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Psychiatrist

Company:
Grey Staffing
Location:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
May 22, 2018
Description:

The Psychiatrist evaluates and diagnoses patients for psychotropic medication and/or treatment recommendations. The Psychiatrist also provides consultation for clinical staff. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: All duties are subject to accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Interviews, assesses, diagnoses, prescribes and monitors psychotropic medication for referred patients.

Consults with professional staff individually, through team meetings and in-service training regarding patients who require psychiatric evaluation for psychotropic medication and/or other courses of treatment.

Provides individual professional staff consultation on specific patients regarding their medication and treatment recommendations.

Provides consultation and supervision to mid-level providers.

Provides medical care consistent with the scope of duties and responsibilities for which the Physician has been privileged by the Health Center Board of Directors.

Works as part of a team to ensure smooth functioning of the department and patient-centered care.

Supports and complies with established clinical and agency policies and procedures, including QI/QA and medical records, in accordance with Joint Commission and PCMH standards, and federal and state mandates, including FTCA regulations and scope of practice.

Supports data collection systems and reporting of statistical data necessary for grant or QI/QA purposes as needed.

Participates in provider, department, and performance improvement meetings and in-service trainings.

Participates in on call, expanded hours, and after- hours coverage and arranges for coverage during absence for vacation, professional education or other leave time.

Maintains staff privileges for local hospitals to facilitate hospital admissions and ensure optimal care coordination.

Participates in such continuing professional educational activities as needed to maintain licensure.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Experience in the area of community mental health.

Experience in chemically dependency and co-occurring disorders.

Experience working with adults and/or children and adolescents.

Possess license to practice medicine in the State of Connecticut.

Eligible for and maintains admitting hospital privileges at local hospitals.

Possess good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Good judgment and decision–making skills.

Computer literacy.

Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Graduate of an accredited medical residency program.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or is Board eligible.