Job ID: 289466383
Last Updated: 7/31/2017
Bridgewater State Hospital
The Staff Psychiatrist assumes responsibility for the admission, continuing care, and discharge of patients. The Staff Psychiatrist provides leadership to the multi-disciplinary treatment team, and participates in performance improvement and other activities as directed by the Senior Psychiatrist.
An MD or DO degree from an accredited university.
At least one (1) year experience in clinical psychiatry preferred.
Licensed in the state of practice.
Board certified or eligible in psychiatry.
Completes an initial psychiatric assessment within 24 hours of admission. The psychiatrists initial assessment includes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, mental status examination, assessment for movement disorders secondary to psychotropic medications. The psychiatrist initiates treatment with psychotropic medicines and other available modalities.
Will review psychotropic medications at a minimum of every 20 days during the first 60 days of admission.
Will prescribe psychotropic medications per best practices for presenting symptoms. Indications for medications will be stated clearly in progress notes as well as in the orders. Applicable laboratory studies will be done prior to prescribing certain categories of psychotropic medications. Follows up and monitors tests and consultations, provides education regarding medications and their mental illness to the patients and when applicable, their families. Documents ongoing care and discharge readiness. Conducts daily rounds on the unit.
Completes a summary of treatment including a mental status exam before the one-year anniversary of the patients admission. Completes all discharge summaries within 30 days of patients discharge.
Documents completely all services provided in the patient's medical record. Properly documents on patients chart as required applicable Joint Commission and other regulations. Ensures quality and legibility of his/her written orders and progress notes.
The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.
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