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Psychiatrist

Department: Blake Behavioral Health
Location: Tucson, AZ

General Position Description: Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial patient evaluations and take detailed medical histories
  • Analyze data and results of assessments to diagnose patients
  • Prescribe and administer medications according to diagnosis
  • Monitor patients to determine efficacy and potential side effects of medications
  • Develop a treatment plan, measure progress against the plan, and adjust as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Collaborate with a broader team of physicians, psychologists, and nurses to assess and adjust treatment plans
  • Coordinate and communicate with case managers and other stakeholders about treatment and care
  • Advocate for young patients, especially with regard to schools and other organizations
  • Prescribe medication on a conservative basis to treat verifiable mental health diseases and conditions

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Familiarity with EMR/EHR systems
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with current DSM criteria
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Familiar with crisis assessment tools and techniques
  • Demonstrable ability to connect with and provide support for children
  • Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and follow clinic's standards of practice
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency.
  • Possession of a valid license as a physician required.
  • Arizona state license to practice medicine required.
  • Possession of a valid state driverís license may be required.
  • Current DEA permit required.
  • Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain and maintain a level one finger print clearance card
  • CPR and First Aid certification.

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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