Center for Discovery

  • Psychiatrist

    Job Locations US-CA-Chino Hills
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Overview

    About Center For Discovery

    Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve. 


    Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

    At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided for total client care and therapeutic milieu management.  In addition to saving lives, you will be making a valuable contribution to a team of dedicated professionals.


    The Facility

    Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at  Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home.  Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.  


    The Position

    This is a part-time, contract position.  The Psychiatrist is responsible for consulting with the Program Director and Director of Operations to ensure appropriate psychiatric/pharmacological interventions.  The Psychiatrist completes an initial thorough evaluation within 72 hours of admission, and sees each resident weekly thereafter.  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 attend the weekly treatment planning meetings.


    • Must be a qualified psychiatrist, with experience in adolescent psychiatry if indicated
    • Must be a graduate of an approved medical school and hold a current license in the state of practice
    • Must be eligible for membership in the local branch of the State Medical Society


    • Developing appropriate and effective psychopharmacological interventions for psychiatric disorders
    • Interfacing with families of residents for consent and support of psychopharmacological interventions
    • Effectively identifying, conceptualizing and communicating criteria specific to the residential level of treatment and formulate and effective appeal for insurance carriers as necessary
    • Effectively interfacing with the treatment team, contributing to the case conceptualization, treatment plan and assessing the ongoing effectiveness of the interventions
    • Meeting regularly in a collaborative fashion with the Program Director to discuss individual treatment progress
    • Acting on behalf of the treatment program when called upon; such interactions may include insurance companies, licensing and accreditation bodies
    • Seeing individual clients on a weekly basis to monitor progress
    • Documenting notes in our EMR system, BestNotes
    • Providing second opinion evaluations when needed
    • Assisting program treatment staff in treatment planning
    • Providing medical direction to the treatment team
    • Assisting in the identification of continuing medical educational needs and providing input to the Director of Performance Improvement for development of appropriate in-service education and training for the treatment team
    • Demonstrating leadership abilities, with an ability to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
    • Demonstrating tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude


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