Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
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Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210
As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clinical team, will function as the ACT Staff Psychiatrist. ACT team members provide the highest level of care in the Maricopa County behavioral health system. Directs, coordinates, and provides medical/clinical services to specified consumers within a specific clinic. This includes engagement, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, medication management, family meetings, supportive psychotherapy, patient education, and risk assessment, and discharge planning. Has a defined caseload, has productivity goals, and meets the psychiatric needs of any consumer assigned to their clinic. Participates in on-call rotation for the system, participates in utilization management and quality improvement activities. Functions as the senior clinician on the team and reports to the Medical Director.
- Serves as the attending psychiatrist to assigned consumers. Completes initial psychiatric assessments, progress notes, annual psychiatric updates, family interventions, develops differential diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, patient education, progress towards treatment goals including medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental aspects of the consumer’s situation.
- Documents consumer's progress in the clinical record in addition to medication flow sheets according to established policy. Completes medication education and informed consent when possible.
- Documents all activities in the clinical record according to policy using approved forms.
- Orders follow-up blood levels and supportive laboratory tests according to standard medical practice. Reviews the health assessment completed by nursing staff, obtains a past and current medical history. Initiates contact with Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Room clinicians and psychotherapists according to established guidelines.
- Assesses consumers’ needs and guides the clinical team while managing treatment plan updates, in addition to initiating contact with outside Providers according to established guidelines.
- Serves as on-call as directed; appoints a designee in the event of non-availability.
- Practices according to evidence-based practices and DBHS Performance Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Documents as posted on the DBHS website.
- Actively participates in the Clinical Peer Supervision process as described in the Policy and Protocol consisting of weekly hourly supervision with the Chief. .
- Psychiatrist on difficult cases or as designated by the Medical Director.
- Provides necessary information to clinical team regarding inpatient utilization. Utilizes appropriate medication based on best practices, in addition to appropriately completing required documentation for preauthorization of pharmacy services.
- Participates in all Quality Improvement activities as required including but not limited to poly pharmacy.
- Practices according to the recovery model, knows and practices engagement skills including motivational interviewing; and assists consumers to define and achieve their own recovery goals.
- Identifies potential barriers to quality care and opportunities for improvement and reports them to the Chief Psychiatrist and/or CMO.
- Works closely with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the consumer in addition to working with outside psychiatric providers in crisis and inpatient services.
- Performs specialized duties as required by special clinical situations or treatment populations consistent with license and scope of practice such as reviewing and signing all amendments and PAD petitions originated at their clinic; evaluates consumers for continuation of court ordered treatment; or prepares medical reports to the Psychiatric Security Review Board or Superior Court including treatment plan changes for those consumers on conditional release form Arizona State Hospital and receiving services at their clinic; and completes Specialized Treatment Plan (STP) and Forced medication Sheet (B form) whenever a consumer is placed on Court Ordered Treatment or needs to return to inpatient treatment on an Amended Court Order Treatment due to non-compliance.
- Provide clinical coverage to any other clinic as needed in order to meet business/clinical needs due to inadequate medical coverage for the consumers.
- Participates in medical staff meetings including regional and quarterly meetings; and participates in all required site meetings; and participates in any meeting as requested by Chief Psychiatrist and/or CMO.
- Follows all policies and procedures.
- Will see clients in the community as needed
- Follows policies and procedures as established by CPLC, RBHA and DBHS with regards to service delivery.
- Maintain satisfactory punctuality and attendance as set on the work schedule.
- Master’s Degree in Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine with a specialty in Psychiatry
- Previous SMI Experience
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Maintains and follows punctuality and attendance as set on the schedule.
Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and maintenance of competency skills.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Sitting for long periods Driving
Standing for long periods Kneel
Lifting 0-30 lbs. Bend Stoop
Alternative work hours (Between 5:00p.m.-8:00a.m.)
Working on a computer 4- 6 hours a day
DISCLAIMER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.