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Palliative Care Psychiatrist

Company: HCPro, Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry at the UC San Diego School of Medicine is committed to academic and clinical excellence and diversity within our faculty, staff, and trainees. The Palliative Care Program at UC San Diego Health in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry (http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu) is currently seeking a palliative care psychiatrist to join UC San Diego's Palliative Care Program who is experienced in the psychiatric treatment of individuals with serious, advanced, and often life limiting disease.

The psychiatrist will participate in high intensity, often crisis, situations to rapidly assess and relieve the patient's suffering. With impeccable assessment and reassessment, the psychiatrist will be skilled in utilizing rapid treatments for hyperactive delirium (often with agitation), depression, and anxiety to quickly provide palliation to patients and their families in a time of great stress. Managing symptoms at the end of life will also be part of the responsibility of the psychiatrist. These may include symptoms of terminal delirium, anxiety and panic associated with dyspnea, and grief. U

Palliative Care Psychiatrist

UC San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

3 hours ago

Description

The Department of Psychiatry at the UC San Diego School of Medicine is committed to academic and clinical excellence and diversity within our faculty, staff, and trainees. The Palliative Care Program at UC San Diego Health in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry (http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu) is currently seeking a palliative care psychiatrist to join UC San Diego's Palliative Care Program who is experienced in the psychiatric treatment of individuals with serious, advanced, and often life limiting disease.

The psychiatrist will participate in high intensity, often crisis, situations to rapidly assess and relieve the patient's suffering. With impeccable assessment and reassessment, the psychiatrist will be skilled in utilizing rapid treatments for hyperactive delirium (often with agitation), depression, and anxiety to quickly provide palliation to patients and their families in a time of great stress. Managing symptoms at the end of life will also be part of the responsibility of the psychiatrist. These may include symptoms of terminal delirium, anxiety and panic associated with dyspnea, and grief.

Requirements

Applicants must be licensed in California. The ideal applicant will have experience in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in patients with serious medical illness, have extensive experience in consultation liaison psychiatry and palliative care. Fellowship training in palliative medicine and/or consultation liaison psychiatry, and/or extensive practice in these areas, is preferred.

The psychiatrist will be expert in responding to consultations for delirium, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, challenging personality traits or disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and helping to manage pain, nausea, and dyspnea that is not responding as expected to typical interventions.

The psychiatrist must be comfortable in working with a variety of other members of the patient's care team. These may include referring physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, chaplains, rehabilitation specialists, a variety of trainees from different programs, as well as the patient's family.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record in clinical care, teaching and collaborating across disciplines.

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our strong commitment to the twin goals of achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to maintain the highest standards of clinical care, teaching, and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity.

Job Information

* Job ID: 54664754

* Location:

San Diego, California, United States

* Position Title: Palliative Care Psychiatrist

* Company Name: UC San Diego

* Job Function: Clinical Position

* Job Type: Full-Time

* Job Duration: Indefinite

* Min Education: MD

* Min Experience: 0-1 Year

* Required Travel: 0-10% Applicants must be licensed in California. The ideal applicant will have experience in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in patients with serious medical illness, have extensive experience in consultation liaison psychiatry and palliative care. Fellowship training in palliative medicine and/or consultation liaison psychiatry, and/or extensive practice in these areas, is preferred.

The psychiatrist will be expert in responding to consultations for delirium, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, challenging personality traits or disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and helping to manage pain, nausea, and dyspnea that is not responding as expected to typical interventions.

The psychiatrist must be comfortable in working with a variety of other members of the patient's care team. These may include referring physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, chaplains, rehabilitation specialists, a variety of trainees from different programs, as well as the patient's family.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record in clinical care, teaching and collaborating across disciplines.

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our strong commitment to the twin goals of achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to maintain the highest standards of clinical care, teaching, and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity.

Keywords: HCPro, Inc., San Diego , Palliative Care Psychiatrist, Other , San Diego, California

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