20 Sep 2013
Do members of your Psychiatry departments take call? If so, what are their responsibilities? Is it just for the Emergency Department or do they also take call for inpatient rounding? Do you have independent psychiatrists or have an in house psych service? How are they compensated; pay for call or contract requirement?
~RE: The psychiatrists on staff do take community call and are contracted to provide coverage for the Senior Psychiatric Unit on a daily basis. We do not have an inhouse psych service.
~RE: We have a contract for psyche services with our affiliate, Riverbend. They do take call for the ER, in conjunction with their mental health workers who are staioned in the ED. We have an inpatient unit (voluntary, in which they take call.