This is a 15 hour per week position; the days are flexible, but our psychiatrists generally work on site two days each week. Psychiatrists provide coverage during our regular and extended school year programs (late August – late July).
Our Largo school serves students with serious emotional disabilities from Prince George’s county, the District of Columbia and other neighboring counties. The primary functions of our school psychiatrists are to support our staff and the students by:
Conducting psychiatric evaluations regarding diagnosis and symptoms. Clarifying information that is included in student’s chart or file for our staff
Performing medication consultation and management to initiate medication trial or to evaluate the medication prescribed by outside providers. Coordinating treatment with outside providers, prescribing and distributing medication to students and overseeing effectiveness of treatment
Assisting with clinical crisis assessment of student’s safety during a crisis. Helping determine the risks of suicide, homicide or other threats
Assist with assessments of students for possible hospitalization or emergency petitions
Consulting and collaborating with the Clinical Director, Therapists and Teachers regarding treatment plans and classroom performance. Conduct class observations of student behavior and participate in meetings with families regarding treatment
Participate in clinical team meetings with the Clinical Director and Program Therapists to review clinical cases and provide clinical assistance regarding treatment plans or therapeutic approaches
Completing other appropriate tasks in regards to psychiatric needs
The ideal candidate will have:
Doctor of Medicine
At least 3 years of experience working with children and adolescents with emotional disabilities
Experience in a special education school setting preferred
Current Maryland Physician and Surgeon license
Current Maryland Certificate for Controlled Dangerous Substances
Current USDOJ/DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
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