POSTING DATE: MARCH 16, 2017
The Psychiatrist participates in the leadership team, provides program psychiatric consultation and treatment, high level collaboration with the treatment team, clients, and his or her family. Candidates should demonstrate high level verbal and written abilities, excellent communication skills, current evidence-based practices and Medication Assisted Treatments (MATs), knowledge of the social services system in Philadelphia, and a working knowledge of mental health and substance use treatment licensure, Medicaid, and regional Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). The Psychiatrist will report to the Clinical Director
Provides psychiatric treatment or consultation services to assigned clients and families as indicated and clinically appropriate; including managing an assigned caseload and completing documentation in a timely manner.
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management documentation shall meet all stakeholder, payor, and regulatory expectations and include clinically appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.
Provides individual, group, family therapy interventions, or screening physical exams, as appropriate.
Utilizes evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual client and program philosophy.
Ensures clients are provided psychiatric services based on need and contractual agreements; ensuring these services are fully integrated into the overall treatment plan for each individual client.
Represents the program’s psychiatric service provision and responds to internal and external inquiries regarding services.
Contributes to a multi-disciplinary, well integrated treatment plan, plan implementation and evaluation.
Reviews and signs off treatment plans, physical health review forms, laboratory and medical evaluation reports, ordering/prescribing necessary medication treatments, medical tests, evaluations and other appropriate forms or reports.
Provides the most appropriate available treatment or assessment needed by the client in the appropriately least restrictive setting according to evidence based, best practice child and adolescent psychiatric treatment standards
Knows and applies all applicable regulations including reporting standards. Ensures compliance with all regulatory or contractual requirements. Records meet “inspection-ready” standards at all time. Completes all required documentation, clinical record keeping, related paperwork, as well as utilization review and/or re-certification procedures for third party authorizations/reimbursements, in accordance with licensing standards and agency policies.
Prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone / buprenorphine to patients who are enrolled in the MAT program and who are in compliance with treatment contract
Provides guidance to treatment planning, policies, and procedures for implementation of MATs
Serves in a leadership capacity in the development of a cohesive, supportive and productive clinical team devoted to the delivery of the highest quality clinical services.
Creates an atmosphere within the organization, which supports the development of all programs offered by the agency.
Develops and maintains professional relationships with other agencies and within PHMC.
Participates in scheduled management meetings.
Consults with executive team members concerning agency directions, strategic plans and program implementation and service delivery.
Regularly collaborates with other program administrators to improve agency wide service delivery.
Maintains relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to payors such as Medicaid MCOs, City and State agencies, etc.
Participates in PHMC opportunities to build and grow current and future behavioral health and primary care programming, as needed and appropriate
Previous utilization management experience preferable.
Strong skills in the following areas: teamwork, negotiation, conflict management, problem solving and effective decision making.
Proven ability to work in clinical teams, assess complex issues, recommend change and resolve issues.
Effective at negotiation, teamwork and cooperative relations with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) in Psychiatry.
Board-Certified Child and Adolescent and/or Adult Psychiatrist with current unrestricted medical license in Pennsylvania required
Certification in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
SALARY: BASED ON EXPERIENCE
• CONTACT INFORMATION: Apply online at www.phmc.org through Ultipro portal
The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. PHMC reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the health center continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.