The practice includes providing psychiatric services for assigned patients and includes but is not limited to Psychiatric Evaluations; Medication Management / Psychiatric Medical Assessments; continuous care; psychotherapy support and admission / discharge / transfer orders; health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases.
The Psychiatrist works collaboratively with members of an integrated healthcare team that provide an array of behavioral health and primary care services which include working with mental health, opiate treatment, homeless populations, crisis and general substance abuse populations.
The individual selected for this position must be highly motivated and able to work independently. As part of an integrated care team this position works collaboratively and supported by various medical assistants, recovery coaches, therapists, and behavioral health and primary care providers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts psychiatric evaluations of members, prescribes and monitors medications as appropriate.
- Works in a collaborative manner with the Medical Director.
- Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings on the history, diagnostic tests; initiates referral and consultation when appropriate.
- Regulates and adjusts medications and treatments.
- Provides consultation and education to members, families, staff and community on medication actions, side effects, and proper health and nutrition habits.
- Maintains member charts and records according to established guidelines and procedures.
- Coordinates acquisition of lab tests & primary care providers, screens laboratory results, and facilitates follow-up medical treatment.
- Assists in member outreach and advocacy activities.
- Attends and participates in adult recovery and clinical team meetings.
- Develops and maintains liaison relationships with other community medical agencies.
- Works cooperatively with adult recovery team to maximize recovery of members.
- Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of new services to under-served populations.
- Makes referrals to appropriate primary health care physician for management of acute and long-term health problems.
- Consult with Medical Director regarding clinical treatment management issues.
- Performs other related activities in accordance with agency growth and changes.
Psychiatrist (MD Board Eligible in AZ or Board Certified in Psychiatry) full-time needed to provide services at our Outpatient Mental / Behavioral Health program in beautiful, sunny Tucson, AZ. Familiarity with the public mental health systems is a must. Duties will include: Assessment, Evaluations, Medication Management, Service Coordination, Treatment and/or Referrals. We have an electronic health record system including e-prescribing, so candidate must be computer-literate. Expertise and desire for future organizational leadership preferred.
Competitive Salary and full benefit package is provided including health insurance and retirement benefits.
Please contact us Estella R. Searcy at 520.202.1713 and/or submit your CV on-line at www.codac.org.
"Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled"