Psychiatrist For Adult Residential Treatment Facility

Elwyn Norristown , PA 19401

Posted 2 days ago

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides recovery-oriented behavioral health service through the adult residential treatment programs (Adult RTF) and Adult crisis residential programs which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. The ultimate goal and outcome of the adult residential treatment program is to facilitate resident reentry into the least restrictive living option in the community. Services include: assessment, evaluation, collateral therapy, individual and group therapy, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development and crisis intervention. This position is the lead clinician in the residential programs in charge of aspects of medical and psychiatric patient care services provided and monitors clinical performance to ensure psychiatric services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. This positions implements, reviews, and develops clinical protocols, performance objectives, compliance measure, and, with assistance from Elwyn management and provider input on workflow and planning and practice operations.


  • Evaluates patients by interviewing the individual, family, and other persons; conducts physical examinations; observes behaviors; reviews medical history and related documents; selects, administers, and interprets psychological tests; orders laboratory / diagnostic tests and evaluates results

  • Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishes treatment goals and methodologies

  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discusses progress toward goals with patients; provides instructions; monitors effect of medications; supervises staff provision of services

  • Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consults and collaborates with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care providers

  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, regulatory and licensing requirements, and legal regulations; participates in utilization reviews; remains availability for emergency consultations

  • Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events, and writes summaries

  • Leads treatment team meetings in an organized manner that facilities a collaborative approach for all stakeholders involved, including the individual supported, the individual's family, Elwyn clinical team and staff, as well as county, regional, and payor members

  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

  • Collaborates with units' operational leadership to implement a robust and effective treatment program for those individuals supported

  • Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues

  • Completes continuing education as required for Pennsylvania (PA) licensure and updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

  • Serves as Medical Director for the assigned RTF / Crisis Residential units

  • Triages and treats emergent situations, as appropriate for the clinical setting, including referral of emergent conditions beyond the scope of care at location, as appropriate

  • Participates in Utilization Review (UR) and Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Improvement (QI) committees, and assists with policy development and adherence, ensuring compliance with standard psychiatric treatment guidelines

  • Provides on-call and after hour coverage to respond to urgent matters

  • Complies with all federal and state regulations and agency policies, including but not limited to those pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), false claims, and whistleblower policies

  • Provides professional oversight for advanced practice nurses in accordance with collaborative practice agreements of Nurse Practitioners

  • Becomes a participating provider in third party reimbursement programs as directed by Elwyn

  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), crisis intervention and medication administration using agency-trained protocols

  • Performs other duties as assigned



CONTACTS: Practice staff, staff in support functions within the Elwyn organization, residents, family members, vendors, visitors, other providers, payors, patients and people who accompany them to the appointment, regulators, and licensing bodies.


  • Maintain an active medical license to practice in Pennsylvania in good standing

  • Board Certification or Board Eligible in Psychiatry

  • Valid and current Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) certification

  • Current, good-standing enrolment in the PA Medical Assistance Program

  • Three (3) years' experience in RTF or crisis residential practice preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform, preferred

  • Must provide a listing of all healthcare settings wherein privileges have been granted

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities

  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions

  • Must be able to perform CPR and safe crisis management using agency-trained protocols

  • Demonstrated proficient experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and an acceptable driving record

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.

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