Job Title: Child Psychiatrist
Job Status: Full-Time
Job Summary: Under limited direction from a senior level manager, uses specialized knowledge in the field of medicine and skills obtained through experience and/or specialized training to administer psychopharmacology benefits to patients of the Community Health & Research Center. Provides competent, professional and ethical care to a designated patient population. Acts as a consultant to the clinical staff, Medical Assistants, Program Managers, Quality Assurance Manager and the Community Health & Research Center Director. Performs all duties and responsibilities required of a Psychiatrist and provides quality and cost-effective care for the designated patient population in accordance with accepted medical standards and protocols.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administers Psychopharmacology and direct care to child and adolescent behavioral health patients.
- In conjunction with the Quality Assurance Manager, Manager of Behavioral Health Programs, and the Community Health & Research Center Director, develops medication policies and procedures in accordance with accepted medical standards and protocols, accreditation and funding source guidelines.
- Provides consultation to clinical staff regarding patients and psychopharmacological treatments.
- Participates in treatment team conferences which may include other professionals, family members and referral sources.
- Documents all services in compliance with the agency�s quality assurance plan. Report on program progress at required intervals per funding guidelines.
- Conducts in-service education and professional development to Mental Health Department staff.
- Engages in research activities that promote the knowledge and capabilities of the department and the mental health field.
- Participates regularly in monthly department meetings including clinical case conferences and quarterly staff meetings.
- May translate and interpret information for non-English speaking clients as needed.
- Maintains agency confidentiality and client�s privacy in accordance to the agency�s policies and procedures.
- Maintains currency in the field of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.
- Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
- Shall follow the funding sources� requirements and CARF standards applicable to the services you provide.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Diagnostic Criteria from the DSM-IV-TR
- Advanced concepts, principles and practices of Psychiatric medical practices, treatments and techniques.
- Advanced concepts, principles and practices of working with and treating children and adolescents.
- Prescription drug medications and drug interactions.
- Proper medical documentation and charting techniques.
- Biological, psychological, and sociological concepts and trends.
- Advanced concepts, practices and procedures of crisis intervention techniques.
- Community resources including social services agencies and crisis intervention providers.
- Processes, rules and regulations of various services and funding agencies surrounding the eligibility and maintenance of the services being received.
- Operating standard office equipments and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office.
- Listen to patients, understand symptoms and make a diagnosis or prescribe additional testing using standard examination techniques.
- Assess data reflective of each patient's status and interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient's specific requirements.
- Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
- Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
- Attend to detail while maintaining a big picture orientation.
- Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Speak and write in English. Ability to interpret, speak and write in Arabic a plus.
- Maintain confidentiality of agency and client information.
Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:
- Minimum Degree Required:
- Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
- Required Disciplines:
- At least three years of direct clinical services and psychopharmacology to mental health clients (adults, adolescents and children) along with a focus in working with child and adolescent populations. Prior experience providing psychopharmacological consultation and direction to other professionals is a plus.
- Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:
- Board Certification in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry
Hours: Normal business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
Travel required: local travel
Working Environment: Climate controlled office environment.