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Familylinks Inc. Psychiatrist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overview : The Psychiatrist will provide quality psychiatric services for Familylinks inpatient and/or outpatient facilities. Duties include assisting a variety of clients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions; overseeing the development and implementation of treatment plans including the prescription of appropriate psychotropic medications, monitoring and evaluating the treatment results. The Psychiatrist works collaboratively with medical physicians, psychiatrists, psychologist, CRNPs, therapists, teachers, and facility based Program Managers to take care of the mental, emotional or behavioral disorders for those clients engaged in services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Provision of quality services and completion of duties in accordance with Familylinks values, DHS standards, COA standards, and all regulations.

  • Perform psychiatric evaluations

  • Develop treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.

  • Treat clients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with clients and appropriate treatment staff; providing instructions and monitoring effects of medications.

  • Maintain interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, Familylinks treatment and /or residential staff along with and other health care providers

  • Assure quality and safe service for clients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; remaining available for emergency consultations when necessary.

  • Improve staff competence by providing educational insight and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.

  • Maintain historical records (electronic records) by promptly completing documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries.

  • Abide by all insurance and billing requirements.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional training programs.

  • Attend all trainings, meetings and supervisions as assigned.

    Position Qualifications :

  • M.D. or D.O. degree along with Board Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Must have and maintain a current Physician License and Controlled Substance License from the State of Pennsylvania.

  • Experience working in an outpatient setting

  • Strong computer skills for documentation purposes.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Must meet Child and FBI Clearances, including Fraud, Waste and Abuse Screenings.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.

    Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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