The Adolescent Psychiatrist provides psychiatric/medical direction and consultation, as well as direct psychiatric services to youths of Family Behavioral Health. This role works in collaboration with program managers and clinical supervisors in all services to ensure quality psychiatric care of consumers and quality clinical consultation and training to staff. The successful candidate will collaborate with community partners, colleagues, and families to provide family-centered, strengths-based, individualized and tailored care to consumer of CCS services.
Conducts psychiatric assessment of Consumers, including both children and parents/guardians who are being served by the program. Participates in regular intervention reviews and ongoing treatment planning for all consumers. Meets regularly and as needed with consumers for medication monitoring/management; consults with families as appropriate. Provides regular psychiatric/medical consultation and direction to clinical staff. Evaluates medication needs, prescribes, and supervises ongoing medication needs for all consumers (and family members as needed). Participates in community collaborations and planning efforts on behalf of consumers. Consults regularly with leadership around service needs. Completes all paperwork and record keeping required of position. Provides after-hours, on-call response as needed. Provides periodic in-service training to staff regarding psychiatric/medical and clinical issues. Other duties as assigned.
Legally licensed to practice medicine in Washington State; license and DEA certificate in good standing; ability to meet necessary privileging and credentialing criteria (JCAHO and NCQA). Board certified as Adolescent Psychiatrist (or eligible for board certification). Two years' experience working with children and families in an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting with strong knowledge of child, adolescent and family development. Demonstrated competence in assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and current, sound prescriptive practices for seriously disturbed children and adults. Commitment to strengths-based, family-centered, and individualized and tailored clinical approaches. Ability to understand and work with multiple, client-serving systems (mental health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice/courts, public health, social services). Commitment to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training and levels of experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment. Must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and positively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated commitment to preservation of a workplace which embraces diversity. Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach/mentor and train staff. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services. Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.