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Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner (part-time)
Silver Spring
Healthcare - Social Services/Mental Health

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA & the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic for the National Capital Area is looking for a Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner. Be a key member of the clinical team that will conduct psychiatric medical care to veterans and their families, especially those impacted by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

  • Responsible for the diagnosis and psychotropic treatment of psychiatric disorders of clients.
  • Provide psychotropic medication therapy and medication education as required.
  • Maintain an active role in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss evaluations and diagnostic formulations and to assist the team and the patient to develop an appropriate plan of service.
  • Conduct mental status examinations. Review and approve discharge plan.
  • Assure that psychiatric interventions are coordinated with the interventions of other professionals, and that other providers are kept informed of changes in the psychiatric condition/status of the individual receiving services.
  • Complete accurately and timely documentation in electronic health record.
  • Coordinate referrals for higher levels of care as needed.
  • Veteran or military family member strongly preferred
  • Doctorate medical degree (MD or DO) with completed residency in child psychiatry and/or Family Health with specialization in psychiatry. Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses.
  • 24 months Psychiatrist experience with young adults and adults up to age 65 within the past 36 months.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. License eligible in Virginia (for future telehealth responsibilities).
  • Current US Drug Enforcement Agency Substance Registration Certificate. Current Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • 3+ years managing the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress and co-morbid diagnoses such as anxiety or substance abuse.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate and effective use of protected health information, HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
  • Knowledge of local referral resources in the area.
  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills; ability to distill complex subjects into clear messages.
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology preferred.
  • Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.

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