Psychiatry Opportunity in beautiful Columbus, NE

Physician: Psychiatry: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9958
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Psychiatry: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Hospital Employed
  • Outpatient Clinic 
  • Recruiting for 2nd Psychiatrist 
  • Clinic Patient Population: 35-40% of clinics patient population is age 5-17; 60-65% are 18 years and older.
  • New patient appointment time – 60 minutes
  • Established patient appointment time – 30 minutes
  • Clinic does not currently provide IOP (intensive outpatient) therapy programs.
  • Child Care Center on Campus 
  • Hours/Days/Work Schedule - Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, future plan for extended hours to 7:00 pm one day per week 
  • Call Schedule - One week on, one week off split with other psychiatrist per the below guidelines EMERGENCY PROVIDERS: WEEKDAYS: for any emergent after-hours calls regarding established patients, between the hours of 5:00PM – 9:00PM and then starting again at 6:00AM.
  • WEEKENDS: for any emergent calls regarding established patients between the hours of 6:00AM-9:00PM. 
  • How many patients per day typically - 12-14 patients per day 
  • Age Range seen - 5 years of age and up 
  • 100% outpatient

Compensation Details

  • Benefits - Hospital employed – full benefits 
  • Sign-on Bonus & relocations Assistance
  • EMR: Paragon Ambulatory – Allscripts product

Community Details

  • This community of 22,000 and is one of the state’s most progressive and dynamic communities.
  • It offers a fair tax structure, strong educational systems, excellent childcare, several golf courses, a variety of rich cultural events and exciting recreational opportunities.
  • The community is blessed with clean air, safe neighborhoods, no traffic jams and plenty of sunshine. Columbus is only 80 miles from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, so the benefits of big city entertainment, major airports and a key Big Ten conference university (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) are just a short drive away.


Recruiter Insights

The Housing Market.  This 3,003 sq ft, 5 bedroom; 5 bath home is a stunning one owner home in highly desired Northbrook neighborhood on large corner lot. This custom home features beautiful woodwork and built-ins throughout, huge eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry, tile floor, eating bar, and informal dining area. Impressive great room with beams, pillars, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry and sound system. This home can be yours for $475,000.  

The Community. The community is blessed with clean air, safe neighborhoods, no traffic jams and plenty of sunshine. Columbus is only 80 miles from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, so the benefits of big city entertainment, major airports and a key Big Ten conference university (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) are just a short drive away.

The Employer. This community hospital is a nonprofit, Joint Commission-accredited, acute care facility characterized by our family-centered care, community involvement and progressive ideas in health care.

  • Medical staff experience a fulfilling career among respectful colleagues and administrators who value clinical quality, patient satisfaction and collegiality.
  • The facility is in the process of a $35-million expansion and renovation that will improve patient safety, as well as the operational capacity and efficiency of the hospital.
  • The hospital emergency department is staffed 24/7 by hospital-employed physicians and is designated as a Level III Trauma Center.
  • The emergency department includes a strong, in-house Hospitalist group; progressive diagnostic imaging services, including MRI and a 64-slice CT scanner; dedicated hospital resources and an excellent nursing staff.
  • Staff includes, surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, OB/GYN, ophthalmology and pediatrics, who provide backup to the emergency department staff.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 210 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 257 miles: Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 57 miles to Lincoln, NE
  • 75 miles to Omaha, NE
  • 216 miles to Kansas City, MO
  • 258 miles to Wichita, KS
  • 325 miles to Minneapolis, MN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 63 miles: Grand Island, NE (GRI / KGRI) Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  • 79 miles: Lincoln, NE (LNK / KLNK) Lincoln Airport
  • 89 miles: Omaha, NE (OMA / KOMA) Eppley Airfield
  • 112 miles: Kearney, NE (EAR / KEAR) Kearney Regional Airport
  • 123 miles: Sioux City, IA (SUX / KSUX) Sioux Gateway Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $133,666
  • City Cost of Living Index - 77.2
  • State Cost of Living Index - 84.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Colleges and Universities:

  • Northeast Community College (about 43 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 55 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 56 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 58 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838


  • White alone 74.8%
  • Hispanic 22.7
  • Two or more races 1.7%
  • Asian alone .3%



  • State Income Tax Rate - 1.76%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 1.76%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 3.75%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Machinery (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)


  • Columbus Thoroughbred Racing
  • Pawnee Park
  • Powerhouse Park
  • Maple Creek Recreation Area


Arts & Culture:

  • Columbus is home to amazing artists whose work comes alive on everything from collectible pottery to community murals.
  • Pay a visit to our historical museum or public library/art gallery and see our spirited community through new eyes.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball
  • Lincoln Saltdogs men's baseball
  • Omaha Lancers ice hockey
  • Omaha Heart men's football

Sports for the Participant:

  • Basketball.
  • Cricket.
  • Football.
  • Baseball.
  • Soccer.
  • Hockey.
  • Roller Derby


  • The Village Centre
  • Party Palace & Gift Shop
  • Fabulous Forever
  • Wal-Mart

Top Five things to do:

  1. Pawnee Plunge Water Park
  2. Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial
  3. Platte County Historical Society
  4. Glur Park
  5. Columbus Family YMCA