The Behavioral Health Division (BHD) in Milwaukee County provides care and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities through both County operated programs and contracts with community agencies. Services include intensive short-term treatment through our crisis services and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Wraparound Milwaukee is a unique system of care for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and their families. It utilizes a WRAPAROUND philosophy and approach which focus on strength-based, individualized care. Combined with a unique organizational structure, Wraparound Milwaukee delivers a comprehensive and flexible array of services to youth and their families. Wraparound Milwaukee has been in existence since 1995.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Medical Director the Child Psychiatrist position provides psychiatric medical care to children and adolescents within the BHD Acute Child and Adolescent Inpatient Service and Wraparound Outpatient Clinic. Functions as the attending MD/DO and team treatment director for inpatient and outpatient services.
Evaluates Patients for Admission and Discharge. Provides observation, assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment and planning for 6 – 12 inpatients in collaboration with other attending’s; provides outpatient clinic services; provides medication management; may conduct and supervise psychotherapy.
Psychiatric Management/Treatment Direction. Directs patient care; develops treatment plans considering contributions of other professional disciplines; integrates service goals, objectives and outcomes; consults with outside physicians, ancillary professionals, agencies, family/guardians and other interested individuals.
Assessments/Referrals/Consultation. Consults with family/general practitioners and/or nurse practitioners to ensure physical care needs are addressed and makes appropriate referrals and aftercare recommendations, as needed; provides seclusion/restraint assessments and suicide/homicide assessments.
Documentation, Risk and Legal Assessments. Maintains medical record documentation in conformance with hospital policy, CMS, State and billing requirements; keeps abreast of WI mental health laws; clears or places legal holds on patients; routinely prepares for and testifies at patient commitment/detention hearings.
Teaching/Collaboration. Provides teaching, training and supervision of medical students, residents, fellows and/or advanced practice clinical students, as assigned; may be assigned to mentor junior staff.
Medical Staff Governance and Professional Practice Review. Maintains a working knowledge of all critical medical staff and hospital policies; participates in professional review activities; participates and serves on or chairs medical staff committees; may be asked to serve on hospital committees.
Program Development. Confers and works with staff on matters regarding proper and efficient operation of the clinical facility and program; takes an active role in the development of policies and standards for patient care.
Professional Development. May conduct or participate in research activities; updates professional knowledge on a continuing basis; may be asked to prepare and present professional reports, from time to time.
Performs other duties related to patient care and professional activities, as assigned.
- Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy (MD or DO).
- Completion of five (5) years of ACGME Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry training (applicants within their final three (3) months of training may be considered, proof pending of training completion by appointing authority).
- Wisconsin Medical License.
- Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) eligible in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the time of initial appointment and Certification will be required and must be obtained within time requirements recognized by the Psychiatry Board post-residency/child fellowship, unless requirement is waived on recommendation of the CMO.
- ABPN Certification in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry shall me maintained, at all times, after date of initial certification or date by which applicant is required to obtain certification.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, literature, and new developments in the field of psychiatry including psycho-pharmacology; ability to conduct and supervise psychotherapy; ability to assume major responsibility in an child psychiatric service; ability to create and maintain harmonious relationships with the staff, patients, relatives/guardians of patients, and/or agencies; Advanced knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR) system usage preferred but training will be provided; basic knowledge of all related computer and software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets; must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 20lbs on a regular basis.
Please note: As an express condition of employment, practitioner shall apply for, obtain and maintain membership and privileges through the Medical Staff Organization of MCBHD. Practitioner must meet membership eligibility requirements and receive an affirmative recommendation for all clinical privileges as may be necessary for practitioner's hospital practice. Practitioner must further meet Medicare/Medicaid enrollment eligibility. These eligibilities must be established prior to employment start date and maintained throughout employment.
Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector.
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.