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Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Psychiatrist Part Time.
Stay Process: process provides personalized, recovery oriented wraparound, field-and clinic-based, intensive behavioral health services to Med-Cal and unfunded Transitional Aged Youth (STAY 16-25 years of age) diagnosed with a SPMI and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Working with a multidisciplinary team, youth receive personalized goal setting, intensive case management, psychotherapy, medication management, temporary assistance with housing, educational services, employment services, co-occurring substance abuse and mental health services, skill-development groups, crisis intervention, and community based activities and family support. STAY Process primarily serves individuals with Medi-Cal, Medicare, or who are unfunded.
Responsible for providing culturally appropriate psychiatric and medication management services to program clients which includes evaluation and assessment, diagnoses, and prescription of medication and monitoring medication side effects and participation in treatment process. Will supervise nurse practitioner and RNs. Will also provide supervision input on LVNs and RNs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Completes psychiatric medication assessments, multi-axial diagnosis and documentation including assessments, evaluation, diagnosis and follow-up notes meeting all the standards of the company, and County, State and Federal regulatory boards.
Assesses for clinical conditions and refer out for medical conditions. Address medical concerns as they relate to psychotropic medication prescribed.
Provides psychiatric services to program participants for 24 hours weekly
Identifies clients’ current MORS and provides services that will facilitate movement to a lower level of care.
Evaluates all clients entering the program for medical and behavioral health needs.
Acts as psychiatric consultant to staff members of other disciplines providing assessment as needed.
Supervises licensed staff on medication dispensing and any medication related issues.
Completes documentation, as soon as service is provided and ensure that it meetings the standards established in the program and MediCal and Medicare.
Provides staff training in-services as needed.
Provides crisis intervention.
Assist with the supervision of the LVN.
Will supervise the LVN, RN and nurse practitioner on clinical/medication issues.
Attends monthly treatment teams to discuss case planning for clients and movement to a lower level of care.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) received from an accredited medical school.
Board Certified in adult psychiatry or eligible for the certification examination in adult psychiatry as defined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Independently licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. Must maintain a minimum of $1,000,000 of professional liability insurance.
Must have completed a two year psychiatry fellowship; with emphasis on adult preferred. Strong clinical and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate level PC skills required.
Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.