Psychiatrist-Rocky River, OH

Vertava Health Rocky River, OH


Reports to: Outpatient Director 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

ABOUT VERTAVA HEALTH: Vertava Health is a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders, providing a full continuum of services based on the individuals' varying needs at different times in their health and recovery journey. We apply evidence-based treatment modalities at every level of care and embed digital health tools to enhance and amplify clinical outcomes. With a growing list of Joint Commission accredited inpatient and outpatient locations across the country, a virtual care platform and a national network of healthcare providers, Vertava Health pioneers care that empowers people so that they can live out their best future. 

In order to make this possible, we need an exceptional Psychiatrist who can meet the requirements below.  Think you have what it takes to help us change lives all over the country?  

Job Summary: 

As a Psychiatrist at Vertava Health, you will oversee one or more Psychiatric Nurses Practitioners to provide compassionate, evidenced-based psychiatric care to adult patients with substance use disorders. You will contribute to the development of protocols and practices to ensure alignment with current best practices, as well as legal, ethical, and regulatory standards. You should endorse Medication Assisted Treatment as an important treatment option for appropriate candidates. 

You and/or your team will meet with every patient to complete a psychiatric evaluation and conduct follow-up consultations as needed. You will prescribe and manage psychotropic medications for those patients who need them. You will work closely with the medical director as well as a multidisciplinary treatment of therapists, medical providers, nurses, and case managers.  

Your team will assess and treat mental health issues across our continuum of care to help patients safely stabilize and build a strong foundation for long-term recovery from addiction. The ideal candidate has broad direct care experience, and knowledge of addiction treatment. You should be efficient, flexible, and eager to embrace a team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.  

Priority responsibilities include: 


  • Develop and supervise one or more psychiatric Nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) 

  • Maintain and adjust a staffing schedule that addresses fluctuations in census 

  • Review and co-sign any documentation requiring oversight 

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory standards 

  • Provide opportunities for professional growth and development 

  • Foster a culture of collaboration, communication, positive energy, and compassionate support for patients, peers, and oneself 

Admissions and Assessments 

  • Evaluate potential admissions flagged as needing psychiatric approval 

  • Prioritize patients with identified safety risk to assess danger to self or others 

  • Conduct a psychiatric evaluation of all admitted patients within established time frame 

  • Reconcile current psychiatric medications and determine which orders to continue, modify, or stop (often in consultation with patient’s outside provider) 

Patient Care 

  • Assess and diagnose mental health disorders 

  • Provide psychotherapy as appropriate 

  • Recommend strategies to manage acute or chronic mental health issues 

  • Prescribe psychotropic medications and provide patient education related to intended effects, possible side effects, and anticipated duration of use 

  • Offer guidance in the resolution of acute mental health or behavioral crises 


  • Meticulously document assessments and observations, interventions and response, and progress towards goals 

  • Create progress notes for each visit and consultation  

  • Enter medication and action orders within the eMAR / ePrescribing platform 

  • Communicate verbal orders clearly to RNs, ensure orders are read back, and sign orders within 24-hours after checking for accuracy 

  • Review results of Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) search  

Collaborate with multiple departments, teams and stakeholders, including: 

  • Psychiatrist, Medical Director, and NP/PA colleagues 

  • Nursing Department 

  • Treatment teams  

  • Campus- and Senior-Leadership Teams 

  • Business development teams 

  • Pharmacies 

  • Patient families 

  • Local hospitals and healthcare providers 

  • Utilization review team and insurance companies  

  • Professional organizations 

Other duties as assigned 


  • Medical degree  

  • Board of Psychiatry certification and state license 

  • XDEA license 

  • Five or more years of experience in clinical and addiction medicine 

  • Leadership/administration experience preferred 

  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills 

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 

  • Positive energy : ) 

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear 

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently 

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds 

  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine 

  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions 

Vertava Health is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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