Job Title: Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Psychiatrist serves as a member of our Behavioral Health Team that includes psychiatrists, psychotherapists and addiction counselors, who work as part of a larger group of medical and dental providers and case managers. The psychiatrist will provide initial psychiatric assessments and ongoing medication management for our patients. She/he will also provide consultation as needed to other medical providers, nursing staff and case managers.

Job Type: Full time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to:  Chief Medical Officer

Essential Functions

  • Provide initial psychiatric assessments and ongoing medication management;
  • Referral to additional services, including psychotherapy, addiction counseling, mental health treatment and support groups as indicated;
  • Referral to higher level of care if indicated;
  • Provide crisis intervention services if needed;
  • Accurate and timely documentation in the Electronic health Record (same-day documentation).

Required Education and Experience

  • Completion of a 4 year residency program in psychiatry;
  • Expertise in mental health diagnosis and prescription of psychotropic medications;
  • Work with a complex patient population, including those with comorbid medical conditions;
  • Work with patients with co-existing substance abuse disorders;
  • Work well as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effectively and efficiently utilize an Electronic Medical Records system.

Preferred Education and Experience

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Active California Medical license;
  • Active DEA license:
  • National Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a clinical/office set and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion, and talking. Ability to lift up to 24 pounds. The job requires contact with the specialized population served. No exposure involvement to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens required. Access to patient clinical protected health information.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

AAP/EEO Statement

We are an EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify Human Resources. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is "at will". This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.