The Psychiatrist is responsible to consult with the Program Director and Director of Operations to ensure appropriate psychiatric/pharmacological interventions. The Psychiatrist sees each resident weekly and completes an initial psychiatric evaluation within 72 hours of admission. If indicated, medications are prescribed, and monitored by the Psychiatrist at least once weekly. In addition, the Psychiatrist consults as needed with the treatment team and may attends the treatment planning meetings.
Must have a thorough knowledge of pediatric medicine, diagnostic assessment, and all related treatment interventions. Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability and knowledge. Must be able to communicate with persons of all educational and cultural backgrounds. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude.