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Psychiatrist / Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

DGL-Medical, 615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America Req #478
Monday, November 25, 2019
About Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a national 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.

Nature & Scope:

  • Responsible for providing primary psychiatric care, case management and some medical functions in the behavioral healthcare setting, consistent with the facility’s policies and procedures and with the Medical/Professional Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations.

  • Provides assessments, treatments and case management to patients and families.

  • Is a resource person to healthcare professionals concerning psycho-social problems, community resources.

  • Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in QI activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide all aspects of patient psychiatric healthcare, including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and consultations of psychiatric and eating disorder conditions.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reviews patient records prior to admission and determines appropriateness for admission to facility.


Experience / Education:

Viable candidates can hold any of the following degree/certification:

  • MD/DO- Physician- MD/DO- BE/BC

  • Psych. NP- NP Certification through National Accrediting Organization-Required

  • Psych. PA- PA Certification through National Accrediting Organization-Required

Two (2) or more years of previous independent practice, with an emphasis in hospital, complex medical condition, and/or in-patient psychiatric settings.

Specific skills: 

  • Strong knowledge of EMR systems and strong computer skills, including; Microsoft Suite and Outlook.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates competency and sensitivity in the area of multi-cultural, racial, religious/spiritual, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues.

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is professional, neat, and clean.

  • Evaluates own performance and sees opportunity for growth.

  • Reports to work on-time and as scheduled.

  • Wears identification while on duty.

  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Complies with all organizational policies.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

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, 615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America