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MD/DO - Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent
Ref No.: 16-00038
Category: Physicians
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
Start Date: 11/16/2015
MD/DO - Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent
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The Community - Lawton, OK
The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Located in southwestern Oklahoma, about 87 mi southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. Built on former reservation lands of Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, Lawton was founded on August 6, 1901, and was named after Major General Henry Ware Lawton, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient killed in action in the Philippine American War. Lawton's landscape is typical of the Great Plains, with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the area north of the city is marked by the Wichita Mountains. The city's proximity to Fort Sill Military Reservation gave Lawton economic and population stability throughout the 20th century. Although Lawton's economy is still largely dependent on Fort Sill, it has also grown to encompass manufacturing, higher education, health care, and retail. The city's government is run by a council-manager government consisting of a city manager and a city council headed by a mayor. Recreation can be found at the city's many parks, lakes, museums, and festivals. Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists, as well as several professional athletes.

Fort Sill
Fort Sill is a United States Army post in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Today, Fort Sill remains the only active Army installation of all the forts on the Southern Plains built during the Indian Wars. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School as well as the Marine Corps' site for Field Artillery MOS school, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the 75th Fires Brigade. Fort Sill is also one of the four locations for Army Basic Combat Training. It has played a significant role in every major American conflict since 1869.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but not limited to)
  • Adult, and Child/Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry Program.
  • Comprehensive evaluations of children and their families according to the quality assurance guidelines of child and family psychiatry.
  • History of present illness and past history. Review patient histories and social work evaluations, interview patients to obtain insight into their problems.
  • Mental status evaluations, formulations, diagnosis(es) and detailed treatment plans utilizing biopsychosocial paradigm. Make referrals for further diagnostic, psychological or medical testing as needed.
  • Provide individual, group, family, and pharmacologic therapeutic interventions as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Provide psychotherapy to include group, individual, behavior modification and pharmacological therapy.
  • Work as a team member with other psychiatrist(s), social worker(s), psychologist(s), and behavior science specialist(s) to coordinate evaluations, treatment planning, and referrals. The age range of the usual referrals will be anywhere from after birth to the end of the 17th year; however family and parental work with adults will usually be necessary. Determine the need for supplemental data such as psychosocial history, medical history, neurological or other medical procedures or tests, etc. Establish diagnosis and treatment plans for each patient.
  • Review patient histories and social work evaluations, interview patients to obtain insight into their problems and determine the need for long-term residential treatment for minors.
  • Liaison with schools or with garrison units to facilitate functional evaluations and appropriate (educational) interventions and (academic) modifications to meet patient's needs.
  • The psychiatrist shall comply with the policies of Family Mental Health Service, and local RACH Quality.
  • Assessment and Improvement policies. In addition, he/she will complete any local performance improvement measures as indicated by the Chief of Family Mental Health Service.
  • The psychiatrist will display tact and courtesy to all persons, either in person or on the telephone, regardless of circumstances.
  • When performing in the absence of an adult psychiatrist, contract Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist will be required to treat adults for crisis intervention and ongoing psychotherapy/pharmacological management.
  • Provide consultation services to inpatient and surgical wards to assist in evaluation treatment and discharge planning for child and adolescent patients.
  • Provide consultation to pediatrics and internal medicine for inpatient assessment of psychiatrically disturbed children with medical problems.
  • Assist in planning and implementing primary prevention efforts at the MTF to include directing support groups and parenting classes.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).
  • Must hold a current valid license to legally practice the specialty of psychiatry in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory.
  • Must have completed a psychiatric residency and child and adolescent fellowship training approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Must have sufficient experience to effectively provide psychiatric medical services for patients and family members as it relates to family therapy.
  • Must have worked at least one of the past three years with children and adolescents. Be competent to treat children and adolescents for crisis intervention and ongoing psychotherapy/pharmacological management.
  • Must have and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate from the American Heart Association, and be able to respond to cardiopulmonary arrests as appropriate, and arrange appropriate backup from the hospital clinical staff.
  • The psychiatrist must possess controlled substances registration certificate from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) IAW the laws of the state in which they are licensed.
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