Psychiatric Job Description

Psychiatric Job Description

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Psychiatric provides therapeutic interventions on an individual and group basis which are congruent with team structure and program expectations.

Psychiatric Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Meet Completes thorough diagnostic evaluation including all components as outlined in the psychosocial assessment tool
Evaluate and treat patients in accordance with established policies
Prepare and sign medical records in a timely manner
Participate in multidisciplinary clinical staffing to coordinate care of outpatients
Develop treatment plan with measurable goals and obtain appropriate signatures according to policy
Document the assessment process with treatment plan revisions as necessary
Refer for psychiatric evaluation for best utilization of resources
Complete documentation for billing of services rendered in accordance with established policies
Review literature and (formal and “gray area”) and develop summaries of relevant articles and materials
Help to identify key informants and focus group participants for needs assessment and intervention adaptation steps in projects

Psychiatric Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Psychiatric

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SAMA, CPR, BLS, AHA, CPI, HCP, ACLS, RBT

Education for Psychiatric

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the psychiatric job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology, Nursing, Human Services, Health, Science, Social Work, Education, Medical, English, Psychiatric Technician

Skills for Psychiatric

Desired skills for psychiatric include:

Medication policies and practices
Dosage and patient response
DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual
Group and milieu therapeutic interventions
Individual service plans
Growth and development
Communication of the processes to others
Psycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur
Psychosocial systems

Desired experience for psychiatric includes:

May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for both the education and the experience requirements
Must be able to demonstrate basic patient care skills and the use of supplies and assigned equipment
May be required to handle aggressive patients using Client Management methods
Must be able to do some heavy lifting and moving
Must be able to communicate effectively with departmental personnel, other hospital personnel, physicians, patients and families
Six months experience working in an acute mental health treatment setting within the past four years preferred

Psychiatric Examples


Psychiatric Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of psychiatric. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for psychiatric
  • Write initial drafts of work plans, training manuals, reports, and other project-related documents
  • Serve as link between project staff and field work sites including planning meetings
  • May involve pilot testing training materials for community-based interventions
  • Responsible for all issues pertaining to the administration and ordering of medication, blood draws, nursing assessments, and patient care
  • The individual will be responsible for taking of medication orders and transcribing to MAR, administration of medications, ordering medications from the pharmacy, daily count of stock medications and narcotics, and keeping Medication Room up to agency standards
  • Take temperatures, pulse, blood pressure, and weight per program guidelines blood draws as ordered by Physician and completing required paperwork
  • Responsible for taking urine samples as needed and completing all necessary paperwork and following nursing standards related to this process
  • Employee maintains the integrity of the clinical record through timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork
  • Documentation required is program specific and employee shall submit paperwork to appropriate departments as required
  • Other Psychiatric Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) duties as assigned
Qualifications for psychiatric
  • Mental Health Certification preferred
  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing required
  • Six months of experience in Clinical Psychiatry preferred
  • The incumbent must by physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as, wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and participate in both verbal and physical de-escalation techniques
  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license for the state in which the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practices

Psychiatric Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of psychiatric. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for psychiatric
  • Under the direction of the Psychiatric/MR nurses and/or behavioral health supervisors, participates directly or indirectly in the development of the Individual Treatment Plan (e.g., plans designed around habilitation and rehabilitation in cooperation with the multidisciplinary treatment team)
  • Recommends to treatment team changes in offender treatment plans as behavior shows progress or regression and carries out offender or group treatment delineated by the multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Trains offenders to function independently in self-help and/or daily living skills (e.g., personal hygiene, eating, grooming, toileting, etiquette, social skills, cooking, communications, writing and/or identifying name and address, identifying survival signs and words, and telling time) by using a variety of training techniques
  • Directs and monitors offenders vocational responsibilities
  • Assists in escorting offenders during off-unit therapeutic activities and training programs
  • Performs specific tasks with offenders as assigned by treatment team at program areas as described in offenders’ treatment plan (e.g., cooking, vocational tasks, fine/gross motor activities)
  • Facilitates basic fundamental and psycho-educational groups to the SMI and IDD populations assigned to any MH unit or programmatic area
  • Assists in the planning and participates in leisure/recreational activities with offenders (e.g., games, gardening, crafts, fine/gross motor skills, institutional services, to library, recreation yard, and commissary) and documents the activities and outcomes in electronic health record
  • Institutes appropriate crisis intervention for unacceptable behavior as defined by treatment/behavior plan and prevent injury of the offender to self or to others
  • Completes necessary documentation of incident reports as required
Qualifications for psychiatric
  • Successful completion of Maxim screening tests with a score of 80% or greater
  • PALS/ACLS per Psychiatric Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) contract requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Provides on-unit surveillance of offender behavior
  • Investigates offender non-compliance with unit rules and recommends restrictions for violation to the treatment team and advises disciplinary process of offenders
  • Responds to emergencies and recognizes unusual or threatening conditions and takes appropriate action per institution policies

