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Psychiatrist - On Call/Telepsych
at RI International
Summary of Job: Directs, coordinates and provides recovery oriented medical/clinical services including engagement, assessment, differential diagnosis, recovery service planning, medication management, family meetings, appropriate psychotherapy, education, risk assessment, discharge planning and Medical oversight. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person and for recovery oriented services. Participates as a team member by ensuring a No Force First recovery environment that supports the Recovery Pathways.
- Serves as the attending Psychiatrist.
- Completes initial psychiatric assessment
- Assists in determining medical clearance, progress notes, family interventions
- Develops differential diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment
- Initiates and/or adjudicates the involuntary commitment process
- Approves as well as provides consultation to the Recovery Services Team in the use of restrictive interventions
- Provides appropriate emergency intervention during an emergency medical situation, risk assessment, patient education, progress towards treatment goals, including medical, psychological, social behavioral and developmental aspects of the person’s situation.
- Assesses the needs of each person and guides the team while managing treatment plan updates, in addition to initially contact with outside Providers according to established guidelines.
- Service planning and coordination
- Assess the person’s needs and providers appropriate treatment and referral.
- Assists the individual in preparation of and recording of the recovery service planning process and the documentation of the progress of that plan.
- Ensures confidentiality of verbal and written information about person being served.
- Participates as a team member with person being served to create a safe environment.
- Prescribes and administers medication according to agency’s medication procedures.
- Supervises special diet requirements as needed.
- Initiates and/or ensures appropriate response to all medical emergencies in accordance with agency medical protocols and agency procedures.
- Oversees safety intervention procedures as appropriate to program and consistent with the agency’s “no-force-first” policy.
- Communicates complaints and incidents to supervisory personnel in accordance with agency policies.
- Participates in at least 48 hours of training in the first 12 months of employment, and at least 24 hours of training every 12 months thereafter and maintains all annual training requirements.
- Maintaining professional credentials and be engaged in a process of professional and self-development.
- Participation in ongoing clinical supervision.
- Participates as a team member to provide a safe recovery environment. Utilizes infection control and other safety standards. Contributes to the cleanliness of the work place.
- Utilizes effective positive engagement and conflict resolution skills.
- Fosters personal and environmental wellness by taking care of self and maintaining environmental wellness by reporting infection and on the job injuries.
- Assesses emergency situations, notifies supervisor of actual or potential challenges, exercises judgment in stressful conditions and responds calmly and quickly. Displays teamwork during emergencies.
- Influence and improve operations which are not under direct control.
- Use problem solving methods and critical thinking to continuously improve operations.
- Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine with a specialty in Psychiatry or Addiction Medicine.
- Licensed by the State of Delaware.
- Valid DEA certification.
- Three (3) or more post-residency years experience in delivering mental health treatment.
- Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.
- Therapeutic Options (TO) physical safety intervention training.
- Pre-placement physical.
- Must have current CPR Certification.
- Must have TB test clearance.
- Will be required to pass multi-state criminal Background Check.
- Provider Credentialing and Privileging.
- Must possess a valid Delaware State driver’s license.
- Driving record clearance for the past 12 months as determined by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Proof of valid Insurance if using personal vehicle for agency business
- Must meet and remain in compliance with all driver eligibility and insurance requirements.
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