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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Jul 23, 2019

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Greater Atlanta Area, GA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide part-time coverage only an hour from Atlanta, Georgia. If you do not currently have a GA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Details:• Schedule: 10-16 hours per...
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for a Child Psychiatrist to help an inpatient facility near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you do not currently have a PA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Highlights:• Max of 15 patients per day• Competitive compensation&...
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to help an inpatient facility near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you do not currently have a PA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. Opportunity Details:• Weekend coverage 5 pm Fri - 8 am...
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to help with coverage for an outpatient facility near Philadelphia, PA. If you do not currently have a PA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. About the Opportunity:• Shift...
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Medicus Healthcare Solutions - Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to help an inpatient facility near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you do not currently have a PA license but are interested, please contact us, and we can facilitate this process for you. About the Opportunity:• Shift info: Mon-Fri, 8a-4...
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Barton Associates - SC

A mental health facility in South Carolina is looking for a nurse practitioner who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months beginning in early April with a chance of extension. On the job, the locum will see about twenty patients between the ages of four and eighteen for...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - SC

A mental health facility in South Carolina is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months beginning in early April with a chance of extension. On the job, the locum will see about twenty patients between the ages of four and...
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Barton Associates - AZ

A hospital based in Arizona is seeking a child & adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning in late May with a high chance of extension on a month to month basis. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see between ten and...
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Jul 23, 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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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CA

An outpatient psychiatry clinic in California is in need of a psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months beginning in mid-April (or sooner) with a high chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see up to twelve patients between the ages...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - SC

A mental health facility in South Carolina is looking for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months beginning in early April with a chance of extension. On the job, the locum will see about twenty patients between the ages of four and...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CA

An outpatient psychiatry clinic in California is in need of a psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately six months beginning in mid-April (or sooner) with a high chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see up to twelve patients between the ages...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CT

A mental health clinic in Connecticut is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months beginning late March with a possible extension. As a medical director, the provider will see twelve patients per week between the ages 13 and 20 and is required to...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - MN

A multi-specialty clinic based in Minnesota is looking for a psychiatrist who is able to provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning in late June with a high chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see up to ten patients between the ages...
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Jul 23, 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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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - CT

A mental health clinic in Connecticut is seeking a child and adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months beginning late March with a possible extension. As a medical director, the provider will see twelve patients per week between the ages 13 and 20 and is required to...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - AZ

A hospital based in Arizona is seeking a child & adolescent psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning in late May with a high chance of extension on a month to month basis. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see between ten and...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - MN

A multi-specialty clinic based in Minnesota is looking for a psychiatrist who is able to provide locum tenens coverage for approximately three months beginning in late June with a high chance of extension. On a typical day, the provider can expect to see up to ten patients between the ages...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - MT

An inpatient psychiatry clinic is looking for a psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months beginning in early June with a high chance of extension on a month to month basis. On a typical day, the locum tenens physician can expect to see between five and...
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Jul 23, 2019
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Barton Associates - MT

An inpatient psychiatry clinic is looking for a psychiatrist who can provide locum tenens coverage for approximately two months beginning in early June with a high chance of extension on a month to month basis. On a typical day, the locum tenens physician can expect to see between five and...
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