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Physician- Psychiatrist- Austell, GA at WellStar Health System

Physician- Psychiatrist- Austell, GA

WellStar Health System Austell, GA Full-Time



Monday through Friday

Requisition #2019-36706

A member of the Mayo Clinic Network, WellStar Health System is an 10-hospital system, recognized as the 5th most integrated health system in the United States, and one of the largest health systems in Georgia.

WellStar is committed to investing in the communities we serve. We continue to develop innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. To this end, the WellStar Medical Group is excited to announce an opportunity for an outpatient psychiatrist to support the needs of the Wellstar South Cobb market in Austell, GA.

Located in south Cobb County, Wellstar Cobb Hospital is a 382-bed hospital serving a diverse west Atlanta suburban population. Wellstar Cobb offers a continuum of psychiatric services, including a free-standing 32-bed adult inpatient behavioral health unit, a 7-day per week consultation-liaison psychiatry service, and a new outpatient psychiatric clinic. 

The outpatient psychiatrist provides psychiatric services in an ambulatory clinic located on the Wellstar Cobb Hospital campus. (S)He will work alongside another outpatient psychiatrist, a psychologist, and masters-level therapist – all working collaborative to provide world-class psychiatric care to a heterogenous population of patients with primary psychiatric and/or substance use disorders.


Overview of Duties/Responsibilities

This is a full-time 40 hour per week position, with time allocated to the provision of outpatient psychiatric services. The work schedule entails a Monday through Friday schedule, with services offered primarily in-person, but when necessary via the use of a telepsychiatry platform.

Services are provided at the new Wellstar Cobb Psychiatry clinic, which is approximately 20 miles west of midtown Atlanta on I-20. The psychiatrist functions as a member of the WellStar Medical Group’s Behavioral Health team – a team comprised of ~50 licensed behavioral health providers.  On a daily basis, the psychiatrist will work closely with members of the Cobb behavioral health team and should be fully integrated with the Cobb Medical Staff. Although this is an outpatient position, the clinician will obtain and maintain hospital privileges at WellStar Cobb Hospital and may have occasional responsibilities for overseeing the work of an advanced practitioner – a responsibility shared with other Cobb psychiatrists. Openness to the use of telepsychiatry to achieve the clinic’s aims is required.

The ideal candidate is one who is team-oriented, possessing a commitment to collaboration, active listening skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and strong decision-making acumen. (S)He should be comfortable working with adults and older adults with various psychiatric conditions. The willingness to work with patients with substance use disorders and severe mental illness is needed given the demographics and population within the south Cobb region.


 Required Minimum Education: (1) completion of a medical degree (MD/DO), (2) completion of general ACGME psychiatry residency training program, (3) license to practice psychiatry in the State of Georgia; and (4) ABPN board-certification (or board-eligibility)

Application Process: Apply through [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Physician- Psychiatrist- Austell, GA. Please also forward a copy of CV and cover letter to provider recruiter, Beth Guerin at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Physician- Psychiatrist- Austell, GA.

We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!

Recommended Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Team Working
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