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Psychiatrist

Department: Behavioral Health and Addictions
Location: Valparaiso, IN

Under the direction of the Chief Behavioral Health and Addictions Officer and in accordance with established department policies, procedures, care protocols, and provider orders, this position will work within the Patient-Centered Medical Home model to systematically analyze patient health information to identify and coordinate the care needs of the individual patient focusing on the continuity of care. This position is part of the Integrated Medical team and is responsible for evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions; developing and implementing treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications; monitoring and evaluating treatment results.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.
  2. Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  3. Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; supervising providers on the provision of services for clients with psychiatric disorders and psychopharmocology.
  4. Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, Behavioral Health Consultants, nurses, and other health care providers.
  5. Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; remaining available for emergency consultations.
  6. Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
  7. Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries.
  8. Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  9. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  10. Provides telehealth services for majority of clients. Will be available to work with Behavioral Health Consultants.
  11. Participate in the peer review process as required by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
  12. Complete target encounter number as per employment agreement
  13. For patients seen in the hospital, all hospital charges must be submitted weekly to the Finance Dept.
  14. Attendance is an essential function of the job

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training

Experience

  • Community Psychiatry background preferred

 

Education/Training 

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Residency program completed
  • Board certification
  • DEA certification
  • CPR certification
  • Indiana State Medical License
  • Continuing medical education

 

Skills/Job Requirement

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven computer and database management skills
  • Cultural sensitivity

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