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Child Psychiatrist

Job Description


Job ID 2018-2019
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-AZ-TucsonCategory Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Type Full-Time
Shift Regular - M - F - 8a - 5p

Connections Health Solutions is a physician-owned, multifaceted behavioral health company whose mission is to address any behavioral health need at any time. We are hiring a Child Psychiatrist for the Youth Unit at the Crisis Response Center (CRC) who will direct, coordinate, and provide medical/clinical services to specified consumers within the facility including but not limited to: intervention, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, engagement, family meetings, supportive psychotherapy, patient education, risk assessment and discharge planning.

  • Serves as the attending psychiatrist on the Youth Unit. Completes initial psychiatric assessments, court ordered evaluations as required, crisis interventions, family interventions, focused crisis diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, patient education, progress toward treatment goals, and discharge planning including medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental aspects of the consumer's care, treatment, and services.
  • Documents consumer's progress in the clinical record including admission order, progress notes, and discharge orders. Oversees delivery of medication education and consent, according to established policy.
  • Orders laboratory tests according to standards of clinical practice. Reviews the health assessment completed by nursing staff, obtains a past and current medical history, and conducts a focused physical examination as indicated, according to established guidelines. Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Room clinicians according to established guidelines.
  • Assesses consumers' needs and guides the clinical team while managing treatment plan updates, in addition to initiating contact with Outpatient Behavioral Health Provider according to established guidelines. Reviews and utilizes all available documents from the crisis clinical team.
  • Provides necessary information to clinical team regarding inpatient utilization. Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices.
  • Collaborates with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the consumer in addition to working with outside psychiatric providers in crisis and inpatient services. Works with the community to review involuntary petitions, assess involuntary patients, and coordinate with the legal system to follow established guidelines for Court Ordered Evaluation and Treatment.
  • Participates in medical staff meetings including regional and quarterly meetings; participates in all required CRC meetings; and participates in any meeting as requested by Medical Leadership

  • Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completion of approved psychiatric residency training programs, in the delivery of mental health treatment of children, adolescents, and/or adults.
  • Licensed by the State of Arizona
  • Board Eligible
  • Unrestricted DEA license



Job Reference #: 26138327
Job Status: 
Date Posted: 1/11/2019
Pay Rate: 

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