JOB SUMMARY: The position delivers psychiatric healthcare services to individuals in the inpatient and outpatient facilities and to determine the most appropriate level of care required. This position is responsible for the psychiatric evaluation, treatment, emergency intervention and psychopharmacological treatment of clients of LifeStream Behavioral Center.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance.
The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers.
Willingness to abide by the companys published rules and regulations
To perform psychiatric evaluations on all clients admitted to the inpatient services, residential, and outpatient services.
To prescribe and monitor psychotropic medication for clients in inpatient, residential and outpatient services.
Provide emergency psychiatric consultations for the inpatient services, residential programs and outpatient services. The outpatient and residential evaluations will be referred to the hospital if needed.
Arrange for medical, dental and opthalmological consultations if needed by clients in the inpatient services, residential and outpatient services.
Make all appropriate chart and record notations according to JCAHO, DCF, Hospital Licensure, Medicare and all other pertinent standards.
Make all necessary Medicaid and third party assignments to the Center for billing purposes, including allowing the Center to use the employees Medicaid provider number for said billing purposes.
To attend and participate in all Medical Staff, Peer Review, Quality Assurance and professional staff functions.
To be on call according to special contracts and stipulations worked out between the Center and the psychiatrist. Being on call means being available on a 24-hour basis and providing coverage for all the active clients in the Center. When the psychiatrist is on call on weekends and holidays, the psychiatrist will come to the hospital and make rounds at the hospital and Childrens Services and perform evaluations on all the new clients.
Psychiatric evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, treatment plans and use of psychotropic medications will be done according to the policies and procedures developed by the Center.
COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.
Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.
Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Age Specific: Assessment, Interpretation, Intervention, Knowledge, Developmental Stages, Enhances Family Involvement
Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness
Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, and Thinking Skills.
Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI, Commitment, Leadership, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety
Performance Specific: Assessment, Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Empowerment/Advocacy, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions, and Treatment/Service Planning
Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice.
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and be knowledgeable about the FACT model. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.
Lifestream Behavioral Center