Maine BehavioralHealthcare, a MaineHealth member, is seeking a FT BC/BE Psychiatrist for their dual-diagnosis Partial Hospital & Intensive Outpatient Program located in Biddeford, Maine.
The Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient programs, providing an alternative to hospitalization for mentally ill people who require more intensive treatment than outpatient office visits, but less restrictive than 24-hour inpatient care. Individual treatment planning, with specific tracks and lengths of stay to address goal attainment, is provided by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers and nurses. Treatment is focused on group therapy activities and skills acquisition and clients are taught how to manage emotions, distorted thinking patterns, and belief systems that contribute to their emotional distress. Wellness and stress relief are also addressed, with the goal of reducing psychiatric symptoms to prevent inpatient hospitalization.
The selected candidate will lead the interdisciplinary team, perform psychiatric evaluations, follow up with psychiatric management, and direct care of patients. Candidates will work together with primary care clinicians and a psychiatric nurse in interdisciplinary treatment planning. On call responsibilities include Southern Maine Health Care’s 12-bed Mental Health Unit, consults, and EDAP split between other psychiatric providers within Southern Maine Health Care’s Psychiatry Department and the on call per diem pool.
Southern Maine Health Care’s Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a 12-bed, locked unit that provides a 24-hour treatment program designed to provide care for adults in acute psychiatric crisis. A team of mental health professionals, including nursing, psychiatry, social work and case management, plan and work together with the patient to provide psychiatric care, medical treatment, support, and referrals for follow up care. Individuals with medical conditions also receive medical consults from Southern Maine Health Care’s Hospitalist program.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH), a MaineHealth member, is Northern New England’s leading integrated behavioral healthcare system. It serves predominantly southern, western, central and Mid-Coast Maine, and is composed of southern Maine’s only nonprofit psychiatric hospital, outpatient treatment, crisis, Crisis Stabilization units, as well as 5 ACT teams. This fully integrated and growing system of behavioral healthcare makes it a regional and national model for treating people with serious mental health issues.
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC), a MaineHealth member, is part of a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations, including Maine Medical Center, the state’s leading tertiary care hospital and Level One Trauma Center.
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