Attending Psychiatrist at CHOP's New Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 234039
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A Brief Overview The Attending Psychiatrist is responsible for providing psychiatric evaluations, formulations, and direct clinical care, which could be in the following environments: Crisis, Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient, Consults, Community, and/or Outreach. The Attending Psychiatrists are members of the team who include psychiatric social workers and other mental health professionals and work in conjunction with psychologists. An important component of the role of the Attending Psychiatrist is to consult with various teams regarding the assessment, management, and disposition of patients with major medical and co-occurring psychiatric problems.
The Attending Psychiatrists will provide treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and will be responsible for providing evaluations and treatment to children, adolescents, and their families. They are responsible for supporting the clinical and administrative operations. A primary focus will be in the areas of assessment and pharmacological treatment of youth with psychiatric disorders as well as continued care of patients treated during their Inpatient, Emergent, Community or Outpatient visit.
What you will do
Practice opportunities include Crisis, Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient, Consults, Community, and Outreach.
Teams are comprised of Clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice providers, social workers, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst), nursing, and learners of all levels (medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and nurse practitioners)
1. Provide assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
2. Comply with the documentation requirements of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in a timely and efficient manner.
3. Support the policies and procedures of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
4. Support the quality initiatives and budgetary goals set for the department.
5. Regularly participate in clinical and administrative meetings related to the operations of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
6. Provide supervision and teaching for the Child Psychiatry residents, general psychiatry residents, other specialties requiring psychiatry training, and medical students.
7. Comply with scheduling and billing practices of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
8. Information Management: Support implementation of information systems to support clinical care needs, patient appointment scheduling and processing, and patient documentation.
9. Quality Management:
Participate in the identification and implementation of opportunities to enhance patient and family satisfaction.
Participate in efforts to ensure compliance with Joint Commission standards and other applicable accreditation and regulatory standards.
High School Diploma / GED Required
Licenses and Certifications
Board Certification - Medical Sub/Specialty - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - within 36 months - Required
Medical License - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - upon hire - Preferred
DEA License - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - upon hire - Preferred
Skills and Abilities
Be visible and present as a leader, remain sensitive to daily hospital operations, act as an escalation point for operational concerns
Serve as a leader that exercises strong collaboration and communications skills, both locally and with respect to the CHOP enterprise
Support a Fair and Just Culture that balances institutional learning and personal accountability. Model and promote safety behaviors, teamwork and communication to create a respectful and resilient work environment.
Demonstrate behaviors that exemplify organizational sensitivity, resiliency and flexibility, ability to influence, conflict management.
Foster open, transparent and effective communication at a local level and across the system as a whole
Lead with a focus on operational, process and procedural innovation, challenging traditional approaches as necessary
Promote collaboration and sharing of resources with a focus on the development of flexible staffing and leadership across areas
Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team (Preferred proficiency)
Communication skills needed to present goals clearly. (Preferred proficiency)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children, adolescents, and families. (Preferred proficiency)
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