Position:  Psychiatrist
Location:  Ensley, AL
Job Id:  678
# of Openings:  0

Staff Psychiatrist
Normal Hours/Days:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Location:  Western Mental Health Clinic
This employee provides psychiatric services to children and adults admitted to the JBS Western Mental Health Clinic.
Primary Job Functions:   
  • Responsible for the psychiatric and psychotropic medication treatment of clients.
  • Provides guidance re: medical and behavioral treatment of clients
  • Provide outpatient psychiatric services at JBS Western MHC location to both the AOT program and the Rehab Day program.
  • Perform psychiatric assessments for medication and assign diagnoses.
  • Provide clients with a complete explanation of medication benefits and side effects.
  • Assist with referrals for psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Coordinate care with primary care physicians and other health professionals.
  • Use JBSMHA’s electronic medical record for all client documentation and medication prescribing.
  • Provide collaboration for Certified Nurse Practitioner’s state license.
  • Provide services within guidelines/standards of all regulating organizations (i.e. Alabama Medicaid, DMH, etc)
  • Work in conjunction with other agency staff to ensure clients are receiving best, most effective care possible.
  • Provide support, consultation and serve as back up for the on-call therapist for after hours emergencies.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology, psychodynamics and principles of community psychiatry.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with serious mental illness and severe emotional disturbance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinic staff.

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