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Physician - Psychiatry Job in Spencer, IA

Full time inpatient/outpatient Psychiatrist and Medical Director needed

Avera Spencer, IA 51301
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:Yes
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 09/10/2020
  • 780878

Full time inpatient/outpatient Psychiatrist and Medical Director needed

Spencer Hospital, a municipal hospital, is seeking a board certified or board eligible Psychiatrist interested in a Medical Directorship and Inpatient and Outpatient duties located in Spencer, IA. The hospital has been designated as a national Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for five consecutive years. 

We believe each person is a unique individual worthy of respect and dignity. Our mission is to provide a safe environment, medication treatment, and support services while assisting the patient in recovery.


  • Employed position with Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Market area  60,000 population
  • Spencer Hospital – 15 bed inpatient facility,
  • Inpatient and Outpatient obligations
  • Outpatient clinic integrated within the Family Medicine Clinic
  • Call 1:4
  • Medical Directorship role
  • Spencer Hospital Behavioral Health Site
  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package
  • Loan assistance available upon signing

Our Multidisciplinary Behavioral Health Team

  • A psychiatrist focused on providing treatment specific to your mental illness 
  • Nurses who specialized in understanding mental illness and the patients’ needs and treatment plan
  • Triage Nurses who provide crisis assessment in the Emergency Department for patients experiencing acute mental health symptoms.
  • Behavioral Health Techs who lead the activities and educational groups on the unit daily  
  • Social worker who assists with treatment planning, assist patients and families access community resources, and also leads group therapy with patients
  • Substance use counselors available on weekdays to complete evaluations and placements when needed
  • Occupational Therapists are specially trained to assist with coping skills for stressors in daily living
  • Dietitians who assist with nutritional needs and provide an educational group on healthy eating


  • Population 11,700
  • K-6 elementary schools, 3 public, 1 Catholic, 1 Lutheran
  • Public junior high and high school
  • 2 acre outdoor Aquatic Center
  • YMCA with 2 indoor pools, running track, handball courts, gymnasium and a Nautilus Center.  Camp Foster of the YMCAs is located in the Iowa Great Lakes just north.
  • 20 miles from the Iowa Great Lakes (Okoboji) which offers boating, skiing, fishing and many other recreational activities.  The area is home to over 15 golf courses.
  • Spencer has an “art district” as well as many theater and other cultural opportunities between Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes
  • www.spencer-ia.com and www.spenceriachamber.org