Employment Opportunities at the Amen Clinics

Child Psychiatrist

Location: Newport Beach, CA San Francisco, CA New York, NY

Job Summary


Responsible for providing psychiatric services including evaluations and treatment of children, teens, and adult patients, collaboration with the physician and non-physician Amen Clinics staff, and any other service that falls within the scope of his/her role as a physician and as directed by Robert Johnson, M.D. and Daniel Amen, M.D.
This is an exciting, unique, and extraordinary opportunity. You will have the opportunity to learn and apply cutting-edge approaches to patient care, such as functional brain SPECT imaging and nutritional and many other non-pharmacologic interventions. Unlimited opportunities exist for career development in speaking and writing. You will learn approaches to helping patients that you would learn nowhere else. You will play a significant role in advancing your field. What psychiatry will become in the future, we do at Amen Clinics today.

General Responsibilities

• Patient evaluations – incorporate clinical history and brain SPECT scan findings during patient evaluation and complete final report on the day of patient evaluations.
• Management of patient case load.
• Expected to remain current with brain imaging, psychiatric, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical technologies.
• Evaluation and treatment of patients with various conditions, including
  o Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  o Mood disorders
  o Anxiety disorders
  o OCD
  o Psychosis
  o Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  o Traumatic brain injury
  o Obesity
  o Medical issues/hormone imbalances
  o Addictions
  o Alzheimer’s Disease
  o Memory and learning issues
  o Cognitive impairment
  o Autism spectrum disorders
  o Brain infections, such as Lyme disease
• Commitment to using evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions correlated with research findings by Amen Clinics.
• Attending Physician and Staff meetings.
• Outreach/collaboration with outside professionals in order to build good relationships with referral sources.

Qualifications/ Requirements

• Board-Eligible or Board-Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
• Experience working in a private practice setting--being efficient, developing referral relationships, doing outstanding clinical work, and establishing positive therapeutic relationships.
• Willingness to learn to use brain imaging in clinical practice. We will train you to use brain SPECT imaging.
• Experience dealing with medical issues including hormone imbalance and deficiencies as well as understanding the role they play in contributing to and/or complicating mental illness.
• Experience treating patients with interventions other than psychotropic medications, including psychotherapy and evidence-based nutraceuticals. For those with limited experience in nutraceutical and other non-pharmacologic interventions, we will provide training.
• Dedication to helping individuals, families and systems (such as schools, businesses, and treatment facilities) reach their full potential by creating and developing “brain healthy” strategies and practices.
• Time management, organization and computer skills and ability to work independently and within a team are critical.
• Excellent command of spoken and written English.
• Empathy, emotional stability, ability to relate well to others, good communications skills, and above all genuine care and regard for the patient.

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