Psychiatrist Job Description

Psychiatrist Job Description

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Psychiatrist provides seminars or lectures to forensic psychiatry fellows and general psychiatry residents at the request of the Forensic Program Director.

Psychiatrist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective psychiatrist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included psychiatrist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Reviewing medical schedules, perform assessments, and integrate community resources as needed
Collaborating on administrative duties to develop ways to provide education and to enhance integration
Assisting to maintain physical and mental health balance
Working with with other medical staff to maintain an open dialogue
Provide initial psychiatric assessment and medication management for ambulatory health programs
Perform rounds on all psychiatric adolescent and adult patients
Perform medical consultations at the hospital
Provide consultations, assessments, and admissions
Complete histories and patient physicals
Prepare and complete timely and accurate medical records

Psychiatrist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Psychiatrist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ABPN, DEA, CME, ACLS, DATA, BCLS, CPR

Education for Psychiatrist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the psychiatrist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Education, Medicine, Psychiatry, Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Education, Medical, Surgery, Graduate, School of Medicine, College of Medicine

Skills for Psychiatrist

Desired skills for psychiatrist include:

Documentation of individualized care and treatment plans
Implementation
Of principles of the development
Ensuring efficacy
If exceeded
Methods and procedures in the field of general medicine and general psychiatry
Principles of behavior treatment and ability to work collaboratively with the behavioral health staff
Provides detailed documentation of exception
Safe Use of Restraints
Safety

Desired experience for psychiatrist includes:

Provide individual assessments, family interventions, individual and group treatment, and psychopharmacological management
Consult with primary care providers, pediatricians, schools and other behavioral health and human services providers
Conduct initial assessment to include review of intake material, review of psychiatric history and psychiatric evaluation in the traditional clinical medical manner
Organize data concerning patient's family, medical history, and onset of symptoms obtained from patients, relatives, and other sources
Provide psychiatric evaluation at any subsequent time at request of center staff and/or center physician and/or at psychiatrist's initiative
Assist staff with development of treatment plans to assist patient in his/her adaptation to illness

