In close collaboration with FHCSD Mental Health Administration, provides psychiatric services including assessment/evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in assigned areas.
- As needed, examines patients to determine presence of physical disease utilizing physical findings, laboratory results and medical history; makes referrals to primary care “medical home” as appropriate.
- Attends psychiatry provider meetings, therapist clinical supervision and clinic department gatherings as appropriate within time and schedule constraints.
- Based on peer review findings, demonstrates medical/psychiatric knowledge and clinical skills; able to assess both medical and psychiatric information including patient presentation, differential diagnosis, psychopharmacology needs, referral to primary care or “medical home” providers and/or community support systems as appropriate, etc.
- Coordinates and links psychiatric treatment plan with both FHCSD therapy and case management 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.
- Demonstrates efforts to provide high quality customer service and patient/client satisfaction.
- Documents appropriately and legibly in the medical record and completes mandated contract/program/clinic mental health paperwork: assures medication reconciliation and that provider name is clearly evident via stamp/print.
- Follows FHCSD policies and procedures.
- Maintains Basic CPR certification, DEA registration and annual CME units based on the requirements of the specifying Board.
- Maintains the appropriate productivity expectation based on contract, program or clinic assignment.
- Minimizes provider-related incident reports.
- Participates in quality/performance improvement and leadership initiatives as feasible and works closely with both assigned Clinic management and therapists to provide high quality mental health services to patients.
- Prioritizes work and makes an effort to adhere to schedule; demonstrates reliability and flexibility in meeting clinic site and organization needs
- Provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of those with mental illness, emotional disorders and/or substance abuse.
- Board Certification in Psychiatry a plus.
- Graduate from an accredited school of medicine and completion of at minimum a 3-year residency in General Psychiatry.
- Must maintain current CPR and DEA registration
- Must possess current unrestricted license to practice in the State of California.
- Unrestricted California Driver’s license with appropriate transportation and valid insurance, some travel necessary
Family Health Centers of San Diego - 10 months ago