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State of Montana Psychiatrist in Warm Springs, Montana

Job Overview: Evaluation and treatment of patients with complex medical and psychiatric problems. Provides diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric inpatients through supervision of multidisciplinary treatment teams, direct service psychotherapy-chemotherapy, and preparation of psychiatric-legal evaluations and reports. Experience, training, knowledge, skills, abilities and other qualifications must be entered into the online application. Additional materials submitted, but not requested will not be considered. Major Duties or Responsibilities: 1. Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment staff with ultimate medical-legal responsibility for the admission, transfer, and discharge of patients. (90%) * On admission of each patient to the hospital, responsible for documenting in the medical record the reason for admission, mental status, psychiatric-medical diagnosis, physical exam, and treatment orders. * Evaluates patients for physical health problems, and consults with and refers to primary care physicians in the Hospital's medical clinic as indicated. * Prescribes medication and care as determined. * Refers patients to physicians, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, mental health centers, social services, and other professionals and agencies as needed by the patient. * Works with other members of a unit treatment team to develop a treatment program, including rules and therapeutic activities for patients assigned to the team. * Completes documentation, writes reports, develops treatment plans, conducts evaluations as required by Hospital policies and state and federal regulations and standards. * Determines appropriateness of home visits, pre-placement visits, conditional release and discharges, and writes orders in the medical record allowing release. 2. Hospital Wide Peer Services (10%) * Carries out other appropriate duties as requested by the Medical Director. * Serves on Hospital committees as assigned by the Medical Director or the Hospital Administrator. * Participates in, and provides for other staff, continuing education and training programs. * Participates in medical staff activities, providing input into hospital policy and patient care issues. * Consults with other professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and attorneys as needed to make patient care decisions. * Maintains liaison communication with community physicians, mental health professionals, and drug/ alcohol programs. Physical and Environmental Demands: Must be able to work closely with patients. The incumbent makes regular visits to various work environments throughout the hospital including residences, and patient units which may subject the individual to unpredictable patient behaviors. The position requires standing, walking, and sitting to perform the essential duties. Must be willing to go to all on-campus patient care units. Must be willing to adjust working schedule to ensure coverage. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors required for the first day of work): * General practice of psychiatric medicine for adults. * Understanding of the major psychiatric diagnoses and how the diagnosis may interrelate with medical symptoms and illnesses; * Understanding of the use of the common psychotherapeutic agents and of the statutory requirements relating to the practice of medicine. * Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people. * Excellent communication skills. * Basic understanding of the medical needs of the served population; basic understanding of systems design, development, and management. * Accurately assess, diagnosis, and treat or recommend treatment for, psychiatric and medical conditions. * Work comfortably and congenially within a team-oriented work setting. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * Formal residency training as a psychiatrist yielding demonstrated competence in medical treatment. * Must be currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of Montana. Preferably Board Certified in Psychiatry, or eligible for certification. Candidates will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualifications listed above and on the extent to which the application shows the candidate possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. Candidates who’s application and supporting documentation (cover letter, resume) do not clearly indicate all minimum qualifications are met will not be considered. Job: Healthcare* *Title: *Psychiatrist Location: Warm Springs Requisition ID: 21140170

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