Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Costa Mesa, California. Job description
Why Work With Us
Our client is one of the premier practices in the highly-coveted, Orange County, CA Market. The team of specialists are driven by the core values of respect, kindness and compassion and live by the mantra that not all wounds are visible. Our client believes that there is typically no quick-fix in Psychiatry and that the best practitioners are those that lead with patience, understanding and a willingness to provide support not only for their patients, but also for their families and loved ones.
Our client is a growing practice where they treat teammates as family. From the moment you walk into the office you ll notice a difference from the typical treatment environment. They believe that from the moment our patients arrive, they should enter a safe harbor of healing and acceptance. Each of our 6 offices in Southern California encompass that model.
The compensation package is highly competitive and provides an opportunity for professional growth in addition to a life balance that can be rare in the field. Our client's belief is that if our Psychiatrists aren t happy, the patients will not be either.
There is compensation offered for overseeing Mid-levels as well as productivity and profit share bonuses.
Under policy direction from the Medical Director and the support of the COO, the Psychiatrist is responsible to diagnose, conduct assessments and prescribe medications for patients having psychiatric-mental health conditions. The role also includes developing an appropriate, integrated healthcare treatment plan and providing effective management of patient care with proper evaluation and follow-up care. Lastly, the Psychiatrist will be responsible for the supervision of a team consisting of interdisciplinary medical providers (PA-C, NP).
- Reports to: Medical Director
- Employee status: exempt, full-time
- Schedule: M-F 40 hours/week, NO on-call
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, organize and provide ongoing medication management for new and existing patients.
- Conduct initial in-person and tele-medicine psychiatric evaluations, periodic medication management and monitoring visits.
- Timely documentation of visits and review of diagnostic test results with documentation of course of action.
- Renewing and refilling medication to the best of their ability to avoid lapses in treatment
- Provide emergency face-to-face or tele-medicine counseling and/or crisis intervention as needed to avert, or in response to patient relapse.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, case managers, primary care providers, psychiatrists, clinical researchers, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other members of the clinical team.
- Educates the patient in understanding the disease process with guidance regarding preventative practices necessary to manage acute and chronic conditions
- Orders diagnostic tests and screening evaluations
- Assist patients in identifying and pursuing effective treatment goals.
- Identify the types and amounts of support patients require to remain independent despite acute and chronic diseases.
- Maintain information on community resources for patient s assistance and support, with support from team members.
- Provide education, assistance and support to family members and others involved with the patient to enhance awareness of mental and emotional illness and to increase their ability to contribute to the rehabilitation process.
- Maintain patient records, treatment statistics and other documentation according to regulatory agency standards.
- Participate in oversight of the health, safety and welfare of patients in the treatment programs.
- Supervision of a team consisting of interdisciplinary medical providers (PA-C, NP).
- Residency program in Psychiatry
- Current and valid CA license and NPI
- Must have full prescriptive authority and maintain current D.E.A. licensure
- Current and valid certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or ability to obtain prior to hire) and valid driver s license
- Certification from the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS)
- Minimum of at least two (2) years' experience as a Psychiatrist
- Bilingual Spanish
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of psychiatric assessment, medication management, recovery principles and importance of peer involvement.
- Understand the principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of the special needs and characteristics of the patient population.
- Knowledge of trauma informed care.
- Skilled at motivational interviewing.
- Knowledge of the methods used to prevent violent behavior or behavior harmful to the patient or others.
- Ability to provide behavior management in crisis situations.
- Knowledge of indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications commonly used by the patient population.
- Knowledge of how to document patient treatment and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain medical terms and conditions to a non-medical audience.
- Proficient in electronic medical record documentation and comfortable conducting telemedicine appointments.
- Ability to be creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for patients.
- Ability to be open-minded and to provide collaborative care.
- A great bedside manner and the ability to remain calm, empathetic and patient while interacting with patients who suffer from severe mental disorders.
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Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $275,000.00 - $375,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends