Full Job Description
The Department of Public Health's Tewksbury Hospital is looking for an experienced Psychiatrist to join its medical team. Tewksbury Hospital operates a 370 bed JCAHO accredited hospital that provides comprehensive treatment, care and comfort to adults with medical and/or mental illnesses. The hospital offers a broad range of services including a physician on-site at all times, 24 hour nursing care, rehabilitative services including OT, PT, SLP, clinical social services, nutritional services, and an on-site dialysis services.
To be considered for this position you must apply to our internal link at https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=200006P0
The Staff Psychiatrist's responsibilities are outlined in the general summary below.
This position will provide direct psychiatric service to patients in the DPH units of Tewksbury Hospital through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients as requested in consultation by medical clinicians. Psychiatrist will round on inpatients on DPH units as requested by DPH clinical staff, and will document assessments and recommendations in Medical Record. They will evaluate medication therapy and advise re changes in medications based on clinical condition. Psychiatrist will active participate in multi-disciplinary Mental Health rounds on each assigned unit. This role will oversee the work of staff psychologists involved in patient care for those patients under his/her care. They will work with outside agencies as required by patient need to formulate effective transitions into and out of care at this facility from and to other settings. In addition, they will assure that available clinical resources are deployed in the most effective manner, develop staffing plans to meet the clinical needs of the patient population, review and offer recommendations on all matters of clinical policy and practice related to mental health services. The Psychiatrist will monitor quality of mental health services provided to patients in the DPH units of Tewksbury Hospital. This role will initiate and follow through improvements in the quality of Mental Health services provided to patients in the DPH units of Tewksbury Hospital.
As an active member of Tewksbury Hospital Medical staff will participate in staff committees and other Medical Staff responsibilities as assigned.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your total compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Two ways to save for Retirement: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and adequate Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Remission for employee and spouse
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program