Psychiatrist - Emergency Services

Dec 24, 2018
Jan 28, 2019
Full Time

Assesses clients who present to the CSB Emergency Services program. These clients have a wide range of psychiatric disorders that may be co-occurring with substance use disorders, physical illness, and/or intellectual disabilities. Works as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes other psychiatrists, licensed/skilled clinicians, and law enforcement. Provides expert consultation and guidance regarding diagnosis and appropriate disposition which will include emergency triage and referral for voluntary/involuntary hospitalization. Duties will include psychiatric evaluations, crises stabilization, assessments, medication management, and coordination of care with other clinical staff. The incumbent will be responsible for documenting all clinical information into an electronic health record with e-prescribing. Adheres to and complies with all relevant local, state, federal and regulatory standards.

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Illustrative Duties

Conducts drug maintenance clinic for after care and borderline but ambulatory population to maintain them outside a hospital. Prescribes treatment plan and psychotropic medication based on medication evaluation.
Supports other therapists in emergency psychiatric evaluations.
Evaluates exceptionally difficult cases. Recommends disposition.
Responds to requests for assistance in crisis intervention situations as part of a combined staff approach.
Provides consulting support for therapists in several disciplines and varied aspects of the mental hygiene program.
Provides individual, couple, and family therapy both short and long term. Coordinates psychiatry training.
Participates in group therapy (with a co-therapist) for adolescents and children. Counsels parents of children and adolescents in treatment on an individual and family basis.
Leads or participates in administrative, programmatic, and clinical meetings.
Acts as chief of an important component of the total program involving a small staff. Evaluates patients for social services, courts, social security, and programs such as vocational rehabilitation, and home-bound teachers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of modern psychiatric theory and practice.
Thorough knowledge of causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
Considerable knowledge of available community resources useful in the treatment and prevention of emotional maladjustment.
Considerable knowledge of the clinical use of educational and psychological tests and techniques.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relations with professional, administrative, and other persons working in related fields, such as local welfare and public health departments, schools, courts, law enforcement hospitals and other institutions.
Ability to plan and execute work effectively.
Ability to supervise the work of Mental Health Therapists.

Doctor of medicine degree. Completion of an accredited psychiatry residency training program at the time of hire and that includes two years of experience in outpatient settings with medication management.

A current and valid license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of hire; eligibility for Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a psychiatrist at the time of hire; a current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA at the time of hire.

Experience with an emergency/acute care service where assessment and differential diagnoses need to be made rapidly; treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a community setting. Ability to treat adolescents and older adults, and experience working in an outpatient, public behavioral health setting. Computer literate. Proficient in Spanish

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb stairs, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 20 pounds; ability to read, write, type/use a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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