Psychiatry Hospital Based job located in Arizona
- Provides psychiatric services to assigned patients.
- Provides quality patient care in a supportive and empathetic manner to ensure a safe environment. Comfortable with ages served per program needs.
- Three years experience in chemical dependency or eating disorders preferred. Two years experience with patient population served required
Completes a Psychiatric Evaluation on all assigned patients within 72 hours of admission
(including submitting dictation / documentation).
Evaluate patients’ clinical and medical appropriateness for transfer and /or discharge.
Completes psychiatric assessment and mental status assessments of patients as requested.
Documents all meetings with patients in process notes within 24 hours of meeting.
Completes all documentation, maintaining compliance with the Company’s policies and
Consults with patients in support and interpretation of the treatment plan and treatment
Prescribe medication appropriate to the patient within the policies and practices of the
Company. Works with the treatment team to minimize the use of psychotropic medication
with a focus on removing patients from controlled or addictive medication if clinically
Reviews all non-psychiatric medical orders and prescriptions and consults with prescribers
Communicate risks, benefits and side effects of psychiatric medication to patients and
documents such education in the progress notes.
Attends treatment team meetings and provides consultation regarding medications and
Determines a psychiatric diagnosis per DSM-V or subsequent publication and documentsthe diagnosis in the patient’s medical record within 24 hours of admission. Clarifies
diagnosis on an on-going basis, specifically addressing rule outs and other diagnosis in
treatment team meetings.
Takes call Monday through Friday for psychiatric issues involving assigned patients.
Takes weekend call for all patients in accordance with the current call schedule