Psychiatrist Examples

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Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of psychiatrist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for psychiatrist
  • Administers & monitors psycho-pharmacological, psychotherapeutic & other related treatments for each patient, provides individual & group treatment
  • Examine, diagnose and treat or prescribe course of treatment for personnel suffering from emotional or mental illness, intellectual disabilities or situational maladjustment
  • Completion of a training program in psychiatry or residency in the U.S
  • Examine, diagnose, treat and/or refer assigned patient population
  • Maintain an appropriate and timely health record
  • Refer patients for specialty care services, lab, radiology, and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for the patient’s management and care
  • Review all lab, radiology and ancillary services reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes treatment decisions in accordance with those reports
  • Provide patient and family focused education, care and service
  • Train, mentors and supervise residents, students and clinical support staff, as appropriate
  • Respond to calls and pages appropriately and timely while on call or providing scheduled care within HHS
Qualifications for psychiatrist
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state in which the Facility is located
  • Copy of professional license to remain on file at the Facility where services are rendered at all times
  • Current DEA required
  • Current unencumbered medical doctor (MD/DO) license
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic)
  • Completion of an accredited Psychiatry Residency program
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Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a psychiatrist. 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 psychiatrist
  • Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons
  • Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders
  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications
  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities
  • Educate staff on best practices in the management of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
  • Propose, develop, and implement best practices in psychiatric care delivery under the direction of the Medical Director
  • Propose, develop, and implement improvements in the process of psychiatric care delivery under the direction of the Medical Director
  • Determine the best functional capacity outcome
  • Determine employability with or without limitations
Qualifications for psychiatrist
  • CT MD License and DEA registration required
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in General Psychiatry
  • Prior psychiatry inpatient work experience strongly preferred
  • New grads & Fellows in Psychiatry are welcome to apply
  • Demonstrate excellence in providing clinical care
  • Geriatric psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship training and bilingual English/Spanish language are a plus
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Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a psychiatrist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for psychiatrist
  • Provide emergent Psychiatric evaluations and recommendations for the safest management options for clients
  • Perform Psychiatry Follow Up Case Reviews using treating clinicians’ progress reports and case management interviews
  • Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management services
  • Offers psychiatric crisis evaluations
  • Provides group services as needed
  • Provides brief psychotherapy as appropriate
  • Responds to campus crises
  • Provides consultation and emergency interventions as part of CAPS daytime response teams and after-hours on- call rotation
  • Provides supervision to assigned trainees including goal setting, evaluations, and disciplinary action in accordance with training policy and procedures
  • Provides clinical guidance and consultation to the Office of Forensic Services including the timely review of court, community, and hospital based evaluations for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility, pursuant to MGL c.123, Sec
Qualifications for psychiatrist
  • Must hold or be eligible for Massachusetts licensure
  • Must be dual-certified in pediatric and adult psychiatry
  • Addiction treatment experience strongly preferred
  • Some evening hours required
  • Current (or eligibility for) license to practice as an MD in the State of Minnesota
  • Completion of residency program in Psychiatry
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Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of psychiatrist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for psychiatrist
  • Reviews Forensic Risk Assessments and other forensic consultations as requested by Forensic Mental Health Services at DMH inpatient facilities or in community settings
  • Provides expert testimony as requested by the court or DMH, in role of expert witness and in conjunction with evaluations conducted as mentioned above for the purpose of providing assessment and evaluation concerning a client facing judicial proceedings
  • Provides support and oversight as assigned regarding psychiatric trainees and review and approval of necessary documentation of psychiatric training rotations within forensic services
  • May conduct on-site inspections of Department of Correction segregation units and Specified Houses of Correction Mental Health units as a surveyor on a DMH interdisciplinary team
  • May consult on correctional facility matters as requested
  • May participate in the full range of forensic clinical consultative, supervision, training, community liaison, and academic research activities available within Forensic Services
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of developments, trends, policies, and procedures in the generic mental health treatment system and in the provision of substance use services to persons involved in the civil and criminal justice system via training offered by DMH Forensic Services, and through regular and required continuing education as necessary to maintain a current license and board certification
  • Responsible for maintaining current level of expertise through obtaining of CMEs, attending DMH general and Forensic Service trainings
  • May serve on committees within DMH and Forensic Services
  • May participate and lead forensic related projects as interest and time permit
Qualifications for psychiatrist
  • Ability to provide individualized, appropriate, and optimal diagnosis and treatment to the geriatric, forensic, and adult patients of Kerrville State Hospital
  • Assesses for clinical conditions and refer out for medical conditions
  • Board Certified in adult psychiatry or eligible for the certification examination in adult psychiatry as defined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pennsylvania State Board Eligible / Certified in Psychiatry
  • Eligible for certification or certified by the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Psychiatry with valid NJ medical license, CDS and NJ DEA
  • Computer Literacy, Valid Driver’s License
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Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a psychiatrist. 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 psychiatrist
  • Provides documentation in chart of treatment everyday
  • Provides psychiatric services to a diverse patient population within an inpatient setting
  • Provides overnight or weekend call services as needed
  • Making referrals by needs of patients, as indicated
  • Provide two days per week of mental health coverage in the Comprehensive HIV Center
  • Provide inpatient psychiatric consultations for three days as requested on the medical and surgical units
  • Teach residents doing psychiatric rotations, grand rounds and other academic endeavors
  • Maintain shared limited on call responsibility
  • Provide direct clinical care in psychiatry, including brief assessments and interventions, in a specialty clinic setting
  • Champion a model of team-based care that focuses on the full spectrum of patient health through close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
Qualifications for psychiatrist
  • Possesses own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation from one site to another
  • Must hold and maintain active, valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the District of Columbia (or licensure by the first date of employment)
  • Current American Board of Medical Specialties approved board certification in psychiatry (or certification by the first date of employment)
  • Must hold and maintain active and current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration
  • Possess or obtain DC Controlled Substances (CDS) registration within 3 months of the date of hire)
  • Ability to discuss medical information with patients in an understandable manner with a high degree of tact

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