Mercy Medical Center Clinton Psychiatrist-ProvH in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Department:

3030_1210 Adult Unit-1210

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Carries out psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, and participates in treatment team planning meetings.

Job Description Details:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Performs psychiatric admission evaluations in timely manner. Makes special efforts to communicate with treatment team.

  • Provides documentation in chart of treatment everyday. Progress notes reflect patient status and treatment plan. Provides clear signed orders as needed.

  • Performs daily rounds with appropriate staff. Includes all levels of staff and encourages discussion.

  • Provides psychopharmacology services including evaluation, follow-up and ensures documentation of these sessions, including patient education. Directly communicates with other care providers on the Treatment Team.

  • Communicates with community health providers as needed. Ensures written and verbal contact consistently occurs and welcomes contact. Participants in community meetings, assisting all members of treatment team to reach effective consensus for patient care.

  • Evaluates the age and comprehension level of each patient, and communicates with the patient in a manner appropriate to that age level. Provides timely discharge summaries.

  • Participates in court hearings, providing appropriate testimony with assistance of hospital attorney, helps to prepare case for court by completing assessment and all necessary documents.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Graduate of accredited Medical School. Completed residency training in psychiatry.

  • Licensed by the Board of Registration of Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Must be Board eligible in Adult Psychiatry. Child psychiatrists must be board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry. Must hold valid DEA certificate and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Number. Must be a member (or become a member) of the mercy Medical Staff.

  • Able to evaluate psychiatric inpatients and outpatients. Provide ongoing psychiatric care and work as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in well-lit, well-ventilated, locked inpatient unit, with access to cafeteria, vending machines; sanitary facilities on the premises.

  • Failure to follow established procedures could result in injury to self or others, such as: cuts, punctures, exposure to bodily fluids, falls on slippery floors, or back injuries from lifting. Exposure to patients with varying degrees of psychopathology and who may be potentially aggressive or assaultive; risk of injury from these patients. High levels of stress present on frequent basis.

  • Some irregularity in scheduled hours because of occasional overtime requirements, including weekend and evening call duties, or occasional stress due to periodic or cyclical workload pressures and nature of job.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to Medical Director.

  • Has no responsibility for the direct supervision of any other employees.

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Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.