Psychiatric Prescriber

Application Deadline: 2024-07-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The purpose of the Psychiatric Prescriber is to provide psychiatric treatment, medication, and oversight to consumers of Sauk County Department of Human Services.

*This position is for an independent contractor.
*Compensation is bi-weekly – no fringe benefits.
*Send all applications/resumes to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Act as a licensed practicing psychiatric prescriber, providing psychiatric services including psychiatric evaluations.

• Use critical thinking and medical expertise to assess and evaluate consumers for further psychiatric intervention, or a higher level of care, whether it be for physical, mental health, substance use, or other needs.

• Perform standards of practice for medication psychiatric providers, which includes the delivery of ethical medication prescribing abiding by all federal laws, rules, and regulations. Meet all Department standards for quality care and services.

• Complete medication orders using electronic prescribing, conduct personal quality assurance checks, complete medication consent forms, give directions to and educate pharmacies, clinical staff, and consumers, and verify, and implement orders from other health care professionals.

• Order labs and review lab results with support of psychiatric nursing staff.

• Complete documentation within the electronic health record, as specified by applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations. Review and document interfacing with Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Wi/ePDMP).

• Provide consultation, collaboration, and education with internal providers and programs, external clinics and providers, physicians, and other disciplines in the community.

• Complete and sign insurance paperwork, disability paperwork, accommodation requests, and other documentation as requested by consumers or providers.

• Provide consumers with psychiatric psychoeducation regarding risk and benefits of medications, adverse reactions, food/medication interactions, symptom management, medication compliance, health conditions and wellness activities.

• Comply with all pertinent federal and state statues, rules, regulations, and county ordinances related to data and information systems compliance and confidentiality of information, including all federal regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

• Understand and abide by all administrative policies, procedures, and directives of the Department, and comply with and adhere to the clinical policies, procedures and directives of the Department.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
1. Participate in ongoing professional training, development, and clinical supervision to maintain professional licensure and board certification.
2. Maintain personal professional liability insurance and general liability insurance in the amount of 1,000,000.00 dollars single limit and $300,000,000.00 dollars annual aggregate coverage.
3. Complete a caregiver background check including the Background Information Disclosure (BID) form and provide results prior to expiration (printed) to the Department.
4. Provide back-up nursing support and completion of vitals
5. Provide supervision to psychiatric interns
6. And other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Maintain all relevant licenses and certifications
• Psychotropic medication prescribing and possible side effects
• Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria, in order to define consequences and to consider and select alternatives. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and information. Ability to assemble, copy, record and transcribe data. Ability to classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data
• Ability to counsel, treat and mediate, which may include providing first line supervision. Ability to persuade and convince others. Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations
• Ability to utilize advisory data and information such as: client records, program forms and reports, tax forms, Social Security documents, leases, insurance forms, progress notes, recovery plans, representative payee forms, guardianship reports, referral documents, evaluations and assessments, Wisconsin Statutes Chapters 51, 75, 36, and 48, Physicians’ Desk Reference, client medical charts, proactive behavior management techniques, screening and testing measurement guides, case plans, school records, medical reports, psychological evaluations, activity logs, family assessments, laws, and routine and non-routine correspondence
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with department personnel, medical service providers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, probation and parole personnel, community based residential facility personnel, adult family home staff, Department of Health Services personnel, advocacy groups, Department of Transportation personnel, employers, utility company representatives, landlords, business owners, educators, school personnel, caregivers, consultants, civic groups, the general public, therapists, support groups, consumers, and consumers’ collateral contacts and families
• Ability to use functional reasoning development in performing functions within influence systems such as associated with supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling
• Ability to apply situational reasoning ability by exercising judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory or judgmental criteria
• Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating a motor vehicle, telephone, computer keyboard, dictation machine, adaptive aids, and augmented communication devices
• Exert effort in moderate to light work, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, and standing for long periods of time
• Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients

Required Licenses/Certifications:
Licensed in Wisconsin as a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Prescriber, or Psychiatric Physician’s Assistant

Experience with providing outpatient psychiatry services in a clinic setting
Knowledge of Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Knowledge of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria
Knowledge and experience of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Deadline Note: