Denver Health is recruiting a Psychiatrist to join our team.
Provides general psychiatric care throughout Behavioral Health Services, which includes inpatient, outpatient, medical, and emergency settings. Diagnoses and treats children and adults including with patients with complex, co-occurring medical, psychiatric and substance use disorders; homelessness, poverty; and treatment-resistance., complex, and co-morbid psychiatric, medical, and addiction disorders. Obtains relevant medical histories, makes appropriate diagnoses, implements and directs effective psychiatric treatments including during high-risk and/or life-threatening conditions including during pregnancy and peri-partum periods, malignant catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and serotonin syndrome. Assesses and mitigates the risk of suicide or violence among patients at risk due to psychiatric illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Leads multidisciplinary teams of case managers, discharge planners, nursing, occupational therapy, psychotherapists, and other professionals to provide clinical care. Teaches medical students and advanced trainees from other health disciplines including in nationally accredited training programs. Consults with non-psychiatric medical providers in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Directs care teams in identifying appropriate levels of care for complex patient presentations. Applies treatment statutes for involuntary psychiatric and/or substance use disorder treatments. Interprets the results of relevant laboratory and imagining studies and applies them to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Supports and conducts scholarly work that benefits Denver Health patients and employees. Holds a faculty position at the University of Colorado. Maintains medical license, board-certification, BLS certification, and other relevant licensure/certification. Supports an inclusive work environment. Provides high quality clinical care and works to meet productivity metrics as directed by direct supervisor. Supports department initiatives related to quality, safety, financial viability, and other initiatives as directed by the ADOS or DOS. Works collaboratively with operational colleagues to maintain quality, safety, and financial viability. Has weekend, overnight, and holiday responsibilities according to department needs.
1. Provide evidence-based, cost-effective clinical services including assessment, behavioral interventions, consultation, emergency medications, , M-1 holds and other involuntary treatments such as seclusion/restraints, somatic treatments, triage and other clinical services as assigned2. Provide clinical supervision for trainees and advanced practice providers, as assigned3. Provide services that are appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patient.4. Generate accurate and appropriate documentation of services in the medical record in a timely fashion.5. Meet quality, safety, and productivity metrics as assigned by supervisor6. Write professional reports in a timely fashion.7. Direct regular meetings of the multidisciplinary team.8. Actively participate in faculty and leadership meetings.9. Align with strategic initiatives of Denver Health as directed by supervisor10. Participate and/or support academic efforts in research and in professional writing.11. Work well with diverse patient populations12. Model dignity and respect for all patients
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques. 2. Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents and behavioral interventions used in patient treatment. 3. Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care. 4. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. 5. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. 6. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic/racial backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. 7. Performs in a tactful and professional manner under stressful and emotionally charged circumstances.8. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.9. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
* Doctorate Degree (Required) 1. Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. 2. Board Certified. 3. Buprenorphine prescribing waiver or a willingness to obtain one within 3 months of employment
* Physician (Required) 1. Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. 2. Board-certification in psychiatry expected within two years of employment1. Medical license to practice in State of Colorado. 2. Board-certification in psychiatry expected within two years of employment
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.