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Psychiatrist for Inpatient Care

Job Details

Job ID: 80781
Location: Seattle, WA
Entity: Behavioral Health -Navos
Category: Physician
Specialty: Psychiatry
Department: Not On My List
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8 to 5
The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos
Additional Information:
Position Summary: The Full-Time Psychiatrist provides and assures medical and psychiatric care for individuals admitted to the unit through daily direct service, weekend coverage and 24-hour on-call coverage on an intermittent and as needed basis. This includes completing timely initial psychiatric assessments, daily progress notes, and discharge summaries. The position requires close collaboration with other services, including primary care, nursing, social work, and floor staff. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to community mental health. We are looking for people with an ability to work with multidisciplinary treatment teams as an expert resource. You must have a thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications and be able to communicate this effectively to patients and staff. You must have a thorough knowledge of theories of human behavior, personality development, psychological and physical cause of mental disorders. You must have a familiarity with Washington Administrative Code regulations and professional standards governing the treatment of the mentally ill. Education, Experience, and Certification: • Completion of an APA-approved residency in psychiatry • MD degree with Board eligibility in psychiatry • Experience working in psychiatric settings with both acutely and chronically mentally ill adults preferred • Current, thorough, familiarity with psychotropic medications, their prescribing, administration, and appropriate monitoring, including the assessment and management of potential side effects Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of an updated background investigation. About Navos: At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who are vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders. The Navos mission is to transform the quality of life for the people we serve by providing a broad spectrum of care. We believe that equity and inclusion are vital to living our values and achieving our mission.

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