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State of Massachusetts Psychiatrist III in Boston, Massachusetts

The inpatient psychiatric units at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is seeking an experienced, skilled, and licensed Psychiatrist.The selected candidate will provide direct, comprehensive, quality psychiatric treatment to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The incumbent is the clinical supervisor of the multidisciplinary treatment team and supervises the psychologists on the unit. Our Attending Psychiatrist serves as the supervisor for psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatric physician assistants as well as psychiatry residents and other trainees. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the formulation and development of multidisciplinary treatment plans, comprehensive psychopharmacologic assessments and treatments, comprehensive diagnostic and risk evaluations and formulations. Patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team, that also includes psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, mental health workers, occupational therapists and rehabilitative staff specializing in vocational, recreational, and expressive therapies. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Serves as the clinical supervisor of the multidisciplinary treatment team and the supervisor of the psychologist on assigned unit. * Supervises Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and/or Psychiatric Physician Assistants, Psychiatry Residents, and other trainees. * Provides comprehensive, quality active psychiatric services to patients as evidenced by timely completion of the admission evaluation (within 24 hours or by next business day after admission) and by providing ongoing assessments and treatment, and documenting these as they occur and at least weekly in the progress notes. * Meets regularly with patients and with the treatment team; attends clinical rounds on the inpatient unit. * Orders appropriate consultations and laboratory studies and documents the results of these in the progress notes, per the medical practitioner. * Prepares and develops the multidisciplinary treatment plan and updates at required intervals and as clinically necessary. * Coordinates and completes all required risk assessments per DMH policy. * Obtains and documents informed consent; applies for guardianships if the capacity of the patient is in question. * Tracks and monitors the legal status of patients and applies for commitments/guardianships when necessary. * Oversees the discharge plan and coordinates with the outpatient psychiatric provider to ensure continuity of care. * Attends all departmental meetings and assigned committee meetings. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Skilled in understanding, diagnosing, and treating serious mental illness. * Ability to supervise and coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing work objectives. * Talent for establishing and maintaining a positive, respectful, and professional relationships with all patients, staff, and family members. * Ability to assess accurately information given to others either verbally or written. * Capacity to work in a collaborative and productive manner to achieve programmatic and agency goals. * Capacity to initiate and maintain productive and professional communication with a variety of service providers, individuals, family/significant others, and legal guardians. * Professional experience treating patients with severe mental illness, trauma, and substance use disorders. * Understanding of psychiatric conditions and the treatment of psychiatric conditions. * Ability to assess, diagnoses, and prescribe/supervise treatment to assigned patients while conforming to regulatory standards and applicable laws to decrease psychiatric symptoms/disorders. _/Preferred Qualifications:/_ * Capacity to initiate and maintain productive and professional communication with a variety of service providers, individuals, family/significant others, and legal guardians. * Record of experience and expertise in inpatient care of patients with serious mental illness, inpatient care of patients with forensic involvement, and inpatient care at an intermediate care facility (or equivalent) is desired. * Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team and with other clinical staff. * Competence in maintaining accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner. * Proficiency in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. /_About the Metro Boston Mental Health Units (MBMHU) at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:_/ The Department of Mental Health MBMHU manages and staffs 115 psychiatric beds across 5 units at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Patients are admitted from other hospitals, from Bridgewater State Hospital and from the courts for evaluations /_About Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:_/ Located at 170 Morton St. in Jamaica Plain at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is managed and run by the Department of Public Health. . The total hospital capacity is 260 beds which includes 7 medical units including one unit that is under the management of the Department of Corrections. In addition, the hospital provides services in surgery, oncology, ventilators, intensive care as well as a number of other specialties including an outpatient department with a range of specialty clinics. /Learn more about us/: ** /_DMH Mission Statement:_/ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights, and supports mental health training and research. _/Total Compensation:/_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program * * /_Pre-Hire Process:_/ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. If you would like to request an ADA or religious accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least three years of residency training in a recognized program in psychiatry AND at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field of psychiatry. Special Requirements:Current and valid registration as a physician under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.   An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Psychiatrist III Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 220001LR