Adult / Child Psychiatrist

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes psychiatric assessments and ongoing evaluations of adults and children
  • Competent in electronic client record keeping
  • Evaluates symptomatology of client’€™s diagnosed mental disorders or addictions;
  • Competent in evaluating indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications prescribed for self-administration by clients;
  • Competent in recognizing violent behavior or behavior harmful to the client or others;
  • Competent in psychiatric evaluations and medication management;
  • Evaluates clients’€™ medical conditions upon intake and as needed;
  • Supervise nursing team if so determined appropriate by the company, including RN/LPN staff.
  • Collaboration with staff, director of nursing in skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living to ensure effective continuation of care

Communicates accurately, clearly, and professionally.

  • Communicates in a positive, respectful, and courteous manner.
  • Practices active listening skills and uses partnering communication strategies to engage staff members in collaborative problem-solving process.
  • Interacts with coworkers and the community to build productive and collaborative relationships to support the achievement of agency and program goals.
  • Understands and maintains private and sensitive information within the confines of need-to-know parameters.
  • Reviews email daily using various writing styles and formats to produce effective communication including a clear purpose and intent.
  • Submits accurate and complete reports, forms, and other written information as required in accordance with department and program standards.
  • Maintains a calendar that is available to supervisors and coworkers
  • Attends staff meetings and meetings as requested
  • Submits accurate and complete reports, forms, and other written information as required in accordance with department and program standards.

Functions as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships that support achievement of program goals and objectives.

  • Shares pertinent information with director, contractors, and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns, and other areas that may have an impact on the department’s services or image, may affect relationships with key participating parties within the confines of need-to-know.
  • Plans, coordinates, attends and participates in staff meetings in accordance with department standards and schedule. Supports the decisions of the director and members of the management team to staff, participants, and the community.

Utilizes supervision effectively, takes initiative to secure professional development opportunities, and applies relevant information to the work setting.

  • Prepares and participates in supervision that is regular, reflective, and collaborative in nature.
  • Recognizes the personal limits of competencies and expertise, seeks supervision and guidance accordingly.
  • Maintains awareness of current professional information in the fields of activity, undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competencies in the skills used, and incorporates and demonstrates new knowledge and skills on the job.
  • Maintains a reasonable level of awareness of current professional information in fields of activity and undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competence in the skills used.
  • Notifies supervisor of crisis situations, unusual incidents, and/or on-going problems within appropriate timelines (including reports to Child Protective Services).

Education, Experience, and Other Qualifications:

  • Duly licensed by the State of Arizona and board certified in the field of psychiatry;
  • DEA certified through the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Proficient in electronic clinical documentation.
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in the field/working with adults & children
  • Patient relations/office coordination
  • HIPPA compliant
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency preferred
  • Must provide proof of a valid driver’€™s license, valid auto insurance coverage with at least the minimum state coverage, CPR and First Aid Certification, Arizona Fingerprint Clearance;
  • Negative test results on TB and drug prescreen.
  • Proof of a Hep B vaccination.

This list of EJRs and tasks are accurate as of the date reviewed. If the EJRs of this job changes, including physical or mental demands, a redetermination of the EJR should be done. Questions about the EJRs of a job should be addressed to the HR Department or Managing Supervisor for the position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person in this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required.
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