Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Colorado Springs, CO

Psychiatrist

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Title: Psychiatrist
ID: 0118-PSYC
Department Location: 3205/3207 N. Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Category: Providers

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit health care organization whose mission is to provide exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. We provide integrated health care services to include medical, dental and behavioral health throughout 26 outpatient health centers within El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong Hospitality culture. Our organization has over 950 employees and serves more than 94,000 patients annually in the Pikes Peak and East Central regions of Colorado. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Compensation (Pay): $222,136 to $249,873 based on experience.
*Other compensation may include rural location differentials.
Summary of Benefits: https://www.peakvista.org/careers/employee-benefits-guide

Job Summary:

Provides medical psychiatric assessments and services to patients

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess and screen patients by conducting psychiatric evaluations, including interviews, medical histories, physical exams, observations, and psychological testing
  • Analyze data and results of assessments to diagnose patients
  • Prescribe and administer medications according to diagnosis
  • Monitor patients to determine efficacy and potential side effects of medications
  • Develop a treatment plan, measure progress against the plan, and make adjustments as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Collaborate with a broader team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, and nurses to assess and adjust treatment plans
  • Coordinate and communicate with case managers and other stakeholders about treatment and care
  • Maintains records and provides documentation associated with services delivered
  • Certifies a patient for inpatient hospital or acute care psychiatric facility as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Current and valid board certification in psychiatry
  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency
  • Licensed to practice medicine in state of Colorado
  • Current DEA registration
  • One year of experience as a board certified psychiatrist

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with current DSM criteria
  • Familiar with crisis assessment tools and techniques
  • Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of mental health services

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace an an Equal Opportunity Employer.
**PVCHC participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employees I-9 to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Records. To learn more, visit: everify.com

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