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Psychiatrist

Department: Glendale Medical
Location: Glendale, CA

JOB SUMMARY 

The Psychiatric Provider is responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided in primary care settings by a team comprised of primary care and behavioral health providers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

· Direct Evaluation of patients focusing on clients with diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s CM and/or PCP. Such consultation is provided in person at designated weekly patient care hours.

· Training. This may involve development and delivery of in-service training for primary care-based providers and staff regarding current understanding of best practices for the recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care.

· Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to behavioral health care managers (CMs) and licensed behavioral health providers. These consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to treatment or who are not improving as expected and are typically done by telephone, televideo, or in person.

· Maintain professional cell phone account and provide occasional telephonic consultation to primary care providers (PCPs) as needed, focusing on patients in the CMs caseload. Respond to telephone calls from primary care providers and CMs within one business day. Respond to urgent telephone calls within one hour, if available.

· Check EMR and professional email account daily and respond to email questions/consultations within two business days, sooner if urgent.

· Work with assigned CMS to track and oversee their patient panels and clinical outcomes using CCHC’s electronic registry or other type of system capable of tracking clinical processes and patient outcomes.

· Suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations for patients who are not improving as expected.

· Discuss patients who need referral for additional specialty mental health care (e.g., to a community mental health center) and advise on treatment plans until patients are engaged in such care.

· Use a population-focused registry to document recommendations for treatment and/or referrals within 24 hours of consulting with a CM so that they can be easily shared with PCPs and other treating providers.

· Coordinate with other psychiatric consultant for vacation coverage.

· Participate in monthly clinic team meetings to discuss complex patients

REQUIREMENTS 

· Licensed psychiatrist

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.

· Willingness to make treatment recommendations to primary care team for patients that consultant does not see directly.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude.

· Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations.


DESIRED 

· Board-eligible in psychiatry

· Experience with primary care psychiatry or consultation-liaison psychiatry

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