Reach your peak with the leading health system serving southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist to join our growing practice at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center in Hazard, Kentucky. Here, you’ll be able to contribute your skills and training alongside a community of globally minded physicians in an integrated system that is big enough to support your success and ambitions, yet small enough to allow you to make a meaningful impact on the health of our communities.
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1. This position will be responsible for the for the psychiatric care and treatment of clients in the outpatient setting, as well as acting as the collaborating Physician for Advanced Practice Providers providing outpatient services.
2. Monday through Friday; 8am and 5pm.
3. As the mental health professional, you are responsible for diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders, usually through medication.
4. Duties include studying mood, personality, and behavioral disorders, discussing symptoms with patients to determine a diagnosis and prescribing medication to correct chemical imbalances in the patient’s brain.
1. Use a variety of methods to evaluate a patient, mostly by interviewing patients, their family or other persons.
2. Develop a treatment plan according to the needs of the patient’s needs and extent of emotional, social, cognitive, developmental, or behavioral disorder.
3. Directs, supervises, and provides consultation when needed to other clinic professional staff in the implementation of treatment plans and care of clients under his/her care.
4. Treat a patient using psychotherapeutic methods and medication, monitoring the effects of any medication, and adjusting treatment where necessary.
5. Consult with the patient’s Primary Care Physician, Nurses or other health care providers when needed.
6. Provides psychiatric consultation, evaluation and treatment as required.
7. Provide crisis intervention when needed.
8. Write and maintain patient and clinical records, including the type of treatment and medication administered.
9. Keep up to date with professional job knowledge by reading publications, attending educational conferences, or maintaining professional networks.
10. Follow ethical and legal policies, procedures, and standards.
11. Discharges clients and/or assists in the closing of cases on clients under his/her care in a timely manner.
12. Participates in clinic meetings and duties as required.
13. Assumes overall responsibility for the care rendered to clients under his/her care.
14. Maintains responsibility for safe client care through appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation procedures.
15. Maintains documentation as required and completes in a timely manner according to organizational policy and regulatory requirement.
16. Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.
17. Performs related functions as assigned.
We are excited to bring in ambitious clinicians whose focus on advancing care can help us expand our capabilities and care for the communities we serve.
Joseph Lowry, DO
The Appalachian Mountains are a majestic world that is full of life and opportunity. History, adventure, culture, hospitality and natural wonders beg to be explored throughout Kentucky and West Virginia.
The roots of diversity run deep in the mining and lumber communities of this region. Industrious individuals from all over the world flocked to the region to find prosperity within these once booming business sectors. The rich global heritage and traditions of our earliest settlers still exist within these communities. It’s incumbent on ARH—as a business and community leader—to carry that legacy of diversity into the future and beyond.
From our very beginning, we’ve been rising to meet the healthcare needs of the people in Appalachia. Our independent, not-for-profit health system was formed in the 1960s when thousands of Appalachian citizens were going to lose their local hospitals. Since then, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to ensure that the people of southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia would always have a health system that works as hard for them as they do for one another.