Psychiatric Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a psychiatric. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for psychiatric
  • Maintains control of own emotional response to repugnant offender behavior and restrains self from punitive or retaliatory activity to prevent escalating aggressive behavior
  • Assists with institutional count and direct monitoring of offenders
  • Assists with shakedowns of offender cells and unit area for contraband
  • Provides orientation to newly transferred offenders
  • Provides appropriate training, direction and/or feedback to offender regarding behavior observed
  • Conducts offender interaction with client to clarify issues and resolve problems
  • Completes charting and documentation, observation logs, reports and records offender response to programs, treatments, medications and activities
  • Completes forms and reports that are related to shift attendant duties and unit operations
  • Assists in escorting offenders to lei-sure/recreational activities, occupational activities and medical appointments
  • Interacts appropriately with staff, offenders and visitors at all times
Qualifications for psychiatric
  • Assists other staff and departments (e.g., security and behavioral health) in treatment and behavioral health plans, implementation, offender activities, off-unit programming and worksite area activities, maintaining sanitation standards and adhering to infection control procedures
  • Act as offender representative or advocate as assigned
  • Attends scheduled meetings and serves on institutional commit-tees
  • Maintains safety, security and sanitation of offenders and living area per DRC policies
  • Attends in-service training and/or educational programs as applicable and updates on institution policies and procedures
  • Participates as member of the treatment team to develop and implement multidisciplinary treatment plans and plans of care and to monitor treatment progress

Psychiatric Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of psychiatric. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for psychiatric
  • Provides effective individual and family interventions as needed
  • Provides support to Emergency Department staff for behavioral health issues as needed
  • Serves as liaison to referral sources, outside agencies, third-party payors, and other interested parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality
  • Utilizes coaching and prompting techniques to foster self-care
  • Assures employee understanding and commitment to organization Mission, Vision, and Demonstrate Core Values
  • Ensures high patient care standards and quality
  • Contributes to developing and maintaining departmental customer satisfaction program in accordance with organizational guidelines, which exceed guests, family, patient and physician expectations
  • Contributes to developing and maintaining departmental quality management program in accordance with organizational guidelines, which exceed community standards, including compliance with all laws, regulations and requirements of appropriate licensing and accrediting bodies
  • Assists with the development of a departmental strategic plan and vision complying with organizational guidelines, which identifies objectives for increasing market share and volumes
  • Actively participates in developing annual departmental budgets, which will include appropriate volume and revenue projections and reflect the most cost-effective means of delivering services to achieve specified quality levels
Qualifications for psychiatric
  • Completion of Medical Terminology course required
  • Successful completion of hospital Medical terminology test within 90 days of hire
  • Manages human resources to achieve the highest levels of performance by retaining and attracting the most competent employees
  • Bachelor's degree or currently enrolled in a program
  • Acute care professional experience (within the last 7 years)
  • Ability to work independently and assume leadership role to accomplish objectives

Psychiatric Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a psychiatric. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for psychiatric
  • Provides ongoing psychotherapy and evaluation of psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disorders as ongoing treatment, through both individual and group psychotherapy
  • Facilitates triage and care of acute cases and emergencies, referral of clients to other health care providers or inpatient service as indicated
  • Documents all encounters with clients and maintains records in accordance with Department standards
  • Attends team meetings to communicate with other professionals and with referral sources
  • Interfaces with other professionals when clinically appropriate for patient care
  • Seeks and provides clinical supervision when appropriate
  • Attends meetings for collaboration with multidisciplinary team members
  • Participates in Departmental and University meetings for continuing staff education
  • Maintains current knowledge of mental health illness issues related to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse
  • Provides feedback to supervisor on ongoing basis in regards to concerns, improvements, changes
Qualifications for psychiatric
  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of patient's psychosocial needs, develops treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on findings and according to department policy
  • Provides effective treatment to patients, whether assessment or therapy, and shares and interprets information to staff, families, and/or other approved agencies
  • Completes written reports in a timely fashion as required
  • Provides individual and psychotherapeutic services in accordance with current standards of practice, as developed by professional and licensing organizations, and defined and interpreted by supervisor
  • Provides case management services for comprehensive evaluations
  • Complies with unit practice standards relating to case management including addressing family and community resources, eligibility for entitlement programs, and other health care providers

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