Psychiatrist Job Description

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What does Psychiatrist do?

The top responsibilities of a Psychiatrist include discussing with patients and observing their behaviors to identify mental disorders, determining treatments and prescribing medications. To be considered for this role, you need to be licensed as a Psychiatrist and certified from the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS).

Ultimately, you will help patients recover and improve their lives.

Psychiatrist responsibilities

  • Reviewing and maintaining medical histories
  • Analyzing patients’ emotional, behavioral and mental state
  • Developing recovery plans

Psychiatrist Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a Psychiatrist to diagnose and treat mental illnesses.


  • Review patients’ medical history and collect additional information from family members and psychologists as needed
  • Evaluate patients’ emotional, behavioral and mental state through discussion, observation and analysis
  • Identify mental disorders and determine best treatments
  • Develop therapy plans
  • Prescribe medications
  • Analyze medical tests and track patients’ progress
  • Coordinate with healthcare professionals when hospitalization is required
  • Advise patients on how to cope with mental diseases and emotional breakdowns
  • Support patients’ loved ones and inform them about the patient’s condition
  • Research medical issues and new medical treatments to update your knowledge on mental healthcare


  • Work experience as a Psychiatrist
  • In-depth knowledge of various psychotherapeutic methods
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain medical terms and conditions to a non-medical audience
  • Strong observation skills to accurately evaluate patients’ demeanor and identify symptoms
  • A great bedside manner and the ability to remain calm, empathetic and patient while interacting with patients who suffer from severe mental disorders
  • Thoughtful and compassionate
  • MD or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Certification from the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS)
  • Residency program in Psychiatry

Psychiatrist Job Description Examples

Psychiatrist • OpenLoop

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Psychiatrist • Refresh Mental Health

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Consulting Psychiatrist • Akello Health

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