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Psychiatrist (The Center for Health Care Services)

Company : The Center for Health Care Services
Location : San Antonio, TX


Responsible for conducting psychiatric examinations, prescribing, and monitoring of psychotropic medications, and other consumer/patient related services, and completing associated documentation. May also provide supervision of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other assigned personnel.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Conducts psychiatric examinations and reviews collateral information of assigned patients in accordance with applicable guidelines.
  • Prescribes psychotropic medications in accordance with the Center’s Prescribing Practices Policies and Procedures to treat psychiatric illness. Orders labs in accordance with recommended guidelines.
  • Documents evaluation and treatment of clients as well as lab results and other evaluations related to treatment.
  • Completes physician's certificates or other documentation for involuntary treatment in accordance with applicable laws and the Mental Health Code.
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Coordinates care with paraprofessionals and clinic staff.
  • Attends and participates in organizational meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and the successful completion of a residency approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent body.
  • Must be Board eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Completion of an accredited Psychiatric Residency Program.

Licenses or Certifications

  • Current Texas Physician's permit and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Substance Registration Certificate.

Other Requirements

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company’s auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business.
  • Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.
  • Depending on assigned unit/program, applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following may result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.


  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) preferred.
  • Board Certified
  • Work requires managing and monitoring work performance of a business unit or key work area including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, establishing broad organizational goals, and realigning work and staffing assignments for the department.


Leadership Principles

  1. Strong Multifaceted Intellect – Possesses a rich and robust mind, effectively addresses complex business issues and problems, can work on issues collaboratively and has an ability to deal with multiple variables simultaneously.
  2. Deeply Committed Change Agent – Possess a strong identification with change agency and demonstrates effective change within a business context, comfortable questioning existing business practices and organizational norms, exhibits an unease with what is current and routinely accepted.
  3. Organizational Leadership – Exhibits practiced and seasoned business and organizational leadership skills, demonstrates and lives the leadership values and behavioral principles, demonstrates interpersonal/emotional intelligence, possesses a proven track record of leading and managing groups, possesses “leadership” presence, thinks, and leads with a “ONE CENTER” mindset, works collaboratively and cross functionally with peers and their subordinate groups.
  4. Deep Business Acumen – A strong understanding of mental health and substance treatment and care. Understands and appreciates the value and function of strong business practices, demonstrates a strong and unusual capability to quickly learn and master what is unfamiliar and new concerning behavioral health care, values change and innovation and the importance of our success.
  5. Values and Understands – The importance of external groups and stakeholders to the behavioral health business and our position to individuals not familiar with behavioral health.
  6. Well-Rounded Communicator – Possesses effective and well-developed communication skills, demonstrates a seasoned and artful comfort with the spoken word and can effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and with people of different backgrounds and interests, practices effective/active listening, “hears” the questions being asked, both expressed and unexpressed.
  7. Emotionally Tough and Resilient – Possesses healthy and effective levels of emotional toughness, personal resilience, and self-confidence as well as appropriate levels of personal flexibility and adaptability, works within a high demand environment without “personalizing” critical comments or criticism, knows where and how he/she can add value.
Knowledge of:
  • Current DSM criteria
  • Mental health practices
  • Community resources and services
  • Pharmacology
  • Applicable software applications
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment

Skill in:

  • Counseling
  • Active listening
  • Care coordination
  • Organization and time management
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios.

Ability to:

  • Educate clients about disease(s) and treatment.
  • Develop and analyze policies.
  • Ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies.
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.


  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping, and getting on and off the floor without assistance.
  • Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs, and torso in various care.

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