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Medical Director Psychiatry - Vineland, Elmer, Bridgeton

Medical Director Psychiatry - Vineland, Elmer, Bridgeton

Job ID 
2017-1673
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NJ-Bridgeton
Posted Date 
9/1/2017

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Overview

Provides supervision and leadership to the mental health staff of CFG location or client facility while also providing direct patient care.

Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads the psychiatric operations of the CFG client site.
  • Works along with CFG and the client to establish and enforce sound clinical policies, procedures and practices as they pertain to patient care.
  • Clinically collaborates with Advanced Practice Nurses at the Facility.
  • Works with Medical Affairs in with credentialing and scheduling of psychiatrists and APNs to ensure that the department is adequately staffed.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of new clinicians.    
  • Provision of full range of psychiatric services to assigned patients. Services provided include direct care of patients in the clinical setting including: assessment, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients and determining the degree of disabilities in patients. Psychiatrist will prescribe medication to patients as deemed necessary and will conduct medication management.  All services to be documented in the patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Analyze and evaluate patient data and test findings to diagnose nature and extent of mental disorder
  • Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders .
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals.
  • Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patient to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder
  • Participates in treatment team activities to include the development and periodic review of patient treatment plans and will take necessary steps when a patient refuses treatment.
  • Conducts and reviews capacity evaluations.
  • Provides crisis intervention training to staff.
  • Participates in unit morning reports (at relevant sites).
  • Subject to on-call responsibilities as assigned.
  • Promotes a positive working relationship with Health Services, mental health staff, correctional staff and CFG administrative staff.
  • Complies with employee standards of the CFG Health Network and applicable employee standards of the facility.  Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal conduct consistent with professional responsibilities, the development of harmonious working relationships and timely notification of supervisory personnel absences form institution.
  • Ensures the implementation of CQI process and programs.
  • Chairs the treatment team or designates a chairperson.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be licensed as a psychiatrist in the state in which he/she will practice.
  • Previous supervisor experience required.
  • Experience in providing services in inpatient/outpatient environment as well as consults. 
  • Must possess good interpersonal communication and leadership skills. 
  • Must be able to interact with institutional staff, medical staff and the agencies of the court. 
  • Must complete a satisfactory background investigation.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

EOE M/V/F/D

 

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