PA Behavioral Health Psych Job Req 93073

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We have a great opportunity in western Massachusetts' premier healthcare provider.� We are searching for a Psychiatric Physician Assistant to join their Inpatient Behavioral Health team in Westfield, Massachusetts. Position Highlights:• Provide inpatient behavioral health treatment and care coordination to patients on their 20 bed inpatient unit & 6 seat Partial Hospitalization Program at the hospital• Join a multi-disciplinary team of experienced Psychiatrist, behavioral health counselors and social workers.
Benefits: The employer offers a very competitive compensation package that includes generous salary, paid time off, full medical benefits and CME reimbursement and time allowance.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Physician Assistant in Psychiatry and Mental Health Job:
Interview patients and assess their complaints and issues
Screen patients to rule out physical illness
Diagnose patient conditions through examination and evaluation
Provide appropriate counseling and therapies for the patient
Prescribe medications based on laboratory results, diagnostic studies, therapeutic measures, and followup care
Track patient progress and collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers regarding plans of care and treatment
Provide mental health education and ongoing support and followup care for patients and their families

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Physician Assistant in Psychiatry and Mental Health Job:
Current PA license in the State of Massachusetts
Current national Physician Assistant certification
Active DEA registration

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the Physician Assistant in Psychiatry and Mental Health Job:
Graduate of a Master's level accredited educational program for Physician Assistants

Hospital/Clinic Description

As an employer and organization people treat one another with dignity and equity as well as overall respect for patients and staff. It makes us them just an organization, but also a community where you can advance your career and enhance the lives of all people.� They are a major referral care center and the only Level 1 trauma center and pediatric trauma center in the area. They offer a diverse culture that provides outstanding opportunities for physicians and advanced practice providers to start and advance their career. The Pioneer Valley provides extensive access to urban, suburban and rural amenities and is home to five colleges with communities that offer fine dining, shopping, music, galleries, and parks. They are located within two hours of Boston and three hours of NYC and Bradley International Airport is 20 minutes away. When you live and work in the Pioneer Valley, you will enjoy picturesque four-season living, excellent schools and year-round social and cultural events. In fact, Massachusetts was once again ranked #1 in Education nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

Experience

Experience Requirements for the Physician Assistant in Psychiatry and Mental Health Job:
Physician Assistant Psych/Mental Health experience not required. New PA grads will be considered for this position.

Skills

Physician Assistant; Psych

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