Physician, Psychiatry(60001100)

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

 Division:Eskenazi Medical Group  

Sub-Division: EMG -Employee  

Req ID:  9960 


Schedule: Any 

Shift: Any 


EMG is affiliated with Eskenazi Health and employs physician and advanced practice providers who support the Eskenazi Health system. A multi-specialty provider group, it strives to be a leading primary care provider serving all patients regardless of ability to pay or condition of health while advancing medicine through teaching and research.

Eskenazi Health is one of American's largest safety net health systems with more than 1 million outpatient visits each year. Partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana. In addition to the 327-bed hospital located on its downtown Indianapolis campus, Eskenazi Health provides services at 10 federally qualified health care centers and multiple mental health sites and residential facilities located throughout Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been highlighted as one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years.

Indianapolis offers affordable housing, excellent schools and a wealth of entertainment options, including a variety of amateur and professional sports teams, dynamic museums, live theater productions, symphony and opera concerts, a wide variety of shopping options and restaurants, and numerous outdoor festivals, as well as the famous Indy 500 race each May.

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Job Role Summary

An Eskenazi Health Center Psychiatrist engages in patient care and clinical leadership in professional ethical manners consistent with the goals and objective of Eskenazi Health Centers, Eskenazi Health and Eskenazi Medical Group. Additional aspects may include research activities, contributing to the education of a variety of learners and participating in administrative roles.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

1.    Directs clinical service activities
a.    Diagnose mental illness/addictions consistent with the most recent version of the DSM
b.    Initiate and review the efficacy of ongoing treatment of patients, including medication, psychotherapies, laboratory monitoring, and treatment plans in accordance with organizational, state, and national standards of care.
c.    Determine necessity of care and level of care, which includes clinical risk management evaluations.
d.    Review and sign treatment plans, providing additional recommendations as necessary.
e.    Complete necessary medical documentation in consistent and timely manner in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
f.    Provide consultation.
g.    Perform medical screening and evaluations of patients.
h.    Evaluate need for and order seclusion and/or restraints.
i.    Provide documentation and/or testimony to legal entities to initiate, maintain, or determine the course of treatment for patients. 
j.    Modify treatment to ensure adequate care appropriate to the age and gender of patients, their cultural background, and other pertinent personal circumstances that may affect patient care.
k.    Make appropriate referrals to clinical services needed for psychiatric treatment that are unavailable at Eskenazi Health Center or Eskenazi Health, and take action to assist in facilitating these.
2.    Provides services at agreed upon clinic and location(s) and participates in overnight, weekend, and holiday call as assigned.
3.    Maintains service provisions standards as outlined by the CEO of Eskenazi Health Centers, the Chief of Psychiatric Services, and Chief Medical Officer of Eskenazi Health Centers.
4.    Collaborates with all areas of Eskenazi Health and service providers to optimize clinical outcomes.
5.    Complies with all regulatory directives.
6.    Participates in ongoing professional performance review discussions.

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Committed to EMG’s mission and values.
•    Demonstrates a philosophy of collaboration and teamwork; an appreciation of the importance of the clinical team, and what nursing, patient care departments and operations brings to the patient care endeavor, and the strength of that clinical partnership.
•    The ability to understand and mediate the concerns of others.
•    Is adaptable and promotes the concepts of people working together versus individual performance.
•    Demonstrates commitment to the underserved.
•    Ability to assess system and patients’ needs and function autonomously to develop and implement programs to improve patient care.
•    Demonstrates leadership abilities by serving as a mentor to influence patient outcomes.
•    Ability to review/critique pertinent research literature related to specialty areas and promotes evidence based practices to improve patient care.
•    Demonstrates excellent communication skills related to team development, group process, conflict management and negotiations.

Minimum Qualifications, Training, and Experience

1.    Graduation from accredited medical school 
2.    Completion of residency in psychiatry, with completion of fellowship in psychiatry subspecialty as appropriate
3.    Ongoing CME activity necessary to maintain privileging, board certification and maintenance, and subspecialty status
4.    Knowledge base:
•    Knowledge of DSM criteria for mental illness/addiction, latest edition
•    Knowledge and ability to perform diagnostic psychiatric interviews, basic physical exams, order and interpret relevant laboratory finding
•    Knowledge of risk assessments and legal procedures such as emergency detentions, commitments, Duty to Warn, and notifications of CPS/APS when indicated
•    Knowledge of detoxification protocols and medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders
•    Knowledge of clinical care boundaries, as well as therapeutic and legal issues related to clinical discharge from care
•    Knowledge of principles of individual, group, couples and family therapy
•    Knowledge and ability to perform billing procedures
•    Knowledge of HIPPA guidelines and their implementation
•    Knowledge of computer skills including the use of email, Microsoft Word and Excel, internet use, and use of electronic medical records including e-prescribing
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5.    Must be able to meet and maintain current Eskenazi Health credentialing and privileging requirements.
6.    Indiana State Medical License in good standing, with associated CSR
7.    DEA certification; X-DEA waiver if appropriate for clinical setting
8.    Medicare, Medicaid, and NPI provider numbers

Eskenazi Health has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2018 list of "150 Great Places to Work In Health Care."  This is the 3rd year in a row now that EH has received this honor. 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis