Phoenix House Psychiatrist - Contract/Consultant in Exeter, Rhode Island
Psychiatrist will focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of clients suffering from addiction and substance use issues. This position will be a critical means for engaging patients with substance use disorders, treating them and providing ongoing care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform client screening, Welligent (EHR) intake, orientation, and assessment functions necessary to complete outpatient treatment as required.
Provides outpatient treatment of opioid and other addiction services to a variety of patients with substance use or addiction disorders.
Shares clinical expertise with the team and provides oversight and direction for treatment planning of clients
Performs diagnostic psychiatric evaluations for incoming new clients in our residential programs, and coordinates follow up visits accordingly for medication management and monitoring.
Offer evidence-based treatment after psychiatric assessment for any co-occurring disorders, review utility of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions and approaches, discuss and review role of anti-craving medications for relapse prevention.
Determines continued appropriateness and ongoing medical necessity for medication management for underlying co-occurring and substance use disorders
Acts as a liaison and resource to the clinical teams in providing education as it relates to best-practice guidelines for psychiatry and addiction medicine.
Be able to successfully work interdepartmentally with medical, nursing teams and other clinical departments in offering assistance with determining appropriateness for treatment and ongoing treatment planning of clients where integrating treatment is emphasized.
Demonstrate empathy and compassion for clients in group and daily interactions.
Maintain objectivity towards all clients and make clinical decisions based on accurate information.
Demonstrate appropriate boundaries between staff and clients.
Work cooperatively with others and supervisors.
Demonstrate patience and consideration in dealing with others.
Demonstrate thoughtful decision-making.
Ensure client confidentiality in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Communicate regularly with clinical staff regarding special needs for individual residents
Provide mental health evaluation and monitoring to clients
Provide health education to residents related to medical and psychiatric issues
Provides emergency care if on-site when an emergency occurs
Available by phone to respond to psychiatric emergencies
Conduct psychiatric assessment for admission
Refer residents for specialty care, as needed
Experience and interest in substance abuse and treatment
Strong desire to act as the role of primary care
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Experience with EMR and Microsoft programs
To perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Ability to comply with internal, local, state and federal policies and regulations.
Ability to assist client population.
Ability to work and communicate with others.
Ability to serve as a positive role model to clients.
Ability to apply organizational management skills and maintain self and client discipline.
Ability to prepare and maintain required documentation.
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.
MD or DO with specialty in Psychiatry and Addiction
Current license as a Physician in the State of Rhode Island
Certified in CPR /ACLS
Current DEA License
24/7 phone accessibility
Psychiatrist is required to provide stable and frequent availability to meet the needs for an 83 bed facility.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
REGULARLY REQUIRED: to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled