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Alabama - Psychiatry

Excellent psychiatry opening in Birmingham, Alabama!

Quick Overview:

  • Need to bring on at least two psychiatrists
  • Clinic located within a mile of Medical Center campus
  • #1 provider of inpatient care in Alabama with over 60 therapists
  • Looking for career focused physicians (not physicians looking for the highest pay out of residency with top compensation as the #1 priority)
  • Expect to spend 5-6 hours with group leadership on site visit
  • Ties to the south are preferred
  • Client moves very fast on offers to “fits”
  • Will not consider candidates that have moved around more than twice in their career after residency
  • Will consider candidates that have been in private practice but are unhappy with the business side of running a practice


  • No meetings
  • Individuality respected in practice preferences
  • See patients you find interesting and rewarding
  • Don’t sit in office with the obligation to see certain patients.
  • Retreat once per year
  • Autonomy
  • Flexibility
  • Independence
  • No Bureaucracy

Practice Profile:

  • No children/adolescents, 30% geriatric, 70% adult mix
  • No need to be fellowship trained
  • Will not be working with violent patients or deal with drug addiction patients unless the candidate has an interest
  • Typical daily schedule is 7am to 1pm inpatient work, 1pm-5pm flexible to see outpatients
  • No outpatient only days
  • Call schedule - 1 in 7 for group, 1 in 9 unattached ER call 
  • 50/50 outpatient and inpatient work
  • Typically see 15 inpatients per day plus consults and 12-15 outpatients per day
  • Types of cases include; anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and schizophrenia
  • Robust support staff; you will have the ability to work with any support personnel, pick the best fits and build your own team of support staff. If necessary, mentors can help you pick your team. 

Financial Package/ Benefits

  • Compensation: $192,000 to $220,000 based on years of experience The greater the inpatient mix, the greater the earning potential, inpatient work pays double the rate of outpatient work
  • $250,000 2nd year
  • $300,000 potential 3rd year
  • $400,000 average compensation for a mature inpatient/outpatient practice
  • 1 year net income guarantee by Brookwood Medical Center/hospital
  • $2500 first year continuing education funding
  • $10,000 relocation
  • Great benefits to be discussed at site visit

Call Schedule

Call is shared equally among all psychiatrists who work at the Medical Center. During the week, each physician covers calls for their patients each day of the week from 8am to 5pm. At 5pm, the on call physician will take all phone calls from the ED. The ED is very good at working up the patient prior to contacting the physician. After 10pm, the ED will call approximately every two hours to advise the on call psychiatrist of any patient admissions for them to see the next day. If we have psychiatrists who need additional patients, we advise the ED to directly admit them to their service.

Starting in 2013, we will have a PA in ED after hours to assist in the initial assessment of the patient, which should make the on call psychiatrist’ next day a bit easier since more information was gathered the night before. The NP will still consult with the on call psychiatrist prior to admitting a patient. Several physicians shared with us that it was very uncommon to have to come in to the ED to admit a patient after hours. The leadership shared with us that in 17 years of practice he has come in after hours 3 times. We have very good support from our surgeons and subspecialties, which helps deliver the high level of care.

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