally have multiple diagnoses, including some medical problems.
*You will be the primary Doctor for both psychiatric and medical problems; however, there are 3 Nurse Practitioners, an Internist and a Neurologist available for help with the medical problems.
*Physicals for H&Ps for new admissions are done primarily by Nurse Practitioners.
*Credentialing takes approximately 2-4 weeks.
*Client prefers six month minimum assignments.
*Must be comfortable with computers, because of the electronic medical record system.
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