Posted on: February 16, 2020
Overview Our Psychiatrist assumes responsibility for the
admission, continuing care, and discharge of patients; provides
leadership to the multi-disciplinary treatment team; and
participates in performance improvement and other activities.
Qualifications Education for Psychiatrist: Must have a Medical
Degree from an accredited university. Experience for Psychiatrist:
At least two (2) years' experience in treating severely mentally
ill patients highly preferred. Licenses/Certifications for
Psychiatrist: Must be board certified or eligible in psychiatry.
Must have and maintain a license in South Carolina in Medicine.
Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust
Position, if working with specific patients. Responsibilities
Conducts admission and evaluation including a comprehensive
psychiatric evaluation, mental status examination, assessment for
movement disorders, and formulation of the patients’ capacity to
consent. Initiates treatment with psychotropic medicines and other
available modalities in accordance with facility policy. Follows up
and monitors tests and consultations, provides education and
diagnosis to the patients and when applicable, their families.
Documents ongoing care and discharge readiness. Conducts daily
rounds on the unit. Completes a summary of hospitalization
including a mental status exam before the one-year anniversary of
the patient’s 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 charts as required by 95-6 or applicable State Standards,
Joint Commission and other regulations. Insures quality and
legibility of his/her written orders and progress notes. Supervises
the overall Psychiatric care received by the patients, reviews and
oversees the treatment plan, leadership on the multi-disciplinary
team, supervision of appropriate staff and students, and clinical
oversight of unit activities. Takes appropriate steps to insure
early detection of patients’ competency and readiness for
discharge. Provides timely and complete reports to the court.
Effectively prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications aimed
at reducing psychiatric symptoms, restoration of competence and
community discharge. Participates in at least 90% of the
department’s meetings unless excused by his/her supervisor.
Participates in assigned additional workgroups. Participates in
assigned committees. Demonstrates understanding of, and complies
with special precautions, disaster and fire safety procedures,
assists with finding alternatives to seclusion and restraint,
knowledge of abuse reporting. Is sensitive to cultural diversity
issues, treats patients as individuals, and considers the culture
of the patients when providing care and treatment. Is knowledgeable
about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.
Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent
with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each
patient. Continues professional development through in-service
education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to
maintain current knowledge applicable to the position. Must be able
to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical
and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized
procedures that may call for deviations. Must be able to apply
sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply
knowledge to different factual situations. Must be alert at all
times; pay close attention to details. Must be able to work under
stress on a regular or continuous basis. Perform other duties as
assigned. Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability
Keywords: Wellpath, Columbia , Psychiatrist, Other , Columbia, South Carolina
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