Job Description

The psychiatrist will assume medical responsibilities for all medical treatments of Saginaw Psychological Services’ clients and will work in tandem with the multi-disciplinary team. It is the responsibility of the psychologist to provide assessments of each client to determine the most effective treatment plan. The psychiatrist works in the agency’s mental health counseling center and may have a caseload of clients with varying diagnosis which none will be discriminated against.

  1. Assess and screen patients by conducting psychiatric evaluations, including interviews, medical histories, physical exams, observations, and psychological testing.
  2. Analyze data and results of assessments to diagnose patients.
  3. Prescribe and administer medications according to diagnosis.
  4. Monitor patients to determine efficacy and potential side effects of medications.
  5. Collaborate with a broader team of physicians, psychologists, and nurses to assess and adjust treatment plans.
  6. Coordinate and communicate with case managers and other stakeholders about treatment and care.
  7. Participates in staff conferences and recommends appropriate treatment approaches.
  8. Confers with patients’ relatives regarding illness and treatment.
  9. Assists through consultation in establishing psychiatric programs and policies.
  10. Keeps medical records and prepares psychiatric reports.
  11. Testifies in judicial proceedings on matters concerning petitions and affidavits.
  12. Engages and develops trusting relationships to enhance successful mental health/substance abuse outcomes using educational, behavioral, and motivational interventions.
  13. Accurately chart observations on assigned clients using correct charting format and terminology.
  14. Assists in coordinating individual treatment planning including aftercare and recovery support services for each client actively involved in mental health/SUD treatment.
  15. Assists each client receiving mental health/SUD treatment in becoming involved with self-help support groups and developing and maintaining social support networks.
  16. Give appropriate feedback regarding the condition of clients to your supervisor.
  17. Reliable in carrying out assignments conscientiously.
  18. Document progress notes, treatment plans, assessments, evaluations and all other required paperwork in a timely fashion according to policy and procedure.
  19. Maintain your credentials and required trainings to satisfy your licensure and/or insurance.
  20. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Develop a treatment plan, measure progress against the plan, and make adjustments as needed.
  2. Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  3. Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Reliable transportation is required. Local travel throughout service area is required with possible occasional travel between SPSI locations. Some out of service area travel may also be required. Reimbursement in accordance with SPSI policy.
  1. Self-motivated and the ability to handle unforeseen problems. Does not wait to be told what to do, can work independently.
  2. Aptitude in resolving issues and conflicts.
  3. Excellent knowledge and familiarity with current DSM V criteria.
  4. Familiar with using electronic health record, Microsoft, excel, and other applications.


  1. Must possess effective communication skills and act as a representative of SPSI and adhering to its mission, vision, and values. This includes external representation of local agencies.
  2. Speak to clients in a respectful and calming manner, even if clients are agitated. Identify and resolve client conflicts/dissatisfaction issues as needed.
  3. Engages and develops trusting relationships with clients to enhance successful mental health/substance use outcomes.
  4. Continually strives for effective relationships with staff, clients and management.
  5. Expect self and co-workers to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics.
  6. Work as a team member to improve the various services offered by the agency, sharing information about cutting edge practices or identifying gaps and needs in service.
  • A minimum of two years’ post experience in psychiatry setting required. Familiar with assessments, treatment plans, crisis interventions DSM-V and CBT and/or other treatment modalities.
  • Must possess a medical degree from an accredited medical school and at least two years competition of approved psychiatric residency.
License and/or Certificate
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Current MD license in the state of Michigan, current DEA registration and current/valid board certification in psychiatry

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