BH Psychiatrist

SUMMARY:

 Psychiatrist will provide direct clinical service to patients, provide clinical supervision to interns and staff, be involved in quality improvement activities, other administrative activities, and help to develop programming as needed by the director of behavioral health.  

 

With respect to clinical duties, core duties will include: psychiatric evaluations, consultation, and treatment of referred patients; prescribing medications and follow-up medication visits; provision of psychotherapy; participation in mental health in-take conferences and case presentations; consultation and evaluation of patients in regards to crisis situations and admission to a psychiatric mental health and/or substance abuse inpatient unit.   Treatment services provided will be based on credentialing privileges, related to areas of expertise, and follow accepted guidelines and best practices.  Services will be coordinated with other providers involved in the patient’s care including LCHC providers, the PCP, and providers from outside agencies.  Psychiatrist will take a team oriented approach to patient care and fully participate in integrating behavioral health care with primary care.

 

Direct services may be provided at various locations including: 20 Central, 269 Union, Western Ave., 280 Union, school based health centers, at other community sites/agencies, and in patients’ homes.   Primary service location will vary based on responsibilities and can be changed based on clinic needs.   All clinical work and documentation will meet accepted standards of practice including those set by LCHC policy, JACHO, NCQA, state and professional associations, and contracted insurance companies.   Productivity target will be determined on a yearly basis and may need to be adjusted based on a variety of factors including specific duties and health care economics.

 

With respect to other duties, psychiatrist will be expected to supervise interns, and staff and present at trainings. As assigned by the director of behavioral health, the Psychiatrist will participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts.   They will also be involved in program development and community consultation.  This may include serving as a health consultant for the Lynn Public Schools, local day care centers, after school program, day camps or other community related organizations; providing such services as programmatic consultation, preparation/review of health related policies and documentation or participating in health screenings, health education programs or counseling at health fairs and other similar community events.

DUTIES WITH ASSOCIATED CORE COMPETENCIES:

Professionalism

  1. Confidentiality:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of rules, regulations (HIPAA), and clinic policies regarding patient confidentially.
    2. Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care.
  2. Professionalism with patient:
    1. Treat all patients in a welcoming and respectful manner.
    2. Maintain a patient centered approach.
    3. Promptly respond to patient communications.
  3. Professionalism in context of team work:
    1. Wear appropriate attire in line with standards for position and clinic policy.
    2. Be punctual, mindful of attendance, communicate to others when out sick or on vacation, communicate to others if unable to attend usual meetings or are unavailable to perform usual duties.
    3. Support all team members in their work.
    4. Communicate regularly with other team members about clinic work flow issues.
    5. Maintain an open and positive attitud
    6. Communicate with team, utilize QA, or speak with director around work flow problems identified, use urgency on issues that compromise clinical care.
    7. Welcome new employees and students to the team by assisting with their orientation or questions and mentoring them.

Clinical Services

  1. Provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social diagnostic assessment at intake and at any point needed throughout treatment.
  2. Provide evidence based psycho-pharmacological treatments.
  3. Follow clinical guidelines with respect to prescribing practices.
  4.  Follow clinic guidelines and protocols with respect to prescribing controlled substances.
  5. Monitor and assess for medication side effects, adverse drug events, and drug interactions
  6. Consult with and coordinate care with PCP.
  7. If providing psychotherapeutic treatments; be well versed in at least two treatment modalities.
  8. If acting as primary therapist: provide case management services.
  9. Provide ongoing treatment planning.
  10. Provide crisis intervention and management services.
  11. Use a team oriented approach with special emphasis on communication and coordination of care.

Indirect Services

  1. Maintain patient records that meet health center, JACHO, professional, state, and legal standards.
  2. Complete patient records in a timely fashion.
  3. Bill services in a timely fashion.
  4. Respond in a timely fashion to UR coordinators and office assistant when clinical information, extended care forms, refills, or PA’s need to be completed.
  5. Participate in peer review and QA activities
  6. Attend monthly staff meetings.
  7. Read and respond to emails and EHR communications.
  8. Conduct professional practice and behavior according to the policies and procedures of LCHC as well as the American Psychiatric Association Code of Ethics.

Life Long Learning

  1. Attend supervision with the Director of Behavioral Health or his designee as needed.
  2. Incorporate feedback from supervision to improve clinical skills and performance.
  3. Engage in regular self evaluation of skills; elicit feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and patients; be open to constructive feedback.
  4. Maintain CEU’s as required by the state.
  5. Attend CEU’s relevant to current practice and patient population.
  6. Attend 75% of health centered sponsored educational activities.

Supervisory/Clinical Leader Functions

  1. Form working relationship with supervisee that clarifies expectations and boundaries.
  2. Work with supervisee to assess strengths, weaknesses, and areas for clinical growth.
  3. Encourage two way communications; periodically assess ability to meet supervisee’s needs.
  4. Review cases with supervisee for appropriateness of treatment plan, medication prescribed, and assessment of ongoing progress.
  5. Evaluate supervisee’s ability to perform duties and associated core competencies.
  6. Support supervisee in improving ability to perform duties and associated core competencies.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training.
  • Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

CULTURAL COMPETENCE:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence.
  • Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:

  • Is aware that in order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergencies, any staff member may be assigned duties that differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.
  • Understands that all staff should have a Personal Emergency Plan in place to best respond to his/her job responsibilities should health center emergency arise.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Psychiatrist will either be a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine.  Psychiatrist will be board eligible with certification highly preferred and licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  Psychiatrist will have experience in the evaluation and treatment on psychiatric illnesses.  Psychiatrist will have a history of good attendance, ability to function as a member of a team, and a positive work attitude.

EXPERIENCE:

Psychiatrist will have previous experience in diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with psychiatric disorders.  In particular, Psychiatrist will have previous experience in treating psychiatric illness with medication in addition to being comfortable with psychotherapeutic modalities.  Psychiatrist will have demonstrated sensitivity working with underserved multicultural populations in a community setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The essential duties of this position may present risk of exposure to airborne infection, body fluids, and blood borne pathogens. 
  • Up to date immunization and annual TB testing is required. 
  • Hepatitis B vaccine and annual flu immunization are strongly recommended. All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center.
  • Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

Job Posting ID: 19-066

Hours

Full-Time