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Job Description :
*The Psychiatrist provides psychiatric services, including assessment/evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in assigned areas, to a diverse patient population as an independent practitioner. The Psychiatrist also provides consultation and support to primary care providers in integrated behavioral health sites for in the management of primary care patients with mental health concerns. As a Psychiatrist, you have a passion for providing caring, high quality mental health services to a diverse patient population, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low income, and the medically underserved. You thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-paced, team-based environment, knowing you are making a difference in your community every day.
*Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients' insurance requirements.
*Maintains satisfactory peer reviews: able to assess medical information including pathophysiology, patient presentation, differential diagnosis, etc., in order to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention.
*Meets clinic site and organization needs in a reliable and flexible manner; prioritizes work and makes an effort to adhere to schedule.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
*Provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental illness, emotional disorders and/or substance abuse. As needed, examines patients to determine presence of physical disease utilizing physical finds, laboratory results and medical history. Maintains the appropriate productivity expectation based on contract, program or clinic assignment.
*Works effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Communicates with providers, physicians, case managers, scheduling staff, referring providers, and with outside agencies and authorities, in a timely and appropriate manner. Coordinates and links psychiatric treatment plan with both FHCSD therapy, case management, primary care "medical home," and with community support systems as appropriate. In integrated behavioral health sites, provides consultation and support to primary care providers in the management of primary care patients with mental health concerns.
*Ability and means to travel as needed in a timely manner within San Diego County. DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: Requires an active Class C California driver's license, proof of liability insurance at $100,000, on vehicle used. No more than 2 points in past 12 months; No suspensions in last 2 years for moving violations; No DUI, reckless or felony Driving within 5 years. No license revocation in 7 years.
*Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.
*Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training.
*Graduate from an accredited school of medicine; completion of a 3 year residency in General Psychiatry OR current status as a 3rd year resident in a General Psychiatry program.
*Must possess current unrestricted license to practice in the State of California.
Experience/Specialized skills (including Language)
*1 yearexperience working in Psychiatry preferred; experience with underserved, low-income persons, or homeless persons preferred.
*Ability to maintain good interpersonal interactions with clients and co-workers as a member of a multi-disciplinary community health team with a diverse multi-cultural population.
*Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural and economic groups.
*Ability to work well in both a team-based environment and independently.
*Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, obtaining background information and reports on patients, following up on appointments, etc.).
*Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
*Clinical skills appropriate to scope of practice and clinical judgment necessary to implement the treatment plan.
*Demonstrated medical/psychiatric knowledge and clinical skills, including ability to assess both medical and psychiatric information including patient presentation, differential diagnosis, and psychopharmacology needs.
*Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members who speak English as a second language.
*Must possess a demonstrated commitment to community medicine.