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Psychiatrist - Contract

Company: Lake Behavioral Hospital
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A PSYCHIATRIST!Your Work Matters How will you make a difference?The Psychiatrist coordinates decision-making processes in assessing, diagnosing, and managing the medication of psychiatric patients. Working collaboratively with a diverse team, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, mental health technicians, social workers, therapists, and educators, the Psychiatrist conducts clinical assessments and crafts treatment plans to ensure safe, therapeutic, and competent patient care.Conduct timely and comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for both adult and adolescent patients upon admission.Develop treatment plans addressing cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders.Utilize psychotherapeutic methods and medications to provide effective patient treatment.Collaborate with healthcare providers to maintain an interdisciplinary approach to treatment.Enforce policies, procedures, and legal regulations to ensure quality and safe patient service, adhering to CMS and Joint Commission standards and state and legal regulations.Participate in emergency consultations.Provide oversight of Nurse Practitioners and ongoing training to enhance staff competence.Prescribe pharmacologic interventions as necessary, considering the unique needs of adult and adolescent patients.Review and sign applicable laboratory and diagnostic test results.Communicate effectively with patients, families, and stakeholders, fostering a person-centered approach.Maintain accurate and timely documentation of patient records, adhering to hospital standards.Support hospital-wide quality and performance improvement goals and objectives.Your Experience Matters What we're looking for:Education & Licensure: MD/DO Degree from an Accredited University. Physician licensed to practice under Chapter 18.71 RCW, Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry.Experience: Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in a psychiatric settingAdditional Prerequisites: CPR Certification. Completion of CPI training within 30 days of employmentAdditional Skill Requirements:Understanding and adherence to organizational Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and policies and procedures.Knowledge of code procedures.Knowledge of psychiatric and medical procedures.Strong communication skills and a professional demeanor are essential.Detail-oriented with effective time management skills to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.Self-starter with a high degree of drive, initiative, forward-thinking, and follow-through.Ability to work overtime and flexible hours as needed.Your Care Matters What we provide for our team:Cafeteria On-Site + Discounted MealsEmployee Engagement EventsEmployee Recognition ProgramFree ParkingCompensation:This is a contract role and the expected compensation range at $55.00 per patient visit at 15-20 patients per day. We're eager to engage with all qualified candidates, and consideration will be provided to experience and skill level. Join us as our Psychiatrist!

Keywords: Lake Behavioral Hospital, Waukegan , Psychiatrist - Contract, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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