Psychiatrist, Inpatient – Weekends, full-time - Southern Virginia
Full-time Weekends (Benefits, paid time off, retirement, and more)
Join our team in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This position offers a faculty appointment with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM).
*** Full time – (6 hours Friday, 12 hours Saturday, 12 hours Sunday and 6 hours Monday). Weekend and phone coverage. These days are traditionally busy for discharges and admissions.***
Our division is comprised of general psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who work closely with the psychiatrists. In addition, our patients benefit from the care of experienced and well trained social workers, psychologists, and care coordinators. These professionals share individual cases to ensure that each patient is given the best care possible.
Mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, chronic psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders can all be diagnosed and managed in this outpatient psychiatric section. Should a disorder prove to require more intense treatment, such as inpatient care, the individual can be quickly transferred to this higher level of management.
While providers are all well trained in general psychiatric diseases, several psychiatrists further specialize in addiction and can play a critical role in the identification and management of substance use disorders. Medication-assisted treatment is available, as well as individual, family and group therapy for the management of addiction. Social workers and care coordinators assist in the provision of comprehensive care to our patients.
In our academic community, we have a variety of learners who will assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Psychiatric residents may see patients under the close supervision of an attending psychiatrist. Medical students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine often accompany a clinician in the care of a patient. The opportunity to have these eager learners participate in patient care further ensures that care is given in a professional and state- of-the-art manner.
Being part of a research community, patients may be given the opportunity to participate in a research study. When this is done, the patient has full knowledge of what the benefits and risks are. However, having a research community as part of the outpatient section emphasizes the importance of being at the cutting edge of psychiatric care.
The Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is a strong and growing presence in regional healthcare. Our Department is based in Roanoke Virginia and has clinical, educational, and research sites throughout the region. Our Faculty are based in Roanoke at the Carilion Clinic.
About the Roanoke Valley
The Roanoke Valley is a metro area of 300,000 and has consistently been rated among the “best places to live” in the nation and features exceptional schools, low cost of living, inexpensive real estate, and abundant outdoor activities in an exceptional setting along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, and surrounding areas.
The Roanoke Valley was named one of the ten most bike-friendly areas in the United States by USA Today Travel and our mountain biking has been featured by internationally-known outlets such as Pinkbike, Singletracks, Men's Journal, and Mpora. The popular Carvins Cove is regarded as a bucket list trail system for mountain bikers from around the world.
Interested in hiking? Roanoke is the largest city on the Appalachian Trail, and the local trio of Dragon's Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs has become collectively known as the Triple Crown of Virginia - showcasing three of the most beautiful summits of the A.T.
The region is home to the Blue Ridge Parkway, regarded as "America's Favorite Drive" because of its spectacular beauty, Smith Mountain Lake - the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge," and four amazing Virginia State Parks.
Located at the southern tip of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, easy interstate access allows for driving distance to the Atlantic Ocean beaches and major metropolitan areas.
At Carilion, our employees know they can depend on each other to give their all every day, working together to do the job right. Our sense of family is what makes us a strong, growing organization. If you're looking for a place where talents are embraced, discoveries are made and care makes a real difference, this is where it all happens.
Together we have been recognized with designations, awards, and honors, accreditation by The Joint Commission, magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, and five-star Excellence in Healthcare Awards for patient experience by Professional Research Consultants just to name a few.
Interested candidates should contact the following:
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Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.
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About Carilion Clinic
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research.