As a psychiatric clinician, you know that mental healthcare is considered a top public health crisis in the developed world.
As a Mindbloom® psychiatric clinician you will have the opportunity to join Mindbloom’s mission to:
- Advance psychedelic therapies from alternative to mainstream
- Make a dent in global human suffering
- Expand humanity’s collective wisdom, compassion, and potential
Mindbloom is here to help our clients expand their human potential, providing expert-developed, science-backed guided ketamine therapy programs for clients.
Does this sound like a mission you’d like to join? Our goal is to help you better understand what it’s like to be a part of our expert clinician team and to provide the next generation of mental health care to our incredible Mindbloom clients.
Read on for answers to some common questions we receive from psychiatric clinicians interested in working at Mindbloom.
What is work-life balance like for a psychiatric clinician at Mindbloom®?
Working as a psychiatric clinician at Mindbloom offers the opportunity for excellent work-life balance, with features such as:
- 100% remote work
- Complete scheduling flexibility
- No billing, coding, or collections
- Paid administrative time – including charting! – built into every patient visit
- Coverage for your clients outside of your scheduled hours
Fully remote work
As a Mindbloom clinician, you are free to see patients in any secure, quiet location with a reliable internet connection. This means no time-consuming commutes, and the ability to customize your workspace to your liking. This increases access for our clients who can meet with our clinicians from the comfort of their own homes.
Mindbloom clinicians enjoy the work-life benefit of providing high-quality psychedelic therapy while maintaining control of their schedules. At Mindbloom, clinicians have broad latitude in choosing their work schedule.
No billing, coding, or collections
No more worrying about billing the client, using the appropriate billing codes, or wrestling to collect fees. Mindbloom takes care of everything related to client charges and payment, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best: provide high-quality, science-backed mental health treatment to those who need it.
Administrative time built into every client visit
A one-hour client visit means 40 minutes with the client and 20 minutes allocated to charting. You will have ample time to chart and complete administrative tasks within your scheduled hours. No more after-hours charting!
Mindbloom has a thriving team of expert clinicians, caring guides, and prompt supportive personnel to address client concerns outside of your working hours. Mindbloom clinicians can rest easy knowing that their clients have support when the clinician is not working, making off-time truly "off”!
At Mindbloom, your time is your own. As a psychiatric clinician, your working time will be focused entirely on providing the highest-quality, client-focused psychedelic psychiatric therapy.
What is life like for a psychiatric clinician in a remote-first company like Mindbloom?
At Mindbloom, “remote” does not equal “alone." Mindbloom clinicians are always one message, email, phone call, or Zoom call away from our teammates. You will be fully supported by a team of friendly, expert clinicians who want nothing more than to help you succeed.
Mindbloom clinicians have access to:
- Detailed, evidence-based, expert protocols and standards of practice
- Continuing discussions on patient scenarios
- Expert clinician teammates available for consultation during your working hours
- Weekly live educational case conferences with the Mindbloom medical director and clinician leadership team
- Monthly live clinician meetings with your teammates and clinical leaders
Mindbloom is the best of all worlds: the comfort of always having a colleague on hand for clinical or client questions and the comfort and convenience of working remotely.
I have always received my health insurance through my employer. As an independent contractor, how does a Mindbloom clinician obtain health coverage?
As a self-employed individual, an independent contractor clinician has some options for obtaining health coverage.
Independent contractors can obtain health insurance through the government's health insurance marketplace for individuals and families located at Healthcare.gov. If your state has its own marketplace, the Healthcare.gov website will direct you there.
Independent contractors can also purchase individual health insurance directly from an insurance provider, often through the services of an independent insurance agent. These plans will vary in cost, deductibles, and coverage, so review the policy carefully before purchase.
Individuals can be covered on a spouse's plan. Some employers offer insurance coverage for partners of their employees, even if the couple is not married.
Other options that are less likely to apply to psychiatric clinicians include:
- Enroll in Medicaid - This will be income-dependent as determined by your state)
- Enroll in Medicare - If the individual is over 65 years old, or otherwise meets criteria
- Obtain a part-time job that provides health benefits
Consider joining associations or networking groups that cater to independent contractors for more ideas on how other independent contractors obtain their health coverage.
