Washington State DSHS Psychiatrist (Eastern State Hospital) in Medical Lake, Washington

Description

*Compensation: The Department of Social and Health Services offers a competitive base salary to $106.41 (hourly) DOQ. *

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), is searching for an experienced, diverse Psychiatristwith a passion for helping people with mental health issues to join our team in an on-call capacity at Eastern State Hospital (ESH)*.* This is an opportunity to provide psychiatric care and to supervise care provided to patients in the hospital and to cover when the attending psychiatrist position is vacant, on vacation, or otherwise absent.

We are seeking psychiatrists to guide multi-disciplinary inpatient treatment teams on wards dedicated to general adult, geriatric and forensic populations. Strong psychopharmacology skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals are essential. Call is optional but well remunerated. Physical exams and treatment of general medical problems are provided by a dedicated medical and dental staff. A valid license to practice medicine and surgery in Washington State and eligibility for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology are required.

Applications will be reviewed on a regular and ongoing basis. To be considered for this position, interested applicants should forward their resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to Ted Koska at koskatr@dshs.wa.gov.H1B and J-1 visa candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties

Psychiatrists provide psychiatric care to patients on three wards (Forensic Services Unit, Adult Psychiatric Unit, and Geropsychiatric Unit), and perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments of patients in order to create individual treatment plans.

Other duties include certifying medical necessity of hospital level of care, prescribing and reviewing appropriate medication and treatment, performing ongoing assessments of the patient's response to treatments, and for patients in seclusion, developing and reviewing a release plan or justification for continuing the use.

Qualifications

Strong psychopharmacology skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals are essential. Call is optional but well remunerated. Physical exams and treatment of general medical problems are provided by a dedicated medical and dental staff. A valid license to practice medicine and surgery in Washington State and eligibility for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology are required.

Supplemental Information

Eastern State Hospital (ESH) is a fully accredited, state-owned, 287 bed psychiatric hospital serving eastern Washington by providing evaluation and inpatient treatment for adults with serious or long-term mental illness.

ESH is located in the City of Medical Lake and is within a 20 minute drive to both Spokane and Cheney. To learn more about Eastern State Hospital and how our Psychiatrists make a difference in transforming lives visit http://www.dshs.wa.gov/mhsystems/esh.shtml.

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 902-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

If you have questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Ted Koska at 360.628.1412 or koskatr@dshs.wa.gov

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Job Type: On-Call

Job Number: 2016-01114

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA