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  Child and Adult Psychiatrists Positions

The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health is seeking Board eligible or Board certified Psychiatrists to provide outpatient services in a growing multi-disciplinary office setting.

Responsibilities include provision of Psychiatric Evaluations to determine diagnosis & treatment recommendations, and on-gong medication management for individuals with a mental health condition. 

The Abbe Center has been a premier mental health provider in east central Iowa since 1949.  In addition to outpatient psychiatry and therapy, the center offers School-based services and an array of collaborations with area agencies.  Abbe Center also offers a comprehensive continuum of recovery and community based services such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Supported Housing, Community Support and Home-based Nursing, Peer Support and Wellness Centers.  The Abbe Center is a growing “Integrated Health Home” and has a co-located primary care practitioner on site.

Salary with benefit package available.  EOE.  Background checks are required prior to hire.

Interested applicants can send their CV to Cindy Kaestner, Executive Director at ckaestner@abbe.org

Phone inquiries to Kathy Johnson, Associate Executive Director at 319-297-3208



Mental Health Service Line Medical Director

Central Iowa VA Health Care System, Des Moines 

 Mental Health Service Line Medical Director position in the Central Iowa VA Health Care System, Des Moines.  Candidate must be board certified/eligible, and have leadership experience.   This opportunity will be predominantly administrative, but the incumbent will maintain a clinical practice as well. 

The Central Iowa VA Health Care System (CIVAHCS) was established upon the merger of the Des Moines and Knoxville, Iowa Medical Centers.  These Medical Centers, including the four Community Based Outpatient Clinics, provide a full continuum of health care services, including acute and specialized medical and surgical services, as well as intensive outpatient treatment programs and post-traumatic stress care. 

Salary will be determined by a compensation panel based on certifications/education, and the appointed physician will be authorized a generous relocation allowance.

Interested individuals can contact Ms. Norman at her numbers below, and can do further research on the position by going to www.usajobs.gov

The pay tables for Psychiatrists in VA have increased salary tiers to very competitive levels.


Debra Norman

National Health Care Recruitment Consultant – VISN 23

VHA Health Care Recruitment & Marketing Office


Office:  612-467-4095

BlackBerry:  612-223-1693


February 4, 2015
Noon - 4:00 pm 


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Quick Guide for ICD-10 and DSM 5 Codes

As you may know, beginning October 1, 2014, the US will be transitioning to the ICD-10-CM system of medical codes. In anticipation of this change, DSM-5 includes both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes. However, questions from clinicians have arisen about the nature and purpose of the codes in DSM-5 and how they should be used in light of the impending adoption of ICD-10-CM.

In order to ensure clinicians are fully aware of the issues surrounding the transition, the APA has developed a fact sheet HEREto serve as a “quick guide for clinicians” in understanding the relationship between DSM and ICD. 

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