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Physician Assistant Psychiatry Trainee - Iowa 

Location Des Moines, Iowa  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is seeking graduates of accredited PA programs or practicing PAs looking for a new challenge in their career.

The Physician Assistant Psychiatry Training Program is a 12-month program with a combination of didactics and on the job training in outpatient mental health settings. The Pine Rest model will focus on developing highly trained physician assistants capable of working in collaboration to meet the ever growing need for mental health services in Iowa. It is our belief this closely supervised and hands on training will be essential in preparing psychiatry PA trainees to provide the highest quality of psychiatric care to their patients upon graduation. By the end of the twelve month program, each trainee will be provided with the necessary practical experience and CME credits to sit for the CAQ psychiatry specialty exam.

Upon completion of the training program, individuals will begin working independently as a psychiatric PA within a variety of outpatient mental health settings at Pine Rest. Each PA will work in collaboration with a supervising psychiatrist under a Delegation Agreement. This position is responsible for providing initial psychiatric assessments, medication management, and giving referrals and advocacy services for patients.

We will be accepting applications and hiring for this position on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Pine Rest offers a competitive salary with a generous benefit package - reach out to us to learn more about this great opportunity!

 
Position Requirements

Program Requirements

• Master's level graduates of accredited PA programs

• Licensed or license-eligible to practice in the State of Iowa with an active DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate

• Candidates must display a strong interest and aptitude for the practice of psychiatry

 
About the Organization Pine Rest is a nonprofit, free standing, behavioral health system founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This comprehensive behavioral health center, coupled with the Pine Rest network of 19 outpatient clinics and satellite offices in Michigan and Iowa, provide individualized and group therapy for people of all ages and all levels of need. Pine Rest clinicians offer therapeutic services in behavioral health for people of all ages and all levels of need across the continuum of care within a Christian framework.

Pine Rest has a 200-bed inpatient hospital program with a 36-bed child and adolescent inpatient and a large partial hospital program for adolescents. Additionally, Pine Rest has many inpatient services for adults, including: a 28-bed psychiatric-medical unit in an acute care hospital, four 22-bed adult inpatient units each designed for a different level of acuity, a 22-bed co-occurring substance use disorder adult inpatient unit, a large adult partial hospital program, and a 26-bed older adult inpatient unit.

The Pine Rest Community and Residential Services Division also provides a wide array of services. With over 220 residential beds across a variety of programs, including treatment for substance use disorders, homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disorders, adults with mental illness, and a program for youth aged 11-18 with extensive trauma histories focusing on trauma treatment and life skills programming.

Other campus based services include a forensic psychiatry clinic, a psychological consultation testing center, an attention deficit disorders clinic, an autism spectrum disorders clinic, and a large neuromodulation clinic which provides TMS and ECT services.

The medical staff includes over 70 psychiatrists and other MDs/DOs, more than 120 fully licensed psychologists, more than 250 licensed masters-level social workers, and 30 PAs/NPs.


Pine Rest is an EOE  
Number of Openings 1  
EOE Statement Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with the following:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN
Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

PAY SECRECY
Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals with disabilities
from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship to the employer. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

PROTECTED VETERANS
The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits
employment discrimination against, and requires affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in
employment, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (i.e., within three years of discharge or release from active duty), active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.
 
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