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Physician (Psychiatry)

Army Medicine Civilian Corps


Location:
Clarksville, Tennessee
Date:
05/22/2018
2018-05-222018-08-20
Work Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Specialties:
  • Psychiatry
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Job Details

Overview

This position is on the Embedded Behavioral Health Team, Department of Behavioral Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, at Fort Campbell, KY.

Fort Campbell lies on the Kentucky/Tennessee border between Hopkinsville and Clarksville, directly off of I-24 and only 40 miles NW of Nashville. Fort Campbell is the 2nd largest army base in the world. Although the base is considered part of Kentucky, the majority of employees reside in Clarksville, Tennessee. Clarksville is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and has a lower cost of living than most cities in the U.S. Residents and visitors enjoy year-round golfing and outdoor activities along the Riverwalk. Additionally, there are many shops, eateries, and farmer's markets of downtown Clarksville to enjoy. With its brick sidewalks, tree lined streets, decorative lighting and park benches, the historic area is drawing new attention. For more information, visit http://www.clarksvillecvb.com/

Responsibilities

This specialty examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases affecting mental health including the brain, nervous system, substance abuse of drugs or chemicals, and personality disturbances. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating mental illness using the biomedical approach to mental disorders, including psychotherapies. A psychiatrist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and adjustment disorders. A psychiatrist is able to understand the biological, psychological, and social components of illness, and therefore is uniquely prepared to treat the whole person. A psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises, and other problems in living.

Requirements

Qualifications

US Citizenship required 

Board Eligible/Certified 

Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. 

All Health Care Providers must be able to possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

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