POSITION COMPETENCIES, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The staff member must demonstrate knowledge of:
• Theories and principles of human behavior, psychopathology, diagnostics categories, family systems theory and mental illness.
• Basic and general principles of medicine and health.
• A thorough knowledge of psychopharmacology and psychoactive medications, their use and dosages.
• A broad array of treatment methodologies and the health and mental health service system.
• The clinical management and supervision of allied professional and paraprofessional staff.
• Management of acute-care and hospitalized patients.
• Management of psychiatric emergencies.
The staff member must demonstrate skills in:
• Listening to, interpreting and implementing clinical interventions.
• Presenting information and responding to questions from individuals, families, colleagues and the general community.
Essential functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Provides initial psychiatric diagnoses and assessments in emergency and non-emergency situations in both acute care and sub-acute care situations.
• Provides medication management and other treatment interventions to clients and patients directly.
• Provides coaching, instructions and direction to allied professional and paraprofessional staff and leads clinical team meetings.
• Consults with general medical professionals regarding the psychiatric condition of their patients.
• Rotates on call with other members of the clinical staff.
• Provides professional services to patients hospitalized at designated in-patient units.
• Attends and participates in and supports Medical Staff meetings and other committee assignments as may be directed by the Director, Medical Staff.
• Assists in Performance Quality Improvement efforts of the organization.
• Conducts professional practice that is in compliance with the rules, regulations and by-laws of Porter-Starke Services and the standard of care that exists in Northwest Indiana and the Greater Chicago metropolitan area.
• Assists in peer review and other assignments.
• Attends to the required continuing education elements for the specialty certification and licensure of physicians and psychiatrists.
• Maintains and completes clinical record keeping duties as described in either the Medical Staff By-laws or in compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
Responsible for the provision of leadership, supervision and communication that supports the departmental and organizational mission and is in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Makes efficient use of work time to accomplish assignments as well as the ability to accept or respond to change in the work environment in a way that promotes the organization's goals and objectives.
Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of the departmental team to facilitate the meeting of both departmental and agency goals and objectives.
Responsible for following all organization and department precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties to ensure a safe work environment for self and others.
Maintains credentials as required by certifying/licensing body. Participates in professional development and in-service programs as required by position.
IMPROVING ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE:
Participates in improving organizational performance through involvement in agency and department quality improvement programs, as needed.
Has knowledge and understanding of the agencies internal and external customer needs and is committed to meeting or exceeding those expectations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• A current license to practice medicine in the State of Indiana.
• A current license in the United States to prescribe medications.
• Completion of an accredited Training Residency in Psychiatry.
• Eligibility for and/or certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
• Positive references from past professors and/or supervisors.
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 see, hear, speak, handle and sit.
• The employee must occasionally stand, walk, stoop, reach, kneel and lift or carry up to ten pounds and assist in physical patient management in emergency situations.
• The employee will be exposed to and experience situations that are accompanied by tension and stress.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
• This position may require employee to work some evening and weekend hours.
• The position may require some travel to other sites.
Doctorate or better
Licenses & Certifications Required: