Psychiatrist (Baltimore, MD)

Health Care for the Homeless | Baltimore, MD

Job Description

PSYCHIATRIST

The psychiatrist has overall responsibility for the mental health treatment provided to adult and geriatric clients of Health Care for the Homeless.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively provide psychiatric care including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral as required for adult and geriatric clients
  • Accurately monitor clients’ compliance with and reaction to psychotropic medications
  • Effectively provide on-site and telephone consultation with mental health staff
  • Regularly review and update medications in the electronic medical record
  • Effectively provide general guidance with regard to overall mental health care delivery
  • Models and reinforces the Health Care for the Homeless “core values” of dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities and actively participates in advocacy activities that support the mission of HCH
  • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis
  • Protects our client’s personal health information by maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant Health Care related IT security regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education
    • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine
    • Possesses a registered psychiatrist’s license in Maryland
    • Possesses CDS and DEA licenses
    • Completion of a general psychiatric residency training program
    • BLS CPR certification
  • Experience
    • 1-2 years of direct clinical care experience, preferably working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting
    • Direct client care experience with populations similar to clients of Health Care for the Homeless; eexperience in a community or public health setting working with the underserved is preferred
    • Comfortable working with homeless and/or low-income individuals and families
  • Skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and maintain relationships with a wide range of personalities
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency with EMRs
    • Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible, and be a team player
    • Flexible approach, working with several cross-disciplinary teams in a collaborative style
    • Culturally sensitive working with staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
    • Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile individuals

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to stand and walk continuously throughout the shift
  • Able to move frequently throughout the day, including sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting up to ten pounds at least three times per day
  • Must be willing and able to work in outreach sites
  • May be exposed to infectious disease with little likelihood of harm if established procedures are followed

EXEMPTION STATUS

This role is exempt.

To apply please view the listing at Health Care for the Homeless.