Staff Psychiatrist, Integrated Care
Community Reach Center - Thornton, CO

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Community Reach Center, a top-tier mental health provider in the northern Denver area, and the designated mental health provider for anyone eligible for Medicaid in Adams County, Colorado.

We are seeking a Staff Psychiatrist, Integrated Care. This role will consist of a combination of 24 (twenty four) hours of services provided to any of Community Reach Center five locations, and 16 (sixteen) hours of services to Clinica at their two Thornton locations. Under minimum supervision will provide psychiatric services including administering and supervising evidence-based treatment with an emphasis on medical or somatic therapies; medication evaluation and management, identification of potential physical problems impacting the mental and physical health of consumers, ordering and monitoring appropriate laboratory tests, consultation and collaboration with primary care providers, and consultation with emergency psychiatric services.

Due to our continued growth, the Staff Psychiatrist under the Medical Director’s supervision may contribute in the development of an Integrated Care Project Model in the Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • May assist Clinica patients as well as Community Reach Center’s patients.
  • Co visits with providers, individual consultations.
  • Phone consultations.
Acts in a leadership/supervisory role within the assigned treatment teams.
Provides psychiatric diagnostic and medication evaluations, and provides consumers with medication education and psycho-education, at Clinica sites.
Collaborates with clinical staff on treatment planning of individual clients.
Participates in internal consultation with other professionals in the organization as well as with outside agencies.
Prepares documentation for certifications and court-ordered medications.
Supplies timely charting documentation consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures related to the provision of services.
Participates in multidisciplinary focus groups, committees, and task forces charged with researching and improving clinical practices and developing or updating programs and business processes.
Orders and monitors appropriate laboratory tests at clinically indicated frequency in collaboration with the primary care team.
Provides crisis support for clinical emergencies at clinical site, and provides consultation to other Clinica providers and Behavioral Health Services.
May provide after hours on call psychiatric services at frequency negotiated with medical director.
Reports high risk/problem cases and solicits consultation/help as needed.
Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, management.
Responds effectively to consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions and provides timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
Other duties as assigned.

  • Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.
Education / Experience

  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Colorado. ABPN board certification is desirable but not required (must be board-eligible).
  • DEA Certification required.
  • M.D. or D.O. degree (or international equivalent) with ACGME-accredited residency training program in general psychiatry (adult psychiatrists) and in child and adolescent psychiatry (child psychiatrists).
  • Prior experience working with adults and/or children in an outpatient/inpatient setting preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Must be knowledgeable and current with regard to psychopharmacology, medical/psychiatric interface, and evidence-based neuropsychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
  • Highly professional and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership ability and supervisory skills.
  • Basic computer skills such as email, word processing, and prescription writing are required.
  • Understanding of community mental health systems of care and principles of managed health care preferred, but not required.
Community Reach Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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