The Psychiatrist provides direct client care for adults with serious mental illness to improve their quality of life and to help maintain their optimal ability to function within the community. The psychiatrist works to ensure good outcomes for persons served, including collaborating with internal staff (RN’s and others) and external providers to coordinate psychiatric and medical treatment. The position oversees the overall administration of pharmaceutical and psychiatric treatment planning.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Know the contract requirements for your program or service area.
3. Conduct psychiatric assessments and determine a diagnosis of condition.
4. Assess concomitant medical conditions, including co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
5. Prescribe, dispense, and administer medications.
6. Provide medical consultation and referrals.
7. Supervise diagnosis, treatment planning (including medical necessity), monitoring, and discharge from services.
8. Conduct, interpret and/or supervise AIMS testing.
9. Conduct medication reviews.
10. Document encounters with persons served, within designated timeframes, ensuring comprehensive and timely documentation that supports the medical necessity for the current level of care and specific services, including medications.
11. Make certain that 100% of training requirements are renewed prior to expiration date, as specified by job.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. State of Michigan Physician’s License (MD or DO).
2. DEA Number.
3. Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. Updated knowledge of characteristics and conditions experienced by adults with mental illness, adults with co-occurring diagnosis, and adults with developmental disabilities.
2. Solid knowledge of medical terms and psychiatric mediations, including new medications, as well as, typical side effects.
3. Ability to respond rapidly in emergency situations in person and on call.
4. Ability to multi-task effectively, think critically and to take initiative.
5. Ability to recognize issues and deal with them directly - problem solving skills.
6. Ability to adapt to change, both internally and externally.
7. Detailed orientated with exceptional organized work ethic for efficient output in fast-paced work environment.
8. Ability to schedule/plan work in advance, and set effective and realistic timelines and meet goals.
9. Personable, positive, and enthusiastic attitude, with capability to deal effectively with people (internal and external).
10. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the use of technological advances.
11. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
12. Solid knowledge of insurance reimbursement guidelines.
13. Ability to utilize electronic means to dictate or type information into medical records, as requested.
14. Knowledge of negotiation and mediation techniques.
15. Willingness to assist persons served with the completion of documents required for the application to receive entitlement benefits and other public assistance.