Emory University ER Psychiatric Attending in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



737000:SOM: Psych: Admin

Job Description:

The attending will be assigned to the 12 bed Psychiatric Emergency Room (PER) under the administrative responsibility of the Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry. The PER is staffed with nurses, social workers, mental health technicians, residents and students from Emory/ MSM medical, nursing and PA schools. In this position the attending will be responsible for covering the clinical service on the PER for 32 hours of shift coverage per week (4 eight hour shifts) including shifts overnight and on weekends and holidays. The attending will also be responsible for 8 additional hours of administrative time which could include teaching, residency supervision, quality improvement projects, CME, presentations at national meetings on emergency psychiatry and research in emergency psychiatry. The administrative time will be agreed upon with the Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry as part of the attending’s faculty development plan and will be accounted for in the monthly faculty time reports.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

ER Psychiatric Attending

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree: MD

  • Board certification or Board eligible for the ABPN

  • Records of accomplishments: At least two years of experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness which could include work in residency

  • Managerial/Leadership experience: Previous evidence of working with an interdisciplinary team

Full/Part Time:




Additional Job Details:

The PER attending will be assigned to: The initial assessments of patients triaged to the PER to ensure that the patients are medically appropriate for the PER; Initiating an initial treatment plan including medical workup and medication management; Leading a team of clinicians to determine the most appropriate treatment plan (e.g., discharge with outpatient follow up, admitting to temporary observation or inpatient admission) including providing medical clearance; Providing emergency room consults; Rounding on patients in the Crisis Intervention Services on 13B with the psychiatric resident; Supervising medical, nursing and PA students and residents in the PER and 13B; And providing after hours consultation services for the general hospital over the phone, or when they are available to leave the PER, providing the consultation at the bedside; Supervising the evening and overnight resident covering 13A and 13B.

The institution offers a nationally competitive salary commensurate with experience. To be considered apply online and send letter of interest and CV to Patrick Amar, MD, pjhagga@emory.edu

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