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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Reading, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Reading, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    1/12/2019

Job Description

Overview

Tower Health Medical Group (THMG)

Job Description

Title:              General Physician

Department: Psychiatry

Section:          Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Entity:            Tower Health Medical Group (THMG)

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Under indirect supervision, provides and manages direct health care for a specific patient population.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Trains and supervises medical students and residents engaged in specialty activities and procedures, as appropriate.
  • May manage the daily operations of a specific medical program, patient care unit, or research function.
  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Medical doctor with 3 to 5 years of directly related experience which may include residency in a directly related medical specialty.
  • Federal DEA Certification; Medical Specialty License of Certification; Board certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty; must be a member in good standing of the Reading Hospital Medical Staff and THMG.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Successful candidate must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
  • CPR Certified
  • Pre-employment background investigation may be required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Individuals must be able to meet established specific physical requirements of the job including sitting at a desk or meeting table, reaching, lifting, pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, standing, walking, etc.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

Org. Date:  11/7/2016