Job Description

Psychiatrist Per Diem
Job CategoryProfessional
SchedulePer Diem
ShiftRotating Shift

Tucson Medical Center is currently recruiting for a BC/BE Psychiatrist to cover our GeroPsych unit on a per diem basis. This role would require at least 1 day per week with potential weekend coverage as well. 


Delivers primary or specialty care to new and established patients in accordance with the licensure and the highest standards of quality, integrity and compassion.


Delivers healthcare in a professional manner that strives to meet or exceed those criteria set forth by NCQA, OSHA, CLIA, JCAHO, as well as the internal standards that seek continuous quality improvements. 

Provides service to all new and established patients presenting to the practice who meet the standards for a positive physician-patient relationship.  This may include the patient’s willingness to follow physician guidance and eligibility with a healthplan, and/or other means to pay for services rendered.  Physician must comply with terms of all payor contracts and any other legal requirements concerning discrimination, access to care and the standard of care. 

Maintains Medical Records for all services rendered, tests ordered, prescriptions, advice, and communications, in a manner consistent with NCQA, Bomex, and other regulatory agencies, diagnostic and procedural coding documentation requirements and the standards of good medical care.

Maintains good standing with the Federal and State agencies avoiding any action that may lead to sanctioning, exclusion or other ineligible status, and will notify employer immediately of any action, notice, or event that could lead to exclusion or the allegation of malpractice.  Physician will remain current with all licensure requirements, compliance training, to the Facility Code of Conduct, and other regulations or imperatives both current and as yet undefined. 

Completes encounter forms (superbills) and submits daily – usually by the conclusion of the visit.  Ensures that the procedural and diagnostic coding is easily affirmed by the legible documentation in the chart.

Manages staff in partnership with administration.  Oversees office flow and makes recommendations for efficiency.   (Administration is responsible for hiring, discipline, discharge and time-off requests.  Physician and administration will work together to present a cohesive management style.)

Works with Administration to achieve a practice style that meets physician preference, quality criteria and fiscal responsibility.  Physician and administrator work cohesively to manage costs and productivity.  Physician allows administration to achieve or maintain fiscal responsibility by seeking prior approval for any non-routine supplies, appointment availability or other business decisions not directly related to clinical decision making.  Physician works diligently to achieve a productivity standard that allows practice to not lose money and provide sufficient income to run a profitable practice providing quality care.  Financial and scheduling decisions must be approved by administration and physician will cooperate to allow this Corporate standard to be met. 

Remains in compliance with the terms of the contract as well as all clinical and employment-related policies and procedures, terms and conditions.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION:  Doctor of Medicine degree.

EXPERIENCE:  Internship and/or Residency

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Board certified/eligible; for Mental Health only Crisis Prevention Instruction (CPI) required.

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