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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (part-time)
Silver Spring
MD
Nonprofit
Healthcare - Social Services/Mental Health
6/13/2017

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA & the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic for the National Capital Area is looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (part-time) . 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the diagnosis and psychotropic treatment of psychiatric disorders of clients from age 6 to 65 years of age, with an emphasis on pediatrics and young adults, for medical management of childhood psychiatric disorders as well as trauma and PTS.
  • Conducts mental status examinations; provides psychotropic medication therapy and medication education
  • Maintains 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
  • Assures 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
  • Reviews and approves discharge plan
  • Completes accurately and timely documentation in electronic health record
  • Coordinates referrals for higher levels of care as needed
  • Position is 8 hours per week, 1-2 evenings and 1-2 Saturdays per month, to best serve our clients

Qualifications:

  • 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 children and adults up to age 65 within the past 36 months
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the 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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