Under the direction of the Chief of Psychiatry, provides psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, prescribes
medications, supervises and collaborates with other team members, and facilitates treatment plans. Performs
related duties as required.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of medicine with a Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
Minimum Experience: Prior community mental health services systems experience
Required Licenses/Certifications: CPI -Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (required for all positions at
John George Psychiatric Pavilion; and certain positions in the Emergency Department).
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid CA License to practice Medicine; eligible for certification in Psychiatry
by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or certificate of graduation from an American Psychiatric
Association-Approved Residency in Psychiatry.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Act in an appropriate and professional manner as defined by the company’s Standards of Behavior, Policy
and Procedures, and Scope of Services.
Actively involve consumers and family members in treatment planning.
Clinical practices of psychiatry including psychopharmacology, individual and group psychotherapy, and
Conduct psychiatric evaluation and treatment and take effective courses of action.
Consumer rights and family involvement.
Current principles and methods of diagnosing and treating a full range of mental disorders including illnesses
related to drug and alcohol conditions, contra indications and adverse reactions to common psychiatric
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of disciplines.
General knowledge of case management, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing and clinical psychology.
Maintain quality medical records in a timely manner.
Respond effectively to requests for information both verbally and in writing.
Role model ACMC Standards of Behavior.
Supervise and train other mental health staff.
Up-to-date knowledge of the social and cultural aspects of psychiatry, including cultural competency
Work in multiple treatment settings.
Acts as physician member of a multi-disciplinary team for clinical work or program
Conducts and directs individual and group psychotherapy.
Confers with patients’ relatives regarding illness and treatment.
Develops comprehensive case histories.
Maintains records of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis according to The Joint
Commission (TJC) standards and other regulatory agencies.
Prepares reports and maintains records of activities.
Prescribes appropriate treatment plans and therapy, psychotherapy or rehabilitation
Provides clinical supervision to licensed and professional staff.
Provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment across a variety of settings including
psychiatric emergency, urgent care, and inpatient services.
Strives to provide culturally effective care to diverse ethnic populations.
Trains and supervises interns and residents.