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General summary

This is a licensed professional position accountable for the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses.  Provides complete psychiatric services including assessment, diagnosis, medical prescription, and treatment.  Responsible for more elaborate, complex, and precise evaluation and care to severely mentally and/or emotionally ill adults, adolescents, and/or children.  Prescribes, evaluates, and monitors administration of medications.  Leads interdisciplinary teams in evaluating new patients and writes admission and discharge orders.  Serves as a consultant to other medical staff, prepares/submits evaluation reports to the courts, and testifies in court proceedings.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of professional principles and practices of medicine and psychiatry, and of current theories and practices in the field of mental health. Knowledge of medications and their effects on physical and psychological disorders.  Ability to provide expert witness testimony regarding the status of patients’ psychological condition.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Psychiatrist.

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