Sample Psychiatrist Job Description

Job Description

[CompanyX] is a dynamic, mission-driven behavioral health center dedicated to providing our patients with attainable, effective psychological healthcare. We’re seeking a full-time psychiatrist to join our growing team of medical professionals. The ideal candidate will be down-to-earth, flexible, team-oriented, and empathetic. This individual will often collaborate with our on-staff psychologists and nurses, as well as primary care physicians in our community. Viable candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology and behavioral therapies, and have experience treating patients who live with major mental illness.

Objectives of this Role

  • Work alongside other clinicians and staff members to create an environment that empowers patients to pursue happier, healthier lives
  • Conduct patient evaluations and develop treatment plans that fit their needs and are in accordance with best practices
  • Communicate the evaluation process and treatment plan to patients and/or primary caregivers, and consider input from patients, caregivers, and colleagues when developing treatment plans

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Provide psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment
  • Develop diagnosis and treatment plans for individuals following psychiatric evaluation, and provide supportive psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as appropriate
  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment
  • Collaborate with the on-site nurse to communicate with outside medical providers
  • Complete documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

Skills and Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree with a license to practice psychiatry in the state of [XState] is required
  • A current DEA registration for prescribing controlled substances
  • One year of postgraduate hospital training in an accredited residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is required
  • Knowledge of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with children and adolescents
  • Ability to manage time effectively and delegate tasks accordingly
  • Flexibility to cover other work sites and provide aid in crisis situations
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaker