ACT Psychiatrist

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The ACT Psychiatrist is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all medical and psychiatric care. The ACT Psychiatrist provides medical oversight of nursing services; consultation with programs and clinical staff concerning consumers. The ACT Psychiatrist provides direct psychiatric services and medication management services to consumers.

Position Duties:

1. Provides overall oversight and supervision of all medical/psychiatric aspects of the services delivered, and provides oversight of and consultation regarding quality assurance initiatives pertaining to medical/ psychiatric services.

2. In conjunction with team leader has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring recipient treatment and staff delivery of clinical services.

3. Provides clinical supervision, education, and training to ACT team members.

4. Provides psychiatric evaluations in a natural setting to identified consumers, and documents the evaluation according to DMH, and Medicaid standards and regulations.

5. Develops, maintains, and supervises medication administration and psychiatric and medical treatment and procedures.

6. Participates in the development of consumers’ treatment plans with applicable clinical providers.

7. Provide medication management services in a natural setting to identified consumers, and document services provided in a timely manner and according to, DMH, and Medicaid standards and regulations.

8. Develops, maintains, and supervises medication administration and psychiatric and medical treatment and procedures.

9. Supervise and collaborate with all other medical staff.

10. Attend and actively participate in treatment team or other staff meetings and external meetings as requested.

11. Consult with identified primary health care providers on the clinical aspects of consumers served and the implications for consumers’ physical, health care needs to ensure coordination between MH/SA services provided with primary physical health care provided. Coordinate and collaborate with other healthcare providers as needed to facilitate this process.

12. Identify appropriate evidence-based or emerging best practices therapies and treatment for consumers under psychiatric care and provide information and consultation to clinical providers as applicable.

13. Complete all necessary documentation as required by DMH, Medicaid, other 3rd party Payers, and licensure forms in a timely manner.

14. Perform other duties as assigned or required to ensure quality psychiatric services are provided consumers.

Required Qualifications:

Occupational Requirement: Requires medical degree from an accredited medical school; certification by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; current unrestricted District of Columbia Medical License & Federal DEA number. Five years practice in the field of psychiatry in community mental health provider setting preferred. Two years of relevant management and supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

· Knowledge in psychiatry for serious mentally ill and substance abuse diagnosis.

· Comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic medications and medication management services in a community mental health setting.

· Ability to work within interdisciplinary teams.

· Ability to work within a framework of both administrative and medical models.

· Demonstrated skill working with adult clinical psychiatry.

· Ability to work with chronically mentally ill.

· Ability and skills in using a personal computer with experience using Excel, Word, Internet, and Outlook email.

· Skills and abilities in supervising medical staff.

· Skills and abilities in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal staff and members of management and external community health care providers and community agency personnel.

· Strong command of the English Language with skills and abilities to read and understand and speak and write in English.

· Knowledge, skills, and abilities of medical documentation best practices.

· Ability to effectively establish and maintain effective treatment relationship with consumers while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

· Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement treatment services to identified consumers while being, cognizant of cultural, ethnic and environmental differences.

· Ability to work within interdisciplinary teams.

· Ability to work within a framework of both administrative and medical models.

· Demonstrated skill working with child, adolescent, and adult clinical psychiatry & ability to work with chronically mentally ill.

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