is currently seeking a Psychiatrist for one of our clients in Dilley, TX.
Board Certification preferred or board eligible with completion of certification within 18 months of hiring.
Any candidate who is not board certified at the time of hiring must be presented to the IHSC Medical Director for concurrence Must have an unrestricted medical license in the state of practice Teaching experience acknowledging a level of expertise and capacity for developing and accessing clinical educational programs Continuous BLS (CPR), ACLS certifications Cultural competency Excellent Interpersonal skills Strong oral/written communication skills Integrity/honesty Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
Prescribes and monitors psychiatric medication treatment services including monitoring the side effects of medication and/or adverse reactions Offers comprehensive psycho-educational information with each medication/somatic treatment regarding the patient's mental illness, emotional disturbance or behavior disorder, treatment goals, potential benefits and the risk of treatment, self-monitoring aids, and identifies support groups for therapeutic assistance Utilizes the evidence-based algorithms for decision-making regarding patient assessment and medication management Utilizes Assessment of Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) is used if identified treatment carries the risk of inducing a movement disorder Adheres to medical standards in accordance with IHSC policies, American Psychiatric Association standards, and legal requirements Determines the need for core treatment and specialty services for identified patients in a full range of psychiatric problems Performs various diagnostic and treatment procedures, including cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy, supportive individual and group psychotherapy, somatic therapies (including the use of traditional and atypical drugs) Provides professional, recovery based psychiatric care considerate of cultural and ethnic diversity and focuses on empowering individuals to change their own lives Assures patients are treated with dignity and are consulted when evaluating and/or revising treatment and services Utilizes evidence-based practices to promote recovery, reduces stigma and unconditionally enhance the quality of life Assures a positive therapeutic milieu exists during treatment and emphasizes recovery goals.
Participates in comprehensive performance improvement and utilization management plans to include:
Quality and appropriateness of services.
Evaluation of patient-based functions.
Decreasing the escalation of healthcare costs.
Improvement in patient outcomes.
Prepares or oversees the preparation of documentation, testimony, and written orders needed for care, treatment, medical records, legal actions, referrals, performance development, credentials/privileges, and administrative requirements Provides expert guidance to the Director and other staff in all matters pertaining to mental health treatment (modalities and medications), and mental health programs both domestic and international Analyzes public health care trends, in the mental health area, of related special population groups and assists in developing and implementing policies and guidelines to improve mental health services of such groups Assumes responsibility for the non-psychiatric medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients for whom she or he is responsible in the absence of non-psychiatric physicians in emergency situations and within incumbent's competency and scope of practice Provides clinical supervision to mental health staff Attends required medical and professional staff meetings Participates in after hour telephone on-call rotation Spends at least 60% of time in direct patient care to meet the performance targets set by the IHSC Maintains Residential Standards readiness Serves as an independent, qualified practitioner within the designated scope of professional practice Supports Agency-wide activities within the nursing and medical care area by:
Reviewing and analyzing data Developing strategies, analytical models, and methodologies Providing assistance and advice on nursing issues Supporting higher-graded Nurse Consultants and other Specialists Analyzing policy and guidance, to assure consistent interpretation and application Reviews strategies to appraise and report on progress toward the achievement of goals and the adequacy of institutional arrangements REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of practice.
The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment.
Any changes to license must be reported to employer immediately Knowledge of regulations on the confidentiality of medical records (HIPAA) Experience in treatment of persons throughout the life span (infancy through geriatrics) strongly desired Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance Candidate will demonstrate ability to navigate email on the government operating system and commits to checking it daily Candidate will be capable of navigating theVirtualUniversityenvironment in order to complete required training without assistance Must adhere to requirements for safety, infection control, quality assurance, maintenance of records of patients seen, statistical information gathering, etc Must pass all facility competency testing initially, annually, and as needed Must pass initial Security Investigation by ICE prior to first day on duty and maintain clearance for the duration of time on the contract Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures Ability to communicate proficiently in English in order to develop rapport with residents, coworkers and facility administration Continuous CPR and BLS certification required Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Applications Expected to demonstrate clinical competencies during orientation, annually and as needed to meet the requirements of the mission Knowledge of the indications and contraindications, complications and techniques in the various psychiatric treatment and diagnostic modalities PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.
Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide assistance Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs significantly more than self) Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitations Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time

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