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    Summary

    The Addictions Psychiatrist will carry an appropriate clinical workload be involved with quality assurance and performance improvement activities.

    RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED.
    PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND APPRAISED VALUE OFFER WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.


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    Responsibilities

    • Clinical: Provide psychiatric patient care to our Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program (SARRTP) veteran patients. This would include: provide full-range of clinically indicated treatment and rehabilitation services for patients with substance abuse disorders, including ambulatory withdrawal management and addiction recovery services to veterans with substance use and co-occurring disorders; conduct assessments for psychiatric, substance use, social and any associated medical problems in the residential and outpatient clinical setting; perform initial psychiatric evaluation with follow-ups determined by their clinical needs for new patients; assess patients for suicidal, homicidal or violent behavior and offer appropriate treatment modalities and for associated medical, surgical or other problems and will make prompt referral to appropriate services; use appropriate treatment modalities including psychotropic medications, individual therapy, and group therapy with evidence-based addiction-focused pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions; evaluate patients for the appropriateness of admission to SARRTP and/or substance abuse outpatient services and may admit the veteran to acute Inpatient Psychiatry if immediate stabilization is needed; provide ongoing follow up for appropriate patients and will assist in monitoring the patients enrolled in the program and the outcome of various treatments provided by the program; provide education (individual, family, and group) on substance use disorders, mental/emotional problems, preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs; maintain phone contact with patients, families, and community agencies as needed; serve as a consultant to others needing guidance and direction in the management of complex, difficult patient care cases, especially involving substance use disorders in residential and other settings.
    • Teaching. Provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students on rotation from University of Kansas.
    • Administrative. Completes encounters in a timely manner. Attends committees, section meetings, and other administrative functions. Prepares and submits reports concerning this department, maintaining accurate data on all procedures. Prepares and updates the policy and procedure manual for the department that complies with JCAHO guidelines.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm; rotating call shared with other Psychiatrists required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    0602 Medical Officer

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