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Staff Psychiatrist

Company: California Department of State Hospitals
Location: Napa
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Job Description:

Join our team! DSH-Napa is now hiring MULTIPLE Staff Psychiatrists! Staff Psychiatrists help lead the treatment teams and are responsible for making definitive diagnoses and decisions for DSH patients. The Staff Psychiatrist examines and diagnoses psychiatric patients; determines types of psychiatric and general medical treatment needed; and, administers psychiatric treatment with assistance, as necessary, from multidisciplinary clinical staff. The Staff Psychiatrist prescribes psychoactive and anticonvulsant medications within the Department of State Hospitals - Napa guidelines; orders routine laboratory studies, x-rays, and consultations as indicated; prescribes routine ancillary services, such as art therapy, dance therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and special diets; renders routine supportive psychotherapy, both individual and group; and, renders routine general medical care not requiring specialty consultation. Performs standard psychiatric and physical exams as delineated in the Physician Manual; and, develops and approves, in conjunction with the treatment team, a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each patient under their care. Completes documents such as admission notes, discharge, summaries, Jamison-Farabee forms, court reports, etc., in a timely manner; and, provides court testimony as required. Candidatesmust possess knowledge of principles and methods of psychiatry, general medicine, and surgery, and skill in their application; current developments in the field of psychiatry; mental hospital organization and procedures; principles and application of psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, physical therapy, various rehabilitation therapies, and other ancillary medical services; principles and techniques of psychiatric research; principles and practices of effective supervision and directing the work of others. Candidates must demonstrate ability to direct the work of others; instruct in the principles and practices of psychiatry; interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays; prepare and supervise the preparation of case histories and the keeping of hospital records; analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Candidates must show willingness to work State hospitals, demonstrated leadership ability; sympathetic and objective understanding of the problems of developmentally or mentally disordered offenders; tact; patience; and emotional stability. Candidates must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering their own health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, forensic patients, inmates, or the public. Contact me for more details on this position and how to apply: Krystle Lei Thornton Statewide Recruitment & Advertising Specialist Office: 916.651.8602 Email: Krystle.Thornton@dsh.ca.gov

Keywords: California Department of State Hospitals, Napa , Staff Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Napa, California

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