Psychiatrist - Resilience - Residential Program
The Psychiatrist is responsible to consult with the Program Director and Director of Operations to ensure appropriate psychiatric/pharmacological interventions. The Psychiatrist sees each resident weekly and completes an initial psychiatric evaluation within 72 hours of admission. If indicated, medications are prescribed, and monitored by the Psychiatrist at least once weekly. In addition, the Psychiatrist consults as needed with the treatment team and may attends the treatment planning meetings. Must have a thorough knowledge of pediatric medicine, diagnostic assessment, and all related treatment interventions. Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability and knowledge. Must be able to communicate with persons of all educational and cultural backgrounds. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude. Must be a graduate of an approved medical school and hold a current licensed in the state. Able to identify, differentiate and diagnose the range of adolescent psychiatric disorders. Able to develop appropriate and effective psychopharmacological interventions for adolescent psychiatric disorders. Ability to interface with families of residents for consent and support of psychopharmacological interventions. Ability to effectively identify, conceptualize and communicate criteria specific to the residential level of treatment and formulate and effective appeal for insurance carriers as necessary. Ability to effectively interface with the treatment team, contributing to the case conceptualization, treatment plan and assessment of the ongoing effectiveness of the interventions. Meets regularly in a collaborative fashion with the Program Director and Primary Therapist to discuss individual treatment progress. Acts on behalf of the treatment program when called upon. Such interactions may include insurance companies, licensing and accreditation bodies. Is on call to the treatment staff on a twenty-four-hour basis. Sees individual residents to monitor progress as indicated. Provides a second opinion evaluation when needed. Assists program treatment staff in treatment planning. Provides medical direction to the treatment team. Assists in the identification of continuing medical educational needs and provides input to the Director of Performance Improvement for development of appropriate in-service education and training for the Treatment staff.