Physician, Psychiatry - Addiction Medicine(60001101)

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

 Division:Eskenazi Medical Group  

Sub-Division: EMG -Employee  

Req ID:  9958 


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

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center is the oldest and largest Community Mental Health center in Indiana and offers a variety of practice opportunities and settings. The Psychiatrist engages in patient care and clinical leadership in a professional and ethical manner, consistent with the goals and objectives of Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and Eskenazi Health. Additional aspects may include research activities, contributing to the education of a variety of learners, and participating in administrative roles.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Directs clinical service activities
• Diagnoses mental illness and addictions consistent with the most recent version of the DSM
• Initiates and reviews 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
• Determines necessity of care and level of care, which includes clinical risk management evaluations
• Reviews and signs treatment plans, providing additional recommendations as necessary
• Completes necessary medical documentation in a consistent and timely manner in accordance with organizational policies and procedures
• Provides consultation
• Performs medical screenings and evaluations of patients
• Evaluates need for and orders seclusion and/or restraints
• Provides documentation and/or testimony to legal entities to initiate, maintain, or determine the course of treatment for patients
• Modifies 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
• Makes appropriate referrals to clinical services needed for psychiatric treatment that are unavailable at Midtown or Eskenazi Health, and takes action to assist in facilitating these
• Provides services at agreed upon clinics and locations; participates in overnight, weekend, and holiday call as assigned
• Maintains service provisions standards as outlined by the CEO and CMO of Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, the Chief of Psychiatric Services, and the CMO and CEO of Eskenazi Health
• Maintains service level as outlined by the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center CMO
• Collaborates with all areas of Eskenazi Health and service providers to optimize clinical outcomes
• Complies with all regulatory directives
• Participates in ongoing professional performance review discussions

Job Requirements

• Graduation from accredited medical school or school of osteopathic medicine
• Completion of residency in psychiatry, with completion of fellowship in psychiatry subspecialty as appropriate
• Ongoing CME activity necessary to maintain privileging, board certification and maintenance, and subspecialty status
• Candidate must have Board Certification or be Board Eligible with intent to achieve certification within five years of employment
• Indiana State Medical License in good standing, with associated CSR
• DEA certification; X-DEA waiver if appropriate for clinical setting
• Medicare, Medicaid, and NPI provider numbers
• Suboxone waiver

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of DSM criteria for mental illness and addiction, latest edition
• Knowledge and ability to perform diagnostic psychiatric interviews and basic physical exams, and to 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

Minimum Qualifications, Training, and Experience

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