Company: Southwest Community Health Center
Posted on: January 14, 2018
Summary: The Psychiatrist evaluates and diagnoses patients for psychotropic medication and/or treatment recommendations. The Psychiatrist also provides consultation for clinical staff.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: All duties are subject to accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
---Interviews, assesses, diagnoses, prescribes and monitors psychotropic medication for referred patients.
---Consults with professional staff individually, through team meetings and in-service training regarding patients who require psychiatric evaluation for psychotropic medication and/or other courses of treatment.
---Provides individual professional staff consultation on specific patients regarding their medication and treatment recommendations.
---Provides ---backup--- call for off-hours coverage.
---Participates in staff and agency meetings.
---Collaborates with Psychiatric APRN---s.
---Experience in the area of community mental health.
---Experience working with adults and adolescents.
---Experience in chemically dependency and co-occurring disorders.
Education and/or Experience: Licensed as an M.D in psychiatry in the State of Connecticut.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers and other office equipment. The position requires the physical ability to kneel, bend and perform light lifting. This person must have the ability to write and speak clearly using the English language to convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards and/or hazardous materials. This person must have the ability to travel as required to work with staff.
Keywords: Southwest Community Health Center, New England, Psychiatrist, Healthcare, Bridgeport, Northeast
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