Viewing: Psychiatrist


Job: 125246

Location: Charlotte, NC

Facility: NC RISE at Mecklenburg

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Variable Shift

Recruiter: Katherine Cannon


Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”



About this role

The Psychiatrist NC assumes responsibility for the admission, continuing care, and discharge of patients. The Psychiatrist provides leadership to the multi-disciplinary treatment team, and participates in performance improvement and other activities.

What you bring to the table


  • A MD from an accredited university.


  • At least one (1) year experience in clinical psychiatry.


  • Licensed in the state of practice. Board certified or eligible in psychiatry.

What you will do

  • Completes an initial psychiatric assessment within 24 hours of admission. Completes a comprehensive treatment plan within deadlines. Develops, reviews, and updates individualized treatment and discharge plans in conjunction with interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Treatment includes prescription of psychotropic drugs in accordance, when applicable, with practice guidelines as well as the use of other modalities. Follows up and monitors tests and consultations, provides education and diagnosis to the patients and when applicable, their families. Documents ongoing care and discharge readiness.
  • Completes a summary of treatment including a mental status exam before the one-year anniversary of the patient’s admission. Completes all discharge summaries within 30 days of patients discharge.
  • Documents completely all services provided in the patient's medical record. Properly documents on patients chart as required by 155 or applicable State Standards, Joint Commission and other regulations. Ensures quality and legibility of his/her written orders and progress notes.
  • Supervises the overall medical care received by the patients, reviews and oversees the treatment plan, leadership on the multi-disciplinary team, supervision of appropriate staff and students, and clinical oversight of unit activities.
  • Conducts admission and evaluation of all patients admitted to the unit including psychiatric interviews, review of referral materials and request additional investigative data as indicated. The psychiatrist’s initial assessment includes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, mental status examination, assessment for movement disorders and formulation of the patients’ capacity to consent. The psychiatrist initiates treatment with psychotropic medicines and other available modalities in accordance with facility policy.
  • Takes appropriate steps to insure early detection of patients’ competency and readiness for discharge. Provides timely and complete reports to the court. Effectively prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications aimed at reducing psychiatric symptoms, restoration of competence and community discharge.
  • Participates in at least 50% of the department's meetings unless excused by his/her supervisor.
  • Participates in assigned additional workgroups.
  • Participates in assigned committees.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here
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