Overview

JOB SUMMARY:

As clinical provider, performs, completes and oversees the psychiatric treatment activities of a diverse caseload of patients and families as a member of the Behavioral Health Clinic and RBHA clinical team to ensure appropriate standards and practices are maintained for patients

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited program of study leading to either an M.D or D.O. degree
  • Current, unrestricted and valid State of Arizona license to practice medicine from the Arizona Medical Board OR the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine & Surgery
  • Completion of either an ACGME or AOA approved Psychiatric Medicine training or residency program and possess or actively pursuing Psychiatric Board Certification
  • Current basic CPR designation or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

WORKING ENVIRONMENT (PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS):

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office and/or hospital setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, with occasional stooping, pulling, pushing, bending and lifting (20%)
  • Use fine motor skills in the administration of health care related activities, manipulation of a computer keyboard, mouse and visual acuity for computer monitor
  • Regularly exposed to a variety of external environmental conditions as well as potentially volatile situations involving emotionally/mentally disturbed, handicapped and hostile/angry patients and/or parents

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, overall findings and diagnoses of patients through use of history and other appropriate tests
  • Prescribes and monitors medications; recommends appropriate clinical interventions
  • Reviews medical histories and records treatments in medical charts to ensure proper and timely documentation
  • Works collaboratively with other medical and specialty areas to discuss and obtain consultative services for cases requiring multi-disciplinary approach
  • Serves as a resource to the patient and/or family regarding available community and state resources, programs and services to provide for health needs of patients
  • Maintains and provides caseload data, activity records and other relevant information for use in program operations, performance improvement or for program planning purposes
  • Provides clinical coverage for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients served to ensure provision of a comprehensive continuum of care
  • Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education, staff meetings and workshop participation
  • Actively participates as a member of the Medical Staff; serves on committees as appropriate
  • Provides clinical leadership and consultation for other professionals by providing expertise in psychopharmacology and various therapeutic interventions
  • Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
  • Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor

NOTE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Native American Indian Candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473).

About Gila River Health Care

As a healthcare entity of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), we strive to treat people with kindness, dignity and respect while providing the highest quality of patient care in a culturally sensitive way. We pledge not to deviate from this purpose, but rather to enhance it with extreme diligence. Gila River Health Care (GRHC) is poised to inspire, motivate, and engage employees to work together on a shared vision. Staying true to our vision, mission, promise, and values provides us with guidance.