This is a part-time, non-benefited position
This is a professional position. The incumbent provides psychiatric evaluation, medication management and follow-up treatment for persons with mental illness and those with dual or multi-diagnoses (mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities).
The Psychiatrist reports to a Division Director and supervises no staff.
- Performs mental status and psychiatric evaluations.
- Determines diagnoses and carries out the necessary and appropriate treatment plan.
- Provides crisis intervention/emergency psychiatric services.
- Participates in formulation of treatment plans and signs off as needed.
- Maintains medical records according to agency standards.
- Consults with families, medical and agency personnel regarding physical and emotional problems.
- May provide consultation, education and training services to individuals and agency staff on medical issues by review of case presentations, disposition meetings, and collaboration in treatment planning.
- Provides psychotropic medication prescription and management.
- May serve as a member of an intensive community treatment team, serving adults with serious mental illness in the community.
- May work with people who have medical, psychiatric or behavioral challenges
C. Physical Effort
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles, standards, practices and techniques related to psychiatry, psychiatric illness and wellness. General medical knowledge pertinent to differential diagnosis. Knowledge of substance abuse assessment and interventions and how this impacts treatment of persons with serious mental illness. Knowledge of developmental disabilities and the impacts of co-occurring mental health conditions. Skilled in consultation and collaboration with other professionals. Ability to provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment, communicate effectively, demonstrate cultural competence, establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals served, family members, physicians and agency staff.
Education, Experience and Training:
Doctor of Medicine degree with residency in psychiatry, required. License to practice in Virginia, required. Board Certified by American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, preferred. Experience working with persons with serious and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities in a community-based setting, preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.
- Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
- Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver’s License
- Twelve-month probationary period
- CPS (Child Protective Services) Check
- TB test
- Work beyond normal work schedule, including evenings