Physician / Psychiatry / New Mexico / Permanent /
Company: Kurz Solutions
Posted on: August 4, 2022
On The Trail of the Ancients...
The Community " Navajo Nation, Shiprock, NM
Witness the sculpted horizons of the southwest, where man-made
boundaries mean nothing to the rugged lands. Here the past is the
present where Hopi families still carry water to pueblo villages
perched atop high mesas. Granaries at Keet Seel ruins in Navajo
National Monument hold corn cobs stored seven centuries ago. Navajo
families farm centuries-old field in Canyon de Chelly National
Monument, site of prehistoric cliff dwelling inhabited by the
Anasazi, ancestors of today's Pueblo Tribes. And Hopi and Navajo
artisans still sell their trademark rugs and jewelry at the Hubble
The Facility " Northern Navajo Medical Center
The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico is
located in the Four Corners area of the United States where New
Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet. Northern Navajo Medical
Center is one of five facilities located within the Shiprock
Service Unit. The Shiprock Service Unit is the largest service unit
of the Navajo Nation.
Approximately 80,837 Native Americans (mostly Navajo) are enrolled
at Northern Navajo Medical Center. The inpatient load is 29 per day
and the outpatient volume averages 600 per day.
A variety of services are available including internal medicine,
family practice, urgent and emergency care, pediatrics, general
surgery, women's health, mental health, respiratory therapy,
outpatient rehabilitation services, pharmacy, optometry, dental,
public health nursing, social services, health promotion/disease
prevention, radiology, laboratory and benefits coordination.
Northern Navajo Medical Center employs 860 full-time employees. The
medical staff consists of 75 physicians and 24 mid-level
The Psychiatrist shall provide a high standard of clinical practice
and clinical expertise contributing to the provision of efficient
and effective Psychiatric clinical services to the Indian
community, as served by the Shiprock Behavioral Health Unit.
Psychiatric services shall include comprehensive care for patients
with a variety of mental health conditions including, but not
limited to: patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders,
psychotic disorders, substance abuse and those who have a dual
- Contractor shall provide service in the Outpatient Mental
Health department in the delivery of patient care. Service shall be
inspected, reviewed and monitored by the Clinical Director or her
designer, or via telemedicine.
- Shall evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with a variety of
mental health symptoms and diagnosis. They will be able to
diagnosis applicable conditions as presented in the DSM-V for
patients in our Shiprock Unit. After diagnosis, they shall be able
to offer appropriate psychiatric interventions consisting of
psychopharmacology, therapy services, or both. The Psychiatrist
will be primarily performing these duties in the outpatient
Behavioral Health Clinic. Occasionally, they may be required to
participate in consultation services for our inpatient medical
- Maintains a high standard of professional care in accordance
with statutory and regulatory requirements and agency
- Assumes clinical responsibility for established patients with
- Consults with patients on conditions including mood disorders,
anxiety disorders, primary psychotic disorders and other applicable
diagnoses as directed by the DSM V.
- Conducts outpatient clinics, consultations, and other duties
using the clinic day schedule efficiently and effectively.
- Help coordinate care within the Behavioral Health clinic in
regards to patients also receiving therapy and social work
- Promptly assesses and advises on patients referred for a
Psychiatric opinion; provides and/or supervises clinical care
including the assessment, investigation, treatment, and appropriate
referral of patients who present to the service unit.
- The Psychiatrist shall provide patients with a full explanation
of all procedures and treatments.
- The Psychiatrist shall be involved in health promotion and
disease prevention activities and in advising patients with mental
health conditions, physicians, nurses, other providers, and
community members about the advantages of healthy lifestyles and
specific measures that may prevent recurrences of ill health.
- The Psychiatrist shall demonstrate evidence of self-education
activities to acquire new skills, procedures, or qualifications
which contribute positively toward the quality of service provided
and achievement of obligations. They must complete and provide
documentation of competed CMEs, as required by the state licensure
and deemed necessary by the American Board of Psychiatry and
- Psychiatrist shall participate in service unit quality
assurance and peer review activities.
- Psychiatrist shall gain an understanding of the service unit
health and safety requirements.
- The Psychiatrist shall treat patients with respect and show
consideration for their personal privacy, maintenance of dignity
and independence, social and cultural needs, and religious values
and beliefs. The Psychiatrist shall maintain a partnership with
patients and practice in the context of family and
- Shall be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a government
- License " The physician(s) assigned to perform the services
covered by this shall have a current license to practice medicine
in any State, Territory, or Common
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