The Psychiatrist oversees and directs the activities and functions of the outpatient medical staff, including physicians and clinical nurse specialists. This role requires an understanding and working knowledge of current clinical concepts and psychopharmacological practices in behavioral health. The Psychiatrist must have the ability to work with, support and supervise a multidisciplinary treatment team in the areas of psychiatric needs, counseling issues and overall patient care.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develop and implement clinical policies, procedures and protocols relative to medical issues affecting outpatient behavioral health care.
· Provide direct clinical services in accordance with approved clinical privileges, including off hours coverage when necessary.
· Provide case consultation as requested by clinical department heads.
· Identify client medication needs and prescribe, monitor and evaluate appropriateness of protocols.
· Coordinate the referral of patients to psychiatric hospitals and other mental health resources as necessitated by patient needs.
· Participate in Quality Improvement activities, utilization review, administrative staff meetings, multidisciplinary team meetings and other related activities.
· Maintain quality medical record documentation.
· Submit information needed for clinical or administrative matters (e.g. patient reports, time sheets, billing tickets, payment vouchers) on a timely basis.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff, other health and human service professionals and managed care organizations.
· Provide supervision to staff psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists as needed.
· Perform all other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Yes
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, Experience, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job.
· Education: Physician licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, who is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry or board eligible. If board eligible, certification must be obtained within three years of the date of hire.
· Experience: Experience providing addiction and mental health services in a variety of treatment settings.
· Skills Demonstrated ability to coordinate psychiatric services for patients and residents across a continuum of clinical care.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and Psychiatry.