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If youre excited by the prospect of practicing geriatric psychiatry with a community health system in a region that blends urban sophistication with the ambiance of small town New England we have a great opportunity for you.

Who we are:

Were Hallmark Health System looking for a geriatric psychiatrist to join a busy community practice less than 10 miles north of Boston. As part of the Hallmark Health System, were able to offer the benefits of a large provider network while maintaining the intimacy and personal satisfaction of a small practice environment. We are located in close proximity to Boston, some of the best beaches in Massachusetts, as well as hiking and skiing in the mountains to the north. Our communities boast excellent restaurants and school systems, making it a very attractive place to live. We are committed to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant and healthy community.

About the job:

Full-time position available in our 34-bed geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, a full service community hospital 7 miles north of Boston. The geriatric psychiatry program includes both open and secure units. On-call coverage is optional. The adult geriatric unit is part of Hallmark Healths comprehensive behavioral health services that includes an adult unit at Melrose Wakefield Hospital, ECT and Community Counseling services in Malden and Medford.

Hallmark Health is an established leader in providing state of the art geriatric psychiatry services in Massachusetts. We offer a full range of treatment options to ensure that patients are matched with the appropriate level of care. Expert geriatric psychiatrists lead multidisciplinary teams that help patients reach their optimal level of functioning.

Located at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Medical-Psychiatric program is the longest running program of its kind in the state of Massachusetts. The Medical-Psychiatric inpatient unit specializes in providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the geriatric population, often complicated by acute/chronic medical problems. Common reasons for admission include late-life depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, delirium and dementia-related behavioral disturbances. The program combines the expertise of psychiatrists, internists, psychiatric and medical nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to create a comprehensive treatment plan. The team also utilizes the consultation of medical and surgical subspecialties, neurology, neuropsychology, physical therapy, speech therapy and nutrition.

Our geriatric program often partners with our Center for Health Minds, a senior mental health and wellness service that help with the challenges of the aging process, including:

Depression/sadness
Memory loss/confusion
Anxiety/stress
Difficulty coping with illness/loss of independence
Home/driving safety concerns

These challenges can interfere with the process of healthy aging. Understanding and treating these problems can be complicated but help is readily available. The Center for Healthy Minds provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services to help patients reach their goals.

Benefits of joining our team:
Fully integrated EMR
Full malpractice coverage from the day you start
Competitive compensation package
8 weeks of paid time off
Physician mentoring and commitment to practice support
Optional paid call schedule, opportunity for extra income
Focus on quality, panel size and coordination of care, not just productivity
Access to two highly regarded hospitals that provide 24/7 hospitalist coverage
Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Bostons northern communities and is the official healthcare partner of the Boston Bruins. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. (HHMA), an affiliate of Hallmark Health System, is a physician-lead practice with over 90 providers in local communities just north of Boston. Our mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare to Bostons northern suburbs in a community-based setting. HHMA provides care in a wide array of clinical categories including internal medicine, surgery, maternal/newborn services, psychiatric care, walk-in services, emergency services, and more. We believe that quality care starts internally, by working together to build the teams, policies and commitment necessary to deliver the level of care our patients deserve. We then take these internal guidelines and translate them to new, high-quality care and service for our patients as measured by clinical and industry guidelines and standards.