Enjoy a fast pace, and exciting work environment at Community Health Centers, Inc. In this opportunity, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of our patients, while providing quality health care.
The mission of Community Health Centers (CHC), Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is to provide quality, family-centered primary care services to individuals who have inadequate access to health care. Services are provided with special consideration for factors such as low income, lack of insurance, minority/ethnic background and language or other social barriers. CHC fulfills its mission by focusing on the overall well-being of the people served and maintaining respect for their dignity and beliefs. CHC seeks to improve access to the highest-quality evidence-based mental health care by incorporating an integrated behavioral health model. In this model, commonly termed coordinated care, patients, primary care providers, behavioral health care managers, and psychiatric consultants use a team-based approach to provide evidence-based mental health care, also incorporating population health tools. We seek a psychiatrist to provide caseload consultation, oversight of behavioral health care managers, and
- Partner with CHC clinical and operational leadership to finalize clinical workflows, registry, and billing processes for the CHC coordinated care model.
2. Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to behavioral health care managers, typically LCSWs. Case review consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to the caseload or who are not improving as expected under their current treatment plan. Case reviews may be conducted by telephone, video, or in person.
3. Work with behavioral health care managers to oversee the status and population health of their assigned patient caseload. The psychiatric consultant uses a registry to track all assigned patients and prioritize patients for case review and treatment adjustment.
4. Recommend any treatment adjustments through the case review process or in ad hoc consultations, including medication recommendations and other interventions, within 24 hours of consulting with a behavioral health care manager or other team members.
5. Advise on treatment for patients who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care, supporting treatment in the medical setting until patients can be engaged in specialized care as appropriate.
6. Be available to provide occasional ad hoc telephone or electronic consultation to primary care providers for complex patients or challenging patient situations.
7. Direct evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s behavioral health care manager and/or primary care provider. Such consultation may be provided in person or via telemedicine (video or telephone).
8. Development and delivery of occasional in-service training for primary care-based providers and staff regarding recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care.