State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Class Series Concept
As staff psychiatrist in a mental hospital, administers psychiatric treatment of mentally ill patients.
Reviews treatment plans, clerical records, diagnoses, and patient-release proposals for quality and adherence to institution policy;
Conducts or participates in meetings on clinical and administrative policy, research programs, and treatment techniques;
Examines and evaluates patients for admission or discharge;
Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for mentally ill patients;
Prepares reports and correspondence on treatment programs, hospital policy, and patient progress;
May supervise lower level staff.
Valid license to practice medicine and surgery in State of Washington.
Eligibility for certification by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Class Specification History
New class replaces 51320 Psychiatrist 2; effective June 1, 2005.
Revised job class title, formerly Psychiatrist 4; adopted November 12, 2015, effective November 13, 2015.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.