Staff Psychiatrist

CareLink Community Support Services
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Nov 2, 2023

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Our Agency has a current opening for full-time, benefits eligible, Staff Psychiatrist at our locations in Norristown, PA and Springfield, PA. The Staff Psychiatrist is responsible for monitoring and assessing the psychiatric needs of new and current clients at both our Norristown and Springfield outpatient clinic locations. This position evaluates, diagnoses, and treats patients with mental illnesses, performs initial and ongoing psychiatric assessments and evaluations, develops individualized care plans, works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and prescribes psychopharmacological medications, as needed. The Staff Psychiatrist monitors and records client progress, and amends treatment plan according to patient response.


Benefits (full time roles):

  • Medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, 403(b),
  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Long term disability coverage, employee assistance program,
  • Basic life insurance, and basic AD&D coverage at no cost to employees.
  • Voluntary, employee paid, benefit plans including short term disability, supplemental life insurance and AD&D.
  • Critical illness and accident coverage are also available.


Available Shifts:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (37.5 Hours per week)


Salary Range:

  • Negotiable



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in social sciences field or related field and a minimum two years of mental health direct care experience required, which must include either 60 hours of psychiatric rehabilitation training or two years of work experience in psychiatric rehabilitation OR
  • High school diploma or equivalency and six years of mental health direct care experience, which must include either 60 hours of psychiatric rehabilitation training or two years of work experience in psychiatric rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation required.
  • Motivation, interest and ability to work empathetically with people who have mental illness required.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple tasks required.
  • Ability to work as a leader required.
  • Ability to make sound judgme


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine, psychiatry, and neurology.
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in the field of mental health.
  • Knowledge of medications and their effects on physical and psychological disorders.
  • Knowledge of the organization and operation of a nonprofit community mental health clinic.
  • Ability to diagnose and treat mental illness in relation to physical conditions.
  • Ability to effectively support adults with serious and persistent mental health concerns.
  • Ability to prescribe appropriate medications for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Ability to engage effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to prepare and review diagnostic reports and evaluations.
  • Ability to learn and use technology to include maintaining electronic health records, preparing reports, sending and receiving correspondence and prescriptions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to utilize and follow all mental health requirements set forth by applicable state licensing bodies, and the credentialing requirements of insurance companies and other funding sources.
  • Exhibits impeccable customer service and utilizes consummate professional communication at all times
  • Ability to work at multiple locations.


Required Education/Experience:

  • M.D./D.O. degree from accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in the U.S. or valid M.D. degree from a foreign school of medicine and have passed the ECFMG exam and 3 years related experience.
  • Completed an internship from an accredited graduate medical education program recognized by the AMA or AOA.
  • Completed a psychiatric residency in an accredited residency program.
  • Must be Board Certified.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides urgent psychiatric evaluations, initial evaluations and delivers ongoing psychiatric services for patients as appropriate to current and new clients. This includes comprehensive history, current medications, allergies, pertinent medical and psychiatric history, psychosocial and developmental history, and an appropriate mental status examination.
  • Formulation of a diagnostic assessment, treatment plan, disposition and follow up care. This includes rendering diagnosis, ordering and interpreting diagnostic test(s) as appropriate, recommending therapeutic treatment modalities (including medications), providing appropriate patient instruction and/or referrals, monitoring symptoms, progress of treatment and treatment response as appropriate.
  • Manages the care of patients in collaboration with other health professionals and members of the health care team in order to make decisions about treatment and attain health goals
  • Responsible for diagnostic clarity, psychopharmacology, and ongoing medication management for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Consults with clinic staff, patients, and other medical professionals to interpret clinical findings and assess course of treatment.
  • Remains current in the field of psychiatry.
  • Understands and can implement trauma-informed care practices.
  • Engages in collaborative community care, engages in outreach, and works with other agencies in support of the health needs of the clients.
  • Must have personal transportation and driving insurance; drives to other sites frequently in order to provide care or attend meetings or other activities.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and some billing experience is required; effectively review a range of reports and documentation and successfully develop written reports and documentation, as necessary.
  • Performs job within framework of agency, site, and professional standards.
  • Participates in staff meetings and training programs.
  • Attends and participates in agency events.
  • Adheres to agency/site policies and procedures including Confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with Director of Outpatient on all operational issues.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence/proficiency in interactions with others by treating co-workers, colleagues and those receiving service with respect and fairness at all times.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships based on respect, trust, and safety.
  • Uses appropriate communication channels.
  • Demonstrate time management and the ability to complete assignments independently and within specified time frames.
  • Participates in achievement of agency objectives, goals, and mission.
  • Displays motivation and interest in working creatively with people who have mental illness/disabilities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound judgements regarding the welfare of people served.
  • Contributes to the growth and development of services.
  • Works as scheduled to assure coverage.
  • Reports/addresses safety concerns in a timely m

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