Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

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ACT Psychiatrist

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 11/5/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1272
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Job Description

  

Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210



PRIMARY FUNCTIONS


  

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.

  

 

  


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES


  
     
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Documents all activities  in the clinical record according to policy using approved forms.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Serves as on-call as  directed; appoints a designee in the event of non-availability. 
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  • Practices according to  evidence-based practices and DBHS Performance Improvement Protocols and  Technical Assistance Documents as posted on the DBHS website.
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  • Actively participates in  the Clinical Peer Supervision process as described in the Policy and  Protocol consisting of weekly hourly supervision with the Chief. .
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  • Psychiatrist on difficult  cases or as designated by the Medical Director.
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  • 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.
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  • Participates in all  Quality Improvement activities as required including but not limited to  poly pharmacy.
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  • 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.
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  • Identifies potential  barriers to quality care and opportunities for improvement and reports  them to the Chief Psychiatrist and/or CMO.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Provide clinical coverage  to any other clinic as needed in order to meet business/clinical needs due  to inadequate medical coverage for the consumers.
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  • 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.
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  • Follows all policies and  procedures.
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  • Will see clients in the  community as needed
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KEY DUTIES


  
     
  • Follows policies and  procedures as established by CPLC, RBHA and DBHS with regards to service  delivery.
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  • Maintain satisfactory punctuality and attendance as set on the work  schedule.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  

 

  
     
  • Master’s  Degree in Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine with a specialty  in Psychiatry
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  • Previous SMI Experience
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JOB DEMANDS

  

 

  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

  
     
  • Maintains and follows  punctuality and attendance as set on the schedule.
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CONTINUOUS EDUCATION


  

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

  

Typing                                                                                                 Traveling

  

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.



  

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