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Description:The primary role of the Psychiatrist will be to provide trauma-informed, patient-centered, culturally competent and affirming care to a diverse patient population within an LGBTQ+ health center. The Psychiatrist will be an integral part of a mental health team embedded in a physical health center.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively in a team-based environment with other mental health clinicians, staff, and primary care providers
- Assess patients by conducting psychiatric evaluations
- Analyze data and results of screening tools to assist in diagnosing patients and evaluating treatment response
- Diagnose mental health disorders, provide recommendations for treatment, and prescribe medications when indicated
- Provide follow-up for monitoring symptoms and treatment response
- Monitor for medication side effects
- Collaborate with patients in developing treatment plans that address their mental health concerns and psychosocial needs
- Collaborate with patients in creating safety plans
- Routinely assess patient safety and refer to a higher level of care when indicated
- Provide crisis intervention as needed
- Collaborate with physicians, nurses, therapists, and case managers in the practice to monitor symptoms and address whole-patients needs
- Collaborate with outside physicians, therapists, service coordinators, and/or other clinical professionals to address treatment goals, clinical progress, and other patient needs
- Gather and maintain patient information and records in the EMR, including medical history, medication history, and psychosocial history obtained from patients
- Gather information from primary supports and/or other professionals when clinically indicated or requested by patients
- Provide information to family/primary supports when requested by patients and make sure an ROI has been signed
- Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
- Participate in weekly Collaborative Care team meetings
- Collaborate with PCPs and Collaborative Care Manager to assist in the management of mental health disorders treated in the primary care clinic
- Improve staff competence by providing training and education regarding the interrelationship between psychiatric disorders, physical illness, psychosocial concerns, and medications
- Keep up-to-date on clinical care by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
Licensure and Clearances:
- Current and valid board certification, or pending initial certification, in Psychiatry
- Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency
- Active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania
- Active and unrestricted DEA licensure.
- Successful passing of Child Abuse and FBI Clearances.
- Excellent knowledge of current DSM diagnoses, criteria, and treatment standards
- Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices
- Strong communication and people skills.
- Experience with patient-centered, trauma-informed care.
- Demonstrated skill in managing difficult situations utilizing de-escalation techniques and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in team-based care.
- Strong LGBTQ+ cultural competency, including being gender-sensitive and pronoun aware
- Experience working in community mental healthcare.
- Understanding of the relationship between physical health, mental health, and social determinants of health.
- Commitment to providing high-quality care to historically underserved populations.
- Knowledge and comfort working with patients with drug and alcohol use disorders.
- Knowledge and comfort using evidence-based treatment modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, brief interventions, CBT, DBT and other psychotherapeutic techniques.
- Understanding of how to navigate medical systems.
- Knowledge of basic computer skills, Excel, Word, and how to use Electronic Medical Records.
- Punctuality and impeccable attendance
- Non-judgmental approach to patient care
- Patience and great attention to detail
- Completely understand the healthcare privacy laws as outlined in HIPAA
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and, at times, excited atmosphere