Psychiatrist or NP – Across the Lifespan (Adult and Adolescent) – Bilingual Spanish

POSITION SUMMARY: Ideal hire would be Bilingual Spanish adult and child and adolescent psychiatric medical provider (either physician or nurse practitioner). Provide medical/clinical services to Consumers at the team(s) assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director. Portion of work with Adolescents and a portion of work with Adult Recovery Services.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide direct psychiatric services through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications.
  • Provide professional consultation to staff, participate in staff conferences, and serve on clinical committees.
  • Handle psychiatric emergencies, including mental health hold evaluations and court evaluations.
  • Provide back-up psychiatric coverage throughout MHCD during operating hours.
  • Supervise and provide necessary medical services of psychiatric Consumers.
  • Primary and/or non-psychiatric medical care will be referred to appropriate sources.
  • Supervise the treatment of involuntary center Consumers and comply with 27-10 rules and regulations.
  • Supervise the treatment plans of assigned Consumers.
  • Supervise and consult on medical screen reviews.
  • Testify at court hearing of Consumers as necessary.
  • Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director.
  • Participate in program development with Division/Team Psychiatrist as assigned.
  • Assist with administrative duties as assigned.
  • Develop and/or participate in research protocols as approved.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Nurse Practitioner or Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  • Fluency with verbal and written spanish required.
  • Three years of psychiatric residency from an approved Adult Program; (preferred)
  • Five years of psychiatric residency from an approved Child and Family Program. (preferred)

Skills:

  • Medical expertise. Expertise in use of psychotropic drugs.
  • Knowledge and competency in all facets of mental health treatment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to participate in service delivery with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate with staff and other agencies in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
  • Bilingual/spanish speaking

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