Acadia Healthcare Psychiatrist in Lemont, Illinois

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluates patients by interviewing patients, family and other persons, observing behaviors, reviewing medical history and related documents, ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.

  • Leads interdisciplinary treatment team by developing and reviewing treatment plans and progress, consulting and collaborating with nurses, therapists and behavioral health specialists.

  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications.

  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements and legal regulations.

  • Participates in utilization review and case management.

  • Maintains medical records by documenting symptoms, medications and treatment events, and writing summaries.

  • Participates in on-call roster to provide 24/7 coverage with one-hour response time.

  • Provides staff training and professional development as indicated.

  • Participates in community outreach and marketing activities for Timberline Knolls and promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program.

  • Facilitates active resident and family participation in the treatment process.

  • Reviews resident and staff satisfaction surveys, customer complaints and the results of monitoring standards. Initiates quality corrective action as indicated and monitors identified improvements.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Board certified or Board eligible psychiatrist

  • Two years experience

  • Knowledge of addictions and eating disorders

  • Demonstrated skill in 12-Step and Family Systems Recovery Models with Adolescent and Young Adult Women clients.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with interdisciplinary treatment team

ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULING

  • Work is performed in an administrative office setting, therapeutic schools, seminars and resident settings.

  • Duties involve contact with youth who may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Must be flexible to work additional hours when necessary and available for on-call coverage.