Job ID: 289164846
Last Updated: 8/10/2016
TAUNTON STATE HOSPITAL:
Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, MA.
Hospital Practice Psychiatry, PC seeks a Board Certified or Board Eligible psychiatrist for a full time Attending Psychiatrist position in a general adult continuing care psychiatric unit. Candidates should have a commitment to a recovery-based model and community first. Taunton State Hospital (TSH) is a Joint Commission Accredited (JCAHO) hospital operated by the Southeast Area of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). TSH is a 45 bed continuing care facility, providing inpatient services to adults and geriatrics and is located in Taunton, MA, just 45 minutes south of Boston. Nights/weekend on-call shifts available for additional pay but are not required. No managed care. These inpatient units provide continuing care treatment for DMH-eligible patients. All staff psychiatrists are board-certified or pursuing board certification. The caseload for a full-time psychiatrist on one of the DMH inpatient units is approximately 15 patients.
As public sector intermediate care facilities, HPP/Polaris psychiatrists do not experience the pressures of managed care. This provides a unique opportunity for psychiatrists interested in providing treatment to a diverse population of psychiatric inpatients with severe and persistent mental illness in a continuing care environment. The psychiatrist is the leader of a multidisciplinary team, and a wide range of treatment modalities are valued, including psychopharmacology, group therapy emphasizing skill-building, insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, family interventions, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
The psychiatrist group is energetic, well trained, welcoming and very collegial. Most have trained in Boston-area psychiatric residency programs, including the Harvard/Cambridge Hospital, the Harvard/Longwood programs, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Boston University School of Medicine.
This outstanding opportunity offers a competitive compensation package which includes an attractive employee benefit program.
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