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    Responsibilities, but not limited to as Section Chief of Inpatient Mental Health Services:

    • The incumbent can be part of an on-call rotation of psychiatrists, including rounds on acute patients during weekends and holidays.-Supervision of Psychiatry staff in the inpatient and residential units.
    • General oversight mid-level practice within inpatient and residential Mental Health services.
    • Oversees clinical coverage of Inpatient Units and residential programs.
    • Advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters
    • Psychiatrist and Medical Officer of the Day orientation.
    • Clinical and administrative coverage for the inpatient Mental Health services, as needed.
    • Participation and coordination of Medical Center clinical committees, as required.
    • Managing Psychiatry discipline - specific issues/concerns.
    • The Section Chief will work with the other Mental Health supervisors to ensure that appropriate disposition services and meaningful therapeutic treatments are being offered on the psychiatry inpatient service.
    • The incumbent also acts in the absence of Mental Health Service Chief and serves on the management team of the Mental Health Service Line.
    • Disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area.-Review and approval/disapproval of leave requests.
    • Assure that subordinates are trained and fully compliant with the provisions of safety regulations.
    The selected candidate will work Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing supervision and on-call duties as required/needed during evenings/weekends.

    Financial Disclosure: Required.


    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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