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Child Psychiatrist

Posted on: Tuesday, 3.24.2015

The job of the Staff Child Psychiatrist is to provide psychiatric oversight to the Center’s programs and services. Specific responsibilities include:

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Psychiatric Evaluations, Assessments and Discharge Summaries
  • Provide Individual and Family or Collateral Psychotherapy
  • Score Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • Review and approve client treatment plans
  • Provide psychiatric consultations as member of treatment team
  • Participation in treatment team meetings
  • Participate in Center-sponsored research projects
  • Medication management
  • Follow-up recommendations on evaluations for Center clients
  • Consultation regarding diagnostic changes
  • Calling parents when diagnosis changes
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

 

 

Job Specifications

Education and Experience

Minimum requirements for the position:

  • Have an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in the U.S. or have a valid M.D. from a foreign school of medicine and have passed the ECFMG exam
  • Experience with autism is required
  • Spanish speaking preferred

 

  • Completed an internship from an accredited graduate medical education program recognized by the AMA (LCME) or AOA
  • Have a valid and current PA medical license for the practice of psychiatry
  • Completed a psychiatric residency in an accredited residency program and be board certified or eligible in Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Have a valid and current DEA certificate number
  • Possess a minimum of professional liability coverage of $1,000,000/occurrence and $2,000,000/aggregate; or $200,000/occurrence and $600,000 aggregate and participate in the PA Catastrophic Fund
  • Act 33 clearance

 

Qualifications

Preferred:

  1. Excellent leadership skills and experience working as part of and guiding a team, experience in developing consensus,
  2. Experience at developing and ensuring compliance with clinical and administrative policies and procedures,
  3. A thorough knowledge of Autism Spectrum disorder typical child development, and family focused approaches to treatment.

 

Physical Requirements

Employee must have the physical ability to lift children, play on the floor, and run with/after children.

 

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