MD/DO - Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent
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MD/DO - Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent
Ref No.: 16-00066
Category: Physicians
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Start Date: 06/13/2016
MD/DO - Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent
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Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Completion of psychiatric evaluations to assess for medication, diagnostic clarification and/or treatment planning recommendations.
  • Completes emergency psychiatric evaluations including;
    • Crisis Intervention;
    • Completion of petitions for involuntary hospitalization (FD-12);
    • Court ordered evaluations to determine the need for hospitalization if appropriate;
  • Provides oversight for youth placed on suicide watch;
  • Completes psychiatric evaluations to assist in determining the appropriate treatment and placement of youth who are committed to DYRS;
  • Attend staff and/or youth meetings (YFTM or ISP team meetings) or other pertinent meetings as deemed appropriate by the site clinical coordinator;
  • Interacts with DYRS medical and behavioral health staff in the coordination of care for youth with medical and psychiatric problems and to:
    • Provide psychiatric expertise in difficult and complex clinical situations.
    • Assist in the coordination of care of youth with somatic health problems.
    • Provide appropriate recommendations and prescriptions for youth being discharged.
  • Contact youth's parent/Client for authorization to provide medication;
  • Write orders for medication and related somatic health services;
  • Provide education to youth regarding any prescribed psychotropic medications;
  • Provide medication monitoring and follow-up sessions as appropriate based on the treatment recommendations:
    • Provide at minimum weekly follow-up of youth newly placed on medication or for whom medication is being adjusted.
    • Provide at minimum monthly follow-up of youth who are being maintained on a stable medication regimen.
    • Provide appropriate recommendations and prescriptions for youth being discharged
  • M.D. or D.O. who has completed a residency in psychiatry or currently in a psychiatry residency.
  • Board certified or board eligible (within 3 years of completing residency).
  • Holds a valid permanent license in practicing state(s) in accordance with the regulations of that state or in the process of obtaining it.
  • State controlled substance license or in the process of obtaining it.
  • DEA Certificate or in the process of obtaining it.
  • Must be able to meet the credentialing requirements of the facilities assigned to.
  • Must be able to become credentialed with Medicare and Medicaid and other payers as necessary.
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