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Psychiatric Physician Assistant

DGL-Medical, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America Req #469
Friday, May 17, 2019
About Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, we offer inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Each patient’s care is individualized, evidence-based, and delivered in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Multidisciplinary treatment teams – made up of highly dedicated physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, culinary professionals, therapists, nurses, education coordinators, administrative professionals, and skilled therapeutic assistants – aim to equip each patient and family with skills to continue recovery in the home environment.

Our Culture

We are a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure.

We expect a lot out of our employees; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be.

Join us, and help us save lives.

Repsponsibilities

Provide evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of a variety of psychiatric and common Eating Disorder medical conditions.

  • Diagnose and support the management of comorbidities and complications common to patients with eating disorders.
  • Work closely with the Utilization Review team facilitating peer-to-peer insurance reviews, determination of appropriate levels of care, arbitration of clinical appeals, etc.
  • Provide direct psychiatric services through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications.
  • Provide professional consultation to staff, participate in staff conferences, and serve on clinical committees.
  • Handle psychiatric emergencies, including mental health hold evaluations and court evaluations. Supervise and provide necessary medical services.
  • Develop and supervise the treatment plans of assigned patients. 
  • Provide a positive environment for supportive, recovery-based treatment.
  • Maintain appropriate, therapeutic boundaries with patients and families at all times
  • Liaise with families of patients.
  • Supervise and consult on medical screen reviews.
  • Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director.
  • Participate in program development with Medical Director as assigned.
  • Assist with administrative duties as assigned.
  • Participate in on call schedule rotation as required.
  • Develop and/or participate in research protocols as approved.
  • Provide medical education to family, patients, and staff, in formal groups and ongoing in formal or informal basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education 

PLEASE NOTE: Veritas recognizes the education that comes from front line experience and also values that type of education. Therefore, unless otherwise noted and required for the position, accreditation or licensure, Veritas will look at education AND years of experience and may accept an acceptable combination of education and experience inlieu of a preferred degree.

Masters Degree

  • Physician Assistant certification through appropriate national accrediting organization, required
  • Active and valid DEA license, required.
  • Current Certifications Required or ability to obtain certifications of:
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid (FA)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI Blue Card)

Appropriate State Licensure to practice independently in field, with prescriptive authority

  • Two (2) or more years of previous independent practice, with an emphasis in hospital and/or psychiatric work preferred.
  • Understanding of Eating Disorders, preferred

Specific skills
  • Strong knowledge of EMR systems; Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Suite; and other electronic platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional boundaries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with patients, families, peers and manager.
  • Follows all procedures and protocols for patient care and documentation.
  • Exercises good judgement regarding interpersonal interactions with patients, families, peers and manager at all times.
  • Completes continuing education requirements as mandated by credentialing agencies.
  • Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships.
  • Welcomes feedback; proactively offers suggestions.
  • Works independently; schedules time efficiently; thinks proactively. Embraces change
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, preferred
  • General Skills and Requirements
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing


 

At Veritas Collaborative, all full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid-Time Off and 401(k).

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • DGL-Medical, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America