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Attending Psychiatrist

Job Code:  205856
Facility: Westwood Lodge Hospital & Lowell Treatment Center
Location: WESTWOOD, MA US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Doctorate 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Physician, Patient Admissions, Pediatrics
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Westwood Lodge Hospital and Lowell Treatment Center are comprehensive full service behavioral health facilities that provide a wide range of inpatient and partial hospitalization programs and services in a private community setting. Our facilities provide a safe, therapeutic environment for Children, Adolescents, Adult and Adult Dual Diagnosis patients and their families. We are currently seeking an Attending Psychiatrist to function as a part of our multidisciplinary treatment team.

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for daily contact with the Nurse Manager and Case Managers to accomplish effective treatment coordination and discharge planning. Ensures daily visits to all assigned inpatient and partial hospital patients as assigned.

Clinical Competence: Demonstrates clinical competence in the assessment, formulation, psychopharmacology, management and disposition of adults, adolescents, children, developmentally disabled, addictions/dual diagnosis. Demonstrates positive therapeutic connection with patients and their families as indicated by staff evaluation and patient satisfaction report. Demonstrates leadership in the multidisciplinary treatment planning process.

Documentation of Quality Care: Meets Medial Staff standards as required regarding adherence to prescribing protocols, adherence to formulary management protocols, peer review and other Medical Staff Quality indicators. Ensures timeliness of medical records by meeting current medical record standards for discharge summaries and signatures. Consistently documents problem-specific progress notes according to required format, and timely updates of the treatment plan. Justifies all orders in the progress notes. Attends Medical Executive staff meetings. Participates on one other Medical Staff Committee. Monitors medical problems, lab results and consultation information with appropriate documentation in the medical record. Ensures quality of medical records through documentation of assessments and discharge summaries. Participates in performance improvement efforts. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of proactive utilization management.

Accessibility/Availability: Available on site at the hospital during all agreed-upon hours. Informs Medical Director of all vacations and sick time in a timely manner. Available by telephone within reason, when not on vacation or sick, to discuss issues concerning medical care of assigned patients. Available as required for weekend telephone back up. Adheres to standards of professional conduct.


Education: Board Certified Psychiatrist. Current CPR Certification

Technical Skills: Ability to communicate effectively through spoken word and in writing.

Age and Disability: Must have experience and sensitivity to supervise care for patients in all age groups and with all disabilities within the hospital’s scope of operation.

Other: The psychiatrist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served and that he/she is assigned. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.

APPLICANTS: Please complete online application via provided link or proceed to: > Westwood Lodge > Job Opportunities.


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