General Statement of Duties:

Persons in this position provide a range of specialized medical diagnostic and treatment services to patients.  Physicians in this position work under the administrative supervision of the Executive Director and the clinical supervision of the Medical Director / Chief Psychiatrist.

Persons in this position are classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Conducts psychiatric evaluations and assessments;

Diagnoses patient illnesses and carries out the necessary psychiatric treatment program;

Promptly documents services as required by State and Federal laws and agency regulations and/or requirements;

Meets agency standards for staff productivity;

Provides consultation and coordination of services with case managers and other agency staff;

May provide crisis intervention and emergency assessments;

Coordinates care with other healthcare professionals, and may provide consultative services to                 other professionals;

May provide telepsychiatry services;

Coordinates leave schedules with other CSB physicians/NPs and work cooperatively with other CSB prescribers to provide backup coverage as needed during absences;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with agency policies and procedures.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of community mental health services, and demonstrated interest in serving individuals with serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and/or substance use disorders; thorough knowledge of the principles of recovery; ability to provide professional treatment services consistent with professional licensing in Virginia; ability to write concisely and effectively; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated good judgment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from a recognized medical college and completion of an approved three-year residency in psychiatry and a license to practice medicine in Virginia. Board certified or Board eligible in Psychiatry required, plus two years of experience in a behavioral health setting.  Current DEA Registration for Controlled Substances.  Staff members are responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.

Other Information:

Equipment: Computer and electronic health record; voice mail.

Work Environment: General office environment with lighting levels, temperature ranges, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.

Work Location: 1241 and 1353 N. Main St. office; other facilities as needed.

Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with human service or behavioral health office environment; occasional hazards associated with problem behaviors and necessary use of medical procedures. Use of universal precautions required.

Work Schedule: Office hours as defined in the letter of employment; additional hours and on-call work as needed to fulfill job requirements.  Regular attendance is required