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Psychiatric Practitioner (MD/DO)

Williamsburg, VA 23188

Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 03318-3 Priority: High

Job Description

Psychiatric MD/DO


June 2024 Start

Our client is seeking BC/BE Psychiatric MD/DO to assist with locum tenens coverage. Experience working with an acute and chronic adult inpatient population is required, and forensic population, preferred.

Details for the assignment are provided below:


  • Available to start immediately (pending credentialing)
  • Initial Appointment for 3-month assignment, with option to extend 3 -6-month assignment, if the position remains unfilled
  • Full-time, 40 hours a week with assigned office hours of Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm with 1 hour lunch break, no alternative schedules accepted
  • NOT approved for overtime
  • No weekends, no holidays, no on-call duty
  • Ability to provide cross coverage, to include forensic populations, as required
  • Once a month, participation in Lunch Coverage Call (12:00 PM 1:00 PM)


  • 3+ more years as a Physician/Practitioner
  • Strong experience working with patients having Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
  • Psychiatric Crisis Management and Forensic experience, a plus
  • Experience working with adult admissions or geriatric admissions and acute and chronic health management of adult and geriatric populations.
  • Comfortable working on admissions work up and potential rapid turnover
  • Ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • BLS Healthcare Provider certification is required

Position Details:

  • Facility Hospitalizations: Acute, Adult, Inpatient wards (male & female)
  • Facility Demographics: Forensic, NGRI, Civil, Jail Transfer, and Geriatric populations
  • Facility Stay: Short and Long-term length of stay
    • Caseload varies by ward and assignment (40-45)
  • Psychiatry coverage is provided
  • Full complement of interdisciplinary team members

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for patient care that includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of medical illnesses for adult and geriatric psychiatric inpatient population.
  • Serves as medical consultant to the attending psychiatrist/practitioner.
  • Completes admission medical assessments (including history and physical examinations, mental status examination) and entering admission orders.
  • Orders diagnostic/therapeutic tests and procedures.
  • Monitors patients progress, including laboratory values and special procedures with appropriate follow-up or referrals as needed.
  • Consults with authorized representatives/legal guardians on patient medical status.
  • Collaborates with attending psychiatric practitioner if needed providing DSM-5 Diagnoses that are valid, complete, and supported by timely and appropriate assessment.
  • Provides coverage to the medical clinic, the admission suit to ensure the admission process is completed.
  • Prescribes medications at the lowest effective dose in accordance with rational clinical practices. Assesses and address medication side-effects and report adverse drug reactions.
  • Ensures timely and quality documentation (admissions, follow-up and annual, etc.) in patient records in accordance with policies, procedures, regulatory standards, and guidelines.

619 Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer.

Meet Your Recruiter

Cindi Johnson

Cindi Johnson has been with 619 Recruiting for 2 years and previously worked for two years as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in the government recruiting space, recruiting Senior IT Program Managers, Software Engineers, and Cyber Security experts for defense contractors serving the Intelligence Communities.  Cindi also brings with her 13 years of leadership and customer service experience with Publix Super Markets.  During her tenure there, she managed trouble ticket resolution and escalations as well as employee training and management oversight.  Her deep understanding of the complex needs of these industries make her a valuable asset to her clients.  Since joining 619 Recruiting two years ago, Cindi has expanded her skillset to include proposal writing, demonstrating her ability to adapt to new challenges and excel in a fast-paced environment. She excels in creating proposals that match client’s needs, explaining ideas clearly, and winning contracts and partnerships. Her focus on excellent proposal writing shows her dedication to providing top-notch service to clients. Cindi is also committed to her professional growth by pursuing certifications that enhance her skills. She actively seeks out opportunities to further develop herself, ensuring she stays ahead in her field. These certifications not only help her excel in her current role, but also demonstrate her dedication to providing exceptional service to clients.

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