Long Term Locums – Northern  Arizona Adult Psychiatry

An Excellent Location close to some of the best Arizona has to offer…Sedona, Flagstaff…to name just two…

Full service community hospital serving this region of Northern Arizona.  Inpatient mental health services are provided to adults of all ages at the Behavioral Health Unit.  The guiding philosophy is holistic, rather than reductionistic.  Patients receive individualized treatment plans which consider the biopsychosocial context of symptoms or disease.  Unique elements of care include medical workups, an expanding program for cognitive rehabilitation and physical activity, and the consideration of iatrogenic toxicities.  Pharmaceuticals are applied according to the principles of harm reduction , avoidance, and responsible use.  The BHU prides itself on a multidisciplinary team of health care providers (including occupational, physical, and speech therapists) who believe in the healing power of a milieu where people live, love laugh, and learn together.

The inpatient unit is an 11-bed ward for adults 18 and above and call is shared.  The average census is 3 to 6 patients.  The full time psychiatrist takes call Monday through Thursday nights; call is by phone for admissions or questions pertaining to patients on the unit.  There is another locum tenens doctor covering weekends at this time and is also providing some help with workload on Wednesdays.

  • The clinical day starts at 07:00 with psychiatrist in attendance for “change of shift” report with off-going/oncoming nurses
  • The daily work is divided between: admissions/discharges/rounds on inpatient unit/consultations in ER/ICU-CCU/telemetry ward/medical-surgical floor
  • The locums psychiatrist will be the only psychiatrist in-house, responsible for running the consult service in the hospital
  • This assignment can accept some one as soon as credentialing is completed.  We can help expedite credentialing
  • An Arizona license is preferred but we can also assist in obtaining the license for the right candidate
  • Local accommodations and transportation provided
  • 1099 compensation offered via direct deposit or check
  • Assistance with Credentialing, Logistics, and Scheduling

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John F. Paulk