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Tri-County Mental Health Services Child Psychiatrist in Kansas City, Missouri

Child Psychiatrist


Title: Child Psychiatrist

ID: 4541

Department: Psychiatric Services

Salary Range: N/A

Employment Status: Full-time



Responsible for providing diagnostic evaluations and conducting medication clinics, meeting the standards of the professional


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Completes initial psychiatric assessments with 5 axis diagnoses in accordance with agency timelines.

• Completes medical records and other documentation in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with policy and procedure.

• Reviews diagnosis, evaluation and treatment plans in collaboration with clients and/or interdisciplinary staff as appropriate.

• Prescribes medications and monitors client’s biological and psychological response. When appropriate, meets with client’s significant other(s), providing education about prescribed medications.

• Maintains knowledge of agency technology programs and/or systems needed to do the job and uses them effectively.

• Provides crisis intervention and evaluation when needed.

• Conducts offsite medication clinics in service area.

• Works with other clinical staff to ensure necessary and appropriate resource linkage.

• Works in cooperative and problem-solving manner with other TCMHS departments and community agencies.

• Represents agency in cooperative, positive manner, identifying and reporting any concerns regarding improvement of the service delivery system.

• Actively contributes to the functioning of the treatment team, informing members of issues impacting care in a succinct and timely manner.

• Consistently meets billable expectations.

• Other duties and/or responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.



• MD

• MO License

• CPR/BLS – Adult / Infant certification required

• Annual TB Screening required

• Board Certification preferred

• Active driver’s license and state-mandated vehicle insurance.

Required Knowledge:

• Extensive knowledge of diagnoses and medication services for early childhood through age 18.

Experience Required:

• 3 – 5 years prior experience, preferably in Community Mental Health.


• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Ability to utilize technology related to position.

• Ability to drive to community locations or meetings as needed.