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Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Opportunity

SSM Health Medical Group St. Marys Hospital Jefferson City, Missouri

SSM Health St. Marys Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri is recruiting for a full-time outpatient psychiatrist to join our comprehensive behavioral health program. We are committed to improving the quality of mental health in central Missouri by providing both inpatient and outpatient options. We are replacing a retiring outpatient psychiatrist with a full patient panel. You will also have the ability to handle consultations at the beautiful SSM Health St. Marys Hospital from our hospitalists.

Located just a three minute drive from the hospital is our outpatient behavioral health clinic. A variety of specialty interests can be supported including addiction, geriatric, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Demand is high enough that the ramp-up time will be short and allow you to be as busy as you desire. New patients are scheduled for one hour. SSM is on the EPIC EHR system.

Located inside the hospital, we operate a 20 bed, adult, inpatient psychiatry unit. The average census is usually full. We are capable of treating a variety of mental health disorders including depressive disorders, bipolar, mood disorders, and schizophrenic disorders. We average around two admissions and discharges daily. The average length of stay is about 5 days. The unit receives patients from all over the state and has a strong reputation for quality care.

Our units are supported by psychologists, LCSWs, LPCs, recreational therapists, mental health technicians, utilization review (RN), and program director (RN). Our staff is experienced and the turnover rate has been very low.

Employment model with guaranteed salary plus wRVU production bonuses
Signing bonus, relocation, and student loan repayment options
Comprehensive benefits including time off, CME with allowance, extensive insurance options, retirement options
and occurrence based liability insurance options
Ability to focus on areas you enjoy outpatient, inpatient, consults, specialty interests; you will be supported
and welcomed

About Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City (population 45,000) is the state capital and offers excellent schools, ample housing options and a very stable economy. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. Jefferson City offers a safe and friendly community with a diverse employer base, low cost of living, and brief commute times. Jefferson City was recently named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally. It is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Columbia and the University of Missouri, 45 minutes from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, and 2 hours from both St. Louis and Kansas City.

Todd Vandewalker, MHA, FASPR
Physician and Provider Recruiter
SSM Health Missouri Region
Office: 573-681-3384

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

SSM Health Care ( is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM includes 19 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company, and two Accountable Care Organizations. With more than 1,300 employed physicians and nearly 30,000 employees in four states, SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.