Psychiatrist

Location
Community Services Board, Virginia
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01992
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Responsible for assessment and psychiatric care of clients who have a wide range of psychiatric disorders that may be co-occurring with substance use disorders, physical illness, and/or intellectual disabilities. Integral member of multidisciplinary treatment teams. Provides expert consultation and guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment planning. Duties include comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, assessments, medication management, family meetings and crisis intervention when needed. 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. In addition to the clinical responsibilities, the incumbent will have dedicated time as the lead psychiatrist for the Merrifield site. Responsibilities include leading the monthly medical staff meeting, meeting with medical director and other lead psychiatrists from across the CSB to develop medical services policies, procedures and practice standards, peer reviews, case consultations, etc.

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Illustrative Duties

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)
  • Prescribes treatment plan and psychotropic medication based on medication evaluation.
  • 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
  • Leads or participates in administrative, programmatic, and clinical meetings.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
  • 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.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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;
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA at the time of hire.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a community setting.
  • Experience with leadership and management of MD/NPs.
  • Experience and skills working with child and adolescents and older adults.

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

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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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