Evaluates, examines, analyzes, diagnoses & treats consumers, prescribes medication & performs in-depth psychotherapy & counseling (e.g., psychoanalysis, behavior modification).
Monitors & coordinates professional & paraprofessional medical, nursing & direct care staff in areas related to psychiatric care; reviews consumer records for accuracy & completeness; recommends improvements in hospital staffing & organization.
Conducts & participates in lectures & seminars in psychiatry or related field for professional & paraprofessional health care staff.
MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of medicine; psychology; sociology; anatomy; physiology. Skill in administering medication. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals & manuals; deal with many variables & determine specific course of action; handle sensitive contacts with persons under medical care.
MINIMUM CLASS QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Certificate to practice medicine per Section 4731.13 of Revised Code; satisfactory completion of residency training program in psychiatry, as approved by the residency review committee of the American Medical Association, the committee on post-graduate education of the American Osteopathic Association or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry or has been recognized as a psychiatrist by the Ohio State Medical Association or the Ohio Osteopathic Association on the basis of formal training & 5 or more yrs. of medical practice limited to psychiatry per Section 5122.01(E) of Revised Code.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Biannual renewal of license with requirement of 100 hrs. of continuing education.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposed to dangerous patients & infectious diseases; may require travel to community site under contract with Department of Mental Health.