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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Nov 14, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Eastern, PA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is working with a client in Pennsylvania that needs Child and Adolescent Psychiatry coverage. If you do not currently have a PA license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. About this Position:• PHP: 2-3 days per week, 8a-4...
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Nov 14, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Santa Fe, NM

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is working with an inpatient facility that needs Child and Adolescent Psychiatry coverage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you do not currently have a NM license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. Highlights:• Shift info: Mon-Fri, 8a-5...
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Nov 14, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - GA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is collaborating with a leading client in northern Georgia that needs Psychiatry coverage for their inpatient facility. If you do not currently have a GA license but are interested, please contact us and we can facilitate this process for you. Highlights: • Child and adolescent residential inpatient &...
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Nov 14, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Southern, NH

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is working with an inpatient facility in southern New Hampshire that needs a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide coverage. If you do not currently have a NH license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Summary:• Schedule: 40 hours + 2...
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Nov 14, 2018
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Western, WI

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is working with an outpatient facility in western Wisconsin that needs a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide coverage. If you do not currently have a WI license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Summary:• Shift info: Mon-Fri, 8...
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Nov 7, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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Barton Associates - FL

A hospital in Florida is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 1 month starting in late October and ending in late November with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - the...
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Nov 16, 2018
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Barton Associates - FL

A hospital in Florida is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately 1 month starting in late October and ending in late November with a chance for an extension. The provider will work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - the...
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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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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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Nov 16, 2018
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Barton Associates - PA

A clinic in Pennsylvania is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for two hours per month for six months beginning as soon as the provider is credentialed, with the chance of an extension. The provider will see ten to 15 patients every shift.
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Nov 16, 2018
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Barton Associates - PA

A clinic in Pennsylvania is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for two hours per month for six months beginning as soon as the provider is credentialed, with the chance of an extension. The provider will see ten to 15 patients every shift.
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