SRMC Psychiatrist
Southeastern Regional Medical Center-Main location - Lumberton, NC

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  • POSITION SUMMARY : The primary function of the psychiatrist is to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, to those patients with mental illnesses. The psychiatrist works as a part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of other psychiatrists, MLP’s, nursing and other disciplines to provide holistic or comprehensive medical and counseling services to patients. The psychiatrist: (1) develops comprehensive plans of care. (2) Examines patients to obtain information about their psychiatric and physical condition. (3) Instructs and counsels patients to obtain prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. (4) Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. (5) Makes psychiatric and medical diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of consumers. (6) Obtains, complies and records patient psychiatric and medical data. (7) Prescribes therapy or medication


    Education and Forma Training: Psychiatrists must hold medical licenses from the state of North Carolina as a graduate with a M.D. degree (Doctor of Medicine) or D.O. degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and must be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), with a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate.

    ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS : Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to understand, communicate and react effectively and appropriately to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Human interaction skills that include the ability to withstand stressful situations as may be related to receiving patient and their families for treatment in a hospital. The possession of good interpersonal skills and good verbal, written, and electronic communications skills is necessary. It is required that good skills in meeting and greeting the public be present and practiced in a professional and business-like manner. Good interrelationships with all medical staff employees, physician colleagues, insurance companies, and other departments are a must.