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Physician Assistant - Psychiatry / Mental Health - Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

Job Description
Physician Assistant (PA)

Psychiatry / Mental Health

Des Moines, Iowa

The city of Des Moines is the state capital and largest city in Iowa, with a population of over 200,000 - and part of a five-county metro area that is home to over 630,000 people. A low unemployment rate make it an ideal location for talented healthcare professionals. Whether you prefer to work in a hospital, clinic, home care or senior housing setting - Des Moines job opportunities in healthcare are abundant.

On Time Talent Solutions is recruiting a physician assistant interested in exploring their passion for serving in the field of psychiatry!

Physician Assistant - Psychiatry / Mental Health Responsibilities:

  • Manages patient treatment plan in conjunction with the team. Initiates treatment via orders, prescriptions, diagnostic tests, exams and procedures.
  • Provides follow up psychiatric consultation for inpatient mental health cases as well as medical/surgical consultative cases in the house.
  • Provides mental health assessment for patients in collaboration with the treating psychiatrist and team.
  • Under the general direction of a psychiatrist, will evaluate for psychotropic medication administration and management.
  • Will conduct and document follow up and discharge management for hospitalized patients.
  • Provides counseling, education and referral for ongoing treatment or follow up care.
  • Obtains patient history and documents the mental health assessment in collaboration with the treating psychiatrist.
  • Functions in a calm manner during stressful, emergency or crisis situations.

Physician Assistant - Psychiatry / Mental Health Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Current Physician Assistant License from the state, in good standing
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with strong clinical skills and experience in mental health or psychiatry
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