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Psychiatrist in East Hartford, CT at InterCommunity

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Accountable for providing clinical and/or direct care psychiatric services as a board certified advanced clinician.

  • Provides direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams
  • Reviews treatment plans, clinical records, diagnoses, and client discharge plans for adherence to policies and/or JCAHO and DPH standards
  • Provides education and training as indicated, e.g. case conferences; assignments
  • Assesses, examines and evaluates clients for admission or discharge
  • Assesses, examines, diagnoses and prescribes appropriate medications and other biologic and psychosocial treatments for clients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders
  • Performs advanced level risk assessments
  • Consults on difficult and/or complex cases
  • Prepares and/or reviews reports, medical records and correspondence
  • Performs utilization review and management functions
  • Participates in Agency meetings and Performance Improvement teams as appropriate
  • Adheres to Agency policies and procedures and maintains Agency confidentiality guidelines
  • Attends regular program staff meetings
  • Attends weekly individual supervision. Follows all aspects of agency Supervision Plan
  • Performs related duties as required

Job Requirements

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of behavioral health medicine; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of clients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral, written, and computer communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat clients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe and conduct psychotherapy, medications and other treatments specific to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other psychiatrists, physicians and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical and/or psychological reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.

Three (3) years of experience in a hospital or outpatient setting as a staff psychiatrist.