Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a psychiatrist to:

  • Conduct patient evaluations and develop treatment plans that fit their needs
  • Provide supportive psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as appropriate

  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment

  • Complete documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Doctorate degree in psychiatry relevant to country or locale of employment Interpersonal skills
Current license to practice psychiatry relevant to country of employment Experience working in an accredited residency program
Current license to prescribe controlled substances, relevant to country of employment Ability to work with patients of all ages
Knowledge on psychotherapy and psychopharmacology Excellent skills of perception