PSYCHIATRIST ADULT ADDICTIONS in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 8/7/2019

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Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. Eskenazi Health Midtown offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.



Midtown Mental Health at Eskenazi Health 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 Midtown Mental Health and Eskenazi Health. Additional aspects may include research activities, contributing to the education of a variety of learners, and participating in administrative roles.



  • 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 Midtown Community Mental Health Center, the Chief of Psychiatric Services, and the CMO and CEO of Eskenazi Health
  • Maintains service level as outlined by the Midtown 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




  • Leadership Activities
  • Participates in Medical Staff Meetings, ongoing administrative meetings, and clinical/team meetings to support achieving the goals of the organization
  • Maintains a flexible schedule as necessary to meet the needs of patients, staff, and the organization
  • Upholds the mission and values of Midtown Mental Health Center and Eskenazi Health
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the Medical Staff By-Laws, Midtown’s Policies and Procedures, and the Eskenazi Health Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Administrative and Review Activities
  • Participates in the development, the implementation, and the evaluation of standards of care; of policies and procedures; and methods of patient care and service provision
  • Participates in the performance review of coworkers as appropriate
  • Notifies Midtown Administration, and Legal Services as appropriate, of unexpected outcomes and potential complications surrounding patient care
  • Educational Activities
  • Provides formal and informal clinical supervision and professional development to students, residents, advanced practice providers (APPs), and all staff members; this may involve role modeling, informal discussions, formal presentations, collaborative agreements, case reviews, direct regular clinical supervision, and/or collaborative agreements with APPs
  • Participates in live and/or online educational activities necessary to maintain privileging and as determined necessary
  • Scholarly Activities
  • May design and implement research studies in area of expertise, coordinating and certifying with all required regulatory bodies including the Midtown Research Oversight Committee
  • May present clinical information and research findings at local, regional, and national meetings
  • May publish educational material, journal articles, books, and other print or online material to enhance clinical care and services
  • May participate in professional organizations, community service activities, and affiliate with the IUSOM Department of Psychiatry




  • 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 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



  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality
  • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations




  • Employee may work independently under the general direction of their leader



  • Patients, clinical staff



  • Ongoing CME activity necessary to maintain privileging, board certification and maintenance, and subspecialty status



  • Outpatient clinic/office
  • Psychiatric Triage/Emergency Room
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
  • Medical ward consultation
  • Possible requirement for remote work settings

Eskenazi Health Midtown's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.


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