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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

Company: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Location: Leominster
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster CampusLeominster, MAThe UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School Department of Psychiatry is seeking a dedicated and experienced Part-Time Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist to join our dynamic team at HealthAlliance- Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, in Central Massachusetts. The ideal candidate will provide psychiatric consultation services to patients admitted to medical surgical units and those presenting in the emergency room. This position offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on patient care by addressing the interface between medical and psychiatric illnesses.We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in central Massachusetts with over 400 faculty members who work in a variety of settings within UMass Memorial Health, the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, and the public sector. We integrate our clinical, research, teaching and community partnership activities to help individuals and families transform their lives through recovery from mental illness and addiction.Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric assessments of patients in medical surgical units and the emergency room to evaluate for psychiatric diagnoses, risk factors, and treatment needs.
  • Collaborate with medical and surgical teams to develop integrated treatment plans that address both medical and psychiatric concerns.
  • Provide evidence-based psychiatric interventions, including medication management, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention, as appropriate.
  • Educate medical and nursing staff on psychiatric issues, including recognition of symptoms, appropriate interventions, and strategies for managing psychiatric emergencies.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds and case conferences to discuss complex cases and coordinate care.
  • Document all clinical encounters thoroughly and accurately in the Epic electronic medical record system.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical and legal standards governing psychiatric practice.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field of consultation liaison psychiatry through continuing education and professional development activities.
  • Participation in weekday evening and weekend is optional and provides additional compensationThe Department of Psychiatry has outstanding training programs which include 27 residents and fellows as well as 16 trainees. Our Psychiatry positions offer the opportunity for involvement in a full range of activities. We are a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women's mental health, and addiction psychiatry.As the second largest city in New England, Worcester has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity.If you live here you will find:
    • Some of the safest towns to reside, as well as some of the best public-school systems in the United States.
    • Several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
    • a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums to gracious Victorian homes.
    • Numerous restaurants, theater groups, and concert venues.
    • Our central location is just miles from Boston, Providence, Newport, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod, with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire and Wachusett Mountains!In short, Worcester provides a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational amenities making this area a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department and University. Accordingly, the Department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching, and scholarship. Further, the Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education and medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the clinical team and the large psychiatry faculty at UMMS are invited to identify themselves during the application process.Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to:Patrick Smallwood, MDVice Chair, Adult Psychiatry Clinical ServicesUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolUMass Memorial Medical Centerc/o: Krystal Vincent, Physician Recruiter

Keywords: UMass Memorial Medical Center, Leominster , Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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