Psychiatric Consultant Role and Job Description

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The psychiatric consultant supports the prescribing medical provider and behavioral health care manager in treating patients with behavioral health problems. He/she will typically consult with the behavioral health care manager on a weekly basis to review the treatment plan and provide treatment suggestions for patients who are new or not improving as expected. The resource below includes a PDF of a comprehensive description of the duties, responsibilites, resource requirements and typical workload of a psychiatric consultant.