Isn't prescribing ketamine for psychedelic therapy of psychiatric conditions off-label? Can I do that as a psychiatric prescriber?
Ketamine has been FDA approved since 1970 for safe use as an anesthetic. Ketamine can be prescribed off-label for the treatment of anxiety and depression by Mindbloom’s affiliated psychiatric clinicians. Off-label prescribing of medications is a common practice, especially in psychiatry.
As a clinician, the appropriate state regulatory body determines your ability to prescribe medications (including off-label use). Check with the state agency that regulates your specific license (NP, PA, MD, or DO) for rules regarding prescribing in general and off-label prescription in particular.
Mindbloom takes the prescribing of ketamine seriously. At Mindbloom, prescribing of ketamine is supported by rigorous, science and practice-based safety protocols and dosing guidelines. Mindbloom's Medical Director and Clinician leadership team are always available to answer questions and address any concerns.
Isn't ketamine classified as a scheduled substance? Can I prescribe ketamine via telehealth?
Ketamine is classified as a Schedule III non-narcotic controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, clinicians can prescribe controlled substances via 2-way, audiovisual communication. At Mindbloom, this communication occurs using a secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform.
Mindbloom protocols ensure that the client will be in a safe setting in which the Mindbloom clinician can thoroughly and appropriately evaluate them before prescribing the medicine. In addition, the client will have follow-up visits with the clinician to assess the client's response to the medication and discuss any concerns that the client may have.
Interested in joining Mindbloom?
As you can see, joining Mindbloom is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to provide science-backed, innovative psychedelic therapy to clients who need it the most. Best of all, you will be joining a group of expert psychiatric clinicians who are dedicated to making Mindbloom a collaborative, supportive, and fun place to practice.
Interested in joining our team and being at the forefront of the psychedelic medicine revolution? Visit our careers page and start your journey as a Mindbloom psychiatric clinician today!
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call, text, or chat the National Suicide Prevention Line at 988 or +1 (800) 273-8255, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
Important FDA Safety Information
Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Learn more about off-label uses here.
Side effects of ketamine treatment may include: altered sense of time, anxiety, blurred vision, diminished ability to see/hear/feel, dry mouth, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure, excitability, loss of appetite, mental confusion, nausea/vomiting, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), restlessness, slurred speech, synesthesia (a mingling of the senses).
Do not proceed with ketamine treatment if any of the following apply to you:
- Allergic to ketamine
- Symptoms of psychosis or mania
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- CHF or other serious heart problem
- Severe breathing problem
- History of elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure
- History of hyperthyroidism
- Other serious medical illness
- Pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant
Ketamine has been reported to produce issues including, but not limited to, those listed below. However, lasting adverse side-effects are rare when medical protocols are carefully followed.
While ketamine has not been shown to be physically addictive, it has been shown to cause moderate psychological dependency in some recreational users.
- In rare cases, frequent, heavy users have reported increased frequency of urination, urinary incontinence, pain urinating, passing blood in the urine, or reduced bladder size
- Ketamine may worsen problems in people with schizophrenia, severe personality disorders, or other serious mental disorders.
- Users with a personal or family history of psychosis should be cautious using any psychoactive substance, including ketamine, and discuss potential risks with your MindBloom® clinician before proceeding with treatment.
- The dissociative effects of ketamine may increase patient vulnerability and the risk of accidents.
To promote positive outcomes and ensure safety, follow these ketamine treatment guidelines:
- Do not operate a vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, bicycle) or heavy machinery following treatment until you’ve had a full night of sleep
- Refrain from taking benzodiazepines or stimulants for 24 hours prior to treatment
- Continue to take antihypertensive medication as prescribed
- Avoid hangovers or alcohol intake
- Refrain from consuming solid foods within 3 hours prior to treatment and liquids within 1 hour prior to treatment
- Ketamine treatment should never be conducted without a monitor present to ensure your safety