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Psychiatrist

Company: Frontier Behavioral Health
Location: Spokane
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Frontier Behavioral Health's presence in Spokane is more than 100 years strong, allowing our non-profit organization to understand the varied needs of our clients and the larger community. Our programs are designed to provide evidence-based treatment to adults, youth and seniors who are dealing with a wide range of behavioral health issues. As a Trauma-Informed Care Organization, we firmly believe in recovery and that our clients can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to assist them in their journey. If you want to have a positive impact in the lives of others come join us! Provides psychiatric assessment and evaluation of assigned patients including the need for laboratory studies, medications, medication changes and prescribes medications accordingly and as licensed by law. Makes recommendations for other appropriate psychiatric and psychological interventions. Provides case consultation to other FBH staff, residential providers and families upon request. May be asked to help participate in a coverage pool for other outpatient locations or inpatient units on an intermittent or occasional basis.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Evaluate patients consistent with prevailing practice standards. This includes collection of psychiatric history, relevant medical history, social and family history, mental status exam and diagnosis. Provide consultative services to staff and regional partners regarding patients under their care. Provide psychopharmacology interventions to treat symptoms of a full range of psychiatric illnesses based on current best practices and accepted standards of clinical management. Follow current best practices in psychopharmacologic management and develop an individualized treatment approach based on symptoms, preferences, culture, lifestyle, co-morbidities, risks, and benefits of the plan for the patient. Participate in court proceedings when required. Maintain accurate, timely and up to date documentation and medical records for all patients seen, utilizing collaborative documentation whenever reasonably possible. Consult with the Chief Medical Officer on a regular and as needed basis. Coordinate with primary health care provider, and facilitate referrals to primary health care physicians, as appropriate. Work collaboratively with other psychiatric services staff, including psychiatrists, ARNPs, RN's and office staff. Comply with FBH e mployment, safety and clinical policies and procedures. Comply with additional expectations as listed in the employment contract. Other duties as assigned. On-Call and CoverageAssigned call rotation: As part of overall job responsibilities, all FBH psychiatrists will participate in the FBH system-wide management of calls for psychiatric care, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The FBH on-call rotation includes a number of responsibilities including the community consultation line for primary medical doctors and hospitals, psychiatric back-up for other FBH on-call systems and Crisis Response Services, and calls regarding inpatient/residential care for FBH staff-assigned patients. The on-call rotation is assigned in one-week increments, beginning at 8am Monday and concluding at 8am the following Monday.Optional inpatient coverage: FBH staff Psychiatrists are highly encouraged, but not required, to provide coverage for inpatient services on weekends and holidays on a rotating basis, when needed. Residency Program: All FBH psychiatrists have the option and are encouraged to participate in providing training to psychiatric residents as part of the University of Washington Psychiatric Residency Program, Spokane track. This may include clinical supervision as well as conducting seminars, in so far as time permits. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE: The minimum qualifications listed below represent the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities of this position.Psychiatrists employed by Frontier Behavioral Health (FBH) must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Washington and by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency; must provide evidence of medical education, including either an MD or DO degree; completion of an accredited Psychiatry Residency training program; be Board eligible or Board certified and privileged by FBH and meet FBH Privileging requirements to practice Psychiatry at FBH. Privileges are granted for 2 years at a time according to training. Renewal of Privileges is contingent upon satisfactory annual performance reviews and meeting requirements for licensure, including required continuing medical education credit. -Credentialing as a care provider for various third-party payer organizations is pursued for all FBH psychiatrists via established protocols. Specific job expectations and benefits are as described in each staff member's FBH employment contract and the attached exhibits. Routine administrative duties for all staff Psychiatrists are required in addition to timely patient care documentation.Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required. Prescribers must possess the essential computer skills necessary to navigate MS Office, use Outlook and Word, be able to type and/or record medical notes in the electronic medical record and utilize the electronic prescription software. -PAY (Salary/Exempt): $283, 550.00 Annually*All pay is based on longevity at Frontier Behavioral Health. - WHY CHOOSE FRONTIER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH? * At Frontier Behavioral Health, we value our employees and recognize the importance of EVERY employee's contribution to our mission.* Our behavioral health services make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life for everyone in Spokane County.* At FBH we have a variety of client services, including outpatient, inpatient, community outreach, crisis services, partnerships with schools, law enforcement and more. Our evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma informed behavioral health services address the diverse needs of those we serve. Benefits described above are based on employees who hold .5 FTE positions or greater and/or some benefits vary based on FTE. IMPORTANT APPLICANT INFORMATION APPLICANT ACCOMMODATIONS: To request accommodation with our application process, please contact Human Resources at 509-458-7461. Job seekers -may also obtain assistance, including auxiliary accommodations/ aids, by calling WorkSource Spokane at 509-532-3120. OUR EEO POLICY -It is the policy of FBH to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, familial status, citizenship, genetic information, national origin, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by law, or their relatives, friends or associate and that ; a) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, b) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance, or c) otherwise adversely affects an individual's employment opportunities. Violations of this policy are strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This includes negative actions based upon an employee's participation in activities identified with or promoting the interests of a protected group.
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Keywords: Frontier Behavioral Health, Spokane , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Spokane, Washington

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