(Part-Time Contract) Reporting to the Program Director, the Psychiatrist analyzes andevaluates patient information and test results to diagnose the nature andextent of mental disorders. Duties include: prescribe, direct and administerpsychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat emotional, mental orbehavioral disorders; maintain patient information and records; advise andinform guardians, significant others and relatives of a patient's condition andtreatment; renew and evaluate treatment procedures; prepare case reports andsummaries and submit them to government and mental health agencies; and conductresearch to increase the understanding of emotional, mental and behavioralstates and disorders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prescribe,direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treatmental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
- Analyze and evaluate patient data or testfindings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
- Collaboratewith physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionalsto discuss treatment plans and progress.
- Designindividualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
- Gatherand maintain patient information and records, including social or medicalhistory obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
- Counseloutpatients or other patients during office visits.
- Examineor conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information ongeneral physical condition or mental disorder.
- Adviseor inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of patients' conditionsor treatment.
- Teach,take continuing education classes, attend conferences or seminars, or conductresearch and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional,or behavioral states or disorders.
- Reviewand evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists ormedical professionals.
- Prepareand submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.
- Serveon committees to promote or maintain community mental health services ordelivery systems.
- Attendsall required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and statelicensing requirements, completes all training on time
- Attendsand participates in program and all staff meetings
- Adheresto and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as arole model for others
- LicensedMedical Doctor of Psychiatry
- Specialtytreating the prevailing issues associated with mental illness and or substanceabuse.
- Priorsubstance abuse facility experience highly desired
- Knowledgeof drug and alcohol treatment setting.
- Mustmaintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobileinsurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy
- Demonstratedcommitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CAREFor– Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, andForward-Thinking
- Proficiencyin MS Office systems
- Abilityto utilize an electronic healthcare record
- Establishand maintain effective working relationships with others
- Communicateeffectively with others both orally and in writing
- Abilityto work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
- Abilityto establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
- Abilityto model positive behavior and demeanor
- Understandingof addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
- Understandingof patient development and family systems
- Excellenttime management and organizational skills
- Abilityto be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, andcollaborative
- Skillsand ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families ofvarious backgrounds
- Bilingualin Spanish preferred
Interested Consultants please contact Aaron Beohm, Talent Acquisition Manager, Phoenix House of California at email@example.com or 818-686-3163
Job Location: Bakersfield, CA
Job ID: 158