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Mercy Care has an exciting full or part time employment opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatry physician to join an exceptional team providing care for the underserved population in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Psychiatry physician provides diagnosis, psychiatric treatment and consultations within an integrated care setting. This physician will also provide administrative oversight as needed and supports APRNs through collaborative agreements.

The selected provider will share back up on-call coverage duties and will participate in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3 - 4 times a year. The option to work with the Street Medicine team is available, if desired.

Requirements for this opportunity include graduation from a ACGME certified Psychiatry residency program and Board Certification or Board Eligibility. Licensure to practice medicine within the state of Georgia is required, as well as at least one year of serving vulnerable populations.

The selected provider will have familiarity and experience in treating medically underserved populations and patients of diverse backgrounds. They will also have experience working with patients who have both mental illness and substance abuse/dependence within a multi-disciplinary setting. The selected candidate will also possess a clinical expertise and competence in providing direct services and medical consultation and be able to build strong, cohesive, outcomes focused working relationships with special needs populations and the integrated team colleagues.

Preference will be shown to candidates with experience treating both children and adults.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Psychiatry physician to provide care in an underserved community.


RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

A competitive compensation package is being offered. This facility is also recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).


ABOUT THE FACILITY

Mercy Care - The mission of Mercy Care is to serve the poor, marginalized, and underserved patients and clients in Atlanta. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Saint Joseph's Health System., Mercy Care was created in 1985 by volunteer nurses and physicians and grew from modest beginnings into a "medical home" that provides an efficient, integrated system of primary health care, education and social services reaching thousands of poor, uninsured, underserved, and homeless patients and clients in Atlanta each year. We operate five fixed-site Mercy Clinics: Downtown located on Decatur Street, Buford Hwy, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, The Gateway Center for Homeless Services and The City of Refuge in Vine City. Six other clinics are conducted in community partner facilities or onboard our mobile health coach.

At Mercy Clinics Downtown, Buford Hwy, and City of Refuge we provide preventive and primary dental services to our patients and clients including homeless and HIV-positive individuals. We offer resource referral, supportive services, case management and mental health assessment throughout our sites to include mobile and fixed clinics, homeless shelters, client neighborhoods and various other sites. We also provide health education programs on a variety of topics including prenatal care, parenting and child education to Atlanta's Hispanic community.

Mercy Care is a member of Saint Josephs Health System and Trinity Health. Mercy Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Atlantas only Healthcare for the Homeless program Mercy Care services the greater Atlanta area. All Mercy Care physicians uphold the same values and provide excellence to every patient, every time.

To learn more about this outstanding organization visit www.mercyatlanta.org.


COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Atlanta, Georgia is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.7M people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Atlanta is an "alpha-" or "world city", exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. It ranks 40th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology. Topographically, Atlanta is marked by rolling hills and dense tree coverage. Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, and culture.

Atlanta, while located in the South, has a culture that is no longer strictly Southern. This is due to a large population of migrants from other parts of the U.S., in addition to many recent immigrants to the U.S. who have made the metropolitan area their home, establishing Atlanta as the cultural and economic hub of an increasingly multi-cultural metropolitan area. Thus, although traditional Southern culture is part of Atlanta's cultural fabric, it is mostly the backdrop to one of the nation's most cosmopolitan cities. This unique cultural combination reveals itself in the arts district of Midtown, the quirky neighborhoods on the city's eastside, and the multi-ethnic enclaves found along Buford Highway.

As of 2010, Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year. Although the most popular attraction among visitors to Atlanta is the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest indoor aquarium, Atlanta's tourism industry is mostly driven by the city's history museums and outdoor attractions. Atlanta contains a notable amount of historical museums and sites, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, the World of Coca-Cola, the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, where Mitchell wrote the best-selling novel Gone with the Wind.

Atlanta contains various outdoor attractions. The Atlanta Botanical Garden, adjacent to Piedmont Park, is home to the 600-foot-long Kendeda Canopy Walk, a skywalk that allows visitors to tour one of the city's last remaining urban forests from 40-foot-high. Zoo Atlanta, located in Grant Park, accommodates over 1,300 animals representing more than 220 species. Home to the nation's largest collections of gorillas and orangutans, the Zoo is one of only four zoos in the U.S. to house giant pandas. Festivals showcasing arts and crafts, film, and music, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, and Music Midtown, respectively, are also popular with tourists.

Tourists are drawn to the city's culinary scene, which comprises a mix of urban establishments garnering national attention, ethnic restaurants serving cuisine from every corner of the world, and traditional eateries specializing in Southern dining. Since the turn of the 21st century, Atlanta has emerged as a sophisticated restaurant town.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 120 continuing care facilities including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues, including 5,300 employed physicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email backkg@trinity-health.org or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.