Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Job Description

Child & adolescent psychiatrists or pediatric psychiatrists are medical doctors trained to identify and treat psychological problems in children and adolescents. These professionals work with a range of young patients who are presenting symptoms and behaviors indicating various cognitive conditions such as, depression, antisocial disorders, autism, or attention deficit disorders. Child & Adolescent Psyche jobs involve treatment through psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, medication, and sometimes hospitalization to produce the best patient outcomes. Professionals in this field can find themselves working in hospitals, in-patient care centers, or may even operate their own private practices. Individuals working in 24-hour care centers may often have irregular hours, while private practice pediatric psychiatrists generally have more control over their schedules. Overall, the job can be very rewarding yet emotionally challenging, and really can make a difference in the lives of young patients!

Education Requirements for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The training and experience required to become a pediatric psychiatrist is very particular and extensive. The first step is to acquire a bachelor’s degree in a related major such as psychology, biology, or another science in order to be admitted into medical school after passing the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Considering that medical school is very competitive, successful students really go above and beyond in order to keep their career goals moving forward. Next, a 4-7 year M.D./Ph.D. program is required in order to obtain a medical degree, along with two years of supervised clinical experience. After completing an internship and residency, it is necessary to obtain a physician’s license by passing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. Then, professionals must become certified in General Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) — a certification that must be renewed every 10 years. Finally, a specialty certification must be acquired by passing the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) exam administered by the ABPN. Complete all of that, and you’re ready to begin finding child & adolescent psych physician jobs today with LocumJobsOnline.com!

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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - NY

A clinic in New York is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately twelve months starting in mid-February with a possible extension. On a typical day, the provider will see between12-17 patients aged 4-18 years old. Cases include moderate to severe depression...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

An inpatient psychiatry clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 6 months beginning as soon as credentialed with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The locum will work...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

A clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage six months from early December through early June 2019, with the chance of an extension. The provider will be conducting evaluations in an integrative care setting, and will be developing treatment plans. The...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - AR

A clinic in Arkansas is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatry nurse practitioner who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately one year starting in early January and ending in late December of 2019, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work full time, eight hours a day...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - NJ

A clinic in New Jersey is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately one month starting in mid-November and ending in mid-December. The ideal provider will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the client is willing to be...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - GA

A clinic in Georgia is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning late August, with the chance of an extension. On a typical day, the provider will see eight to 10 patients between the ages of ten to 21 for a variety...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - AR

A clinic in Arkansas is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately one year starting in early January and ending in late December of 2019, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work full time, eight hours a day and will...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

A clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for six months starting as soon as credentialed, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will see up to 14 patients...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - PA

A hospital in Pennsylvania is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months starting in early February, with chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see about 16 child and adolescent patients. The provider will work a time...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - PA

A hospital in Pennsylvania is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months starting in early February, with chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see about 16 child and adolescent patients. The provider will work a time...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

An inpatient psychiatry clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 6 months beginning as soon as credentialed with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The locum will work...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - AL

A hospital in Alabama is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months starting early March and ending early July, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one weekend...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - NJ

A clinic in New Jersey is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately one month starting in mid-November and ending in mid-December. The ideal provider will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the client is willing to be...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - KS

A clinic in Kansas is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months starting in mid-January, with chance of extension. The provider must have experience providing psychiatric services to children/youth. Cases the provider will see include, but are not limited to:...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - GA

A clinic in Georgia is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning late August, with the chance of an extension. On a typical day, the provider will see eight to 10 patients between the ages of ten to 21 for a variety...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

A clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage six months from early December through early June 2019, with the chance of an extension. The provider will be conducting evaluations in an integrative care setting, and will be developing treatment plans. The...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - AR

A clinic in Arkansas is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately one year starting in early January and ending in late December of 2019, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work full time, eight hours a day and will...
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - NY

A clinic in New York is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately twelve months starting in mid-February with a possible extension. On a typical day, the provider will see between12-17 patients aged 4-18 years old. Cases include moderate to severe depression...
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Jan 17, 2019
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Alumni Healthcare Staffing - FL

We are currently working with a client in Florida that is in need of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for a locums assignment. Please see the details below and call me with any questions. $90/hr Full-time, 10 hour shifts 8-6 OP, children Malpractice insurance provided
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Jan 18, 2019
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Barton Associates - MA

A clinic in Massachusetts is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for six months starting as soon as credentialed, with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will see up to 14 patients...
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