Rolling Hills Clinic
Corning & Red Bluff
The Clinical Psychiatrist will be responsible for evaluating and providing care for patients that have psychiatric disorders, medical mental conditions or substance abuse problems. They will provide oversight and support to other mental health providers. They are licensed to provide emergency psychiatric services, psychosocial and physical assessment of their patients, treatment plans, and to continually manage patient care. They may also serve as consultants or as educators for families and staff focusing on psychiatric diagnosis, including the differential diagnosis of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms, and on medication treatment for psychiatric disorders. The Psychiatrist is responsible for providing health care services consistent with the philosophy of Rolling Hills Clinic (RHC).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops and implements treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications for their patients as well as Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants and License Professional Counselor.
- Monitors and evaluates treatment results.
- Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; and ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.
- Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
- Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; and supervising staff provision of services.
- Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress, and consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.
- Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, AAAHC Accreditation requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; and remaining available for emergency consultations.
- Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
- Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries.
- Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Participate in Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities, including regularly scheduled meetings, clinical audits and peer review.
- Advise the Medical Committee/ Facility Administration of any situations that may adversely impact the efficiency and effectiveness of the medical department.
- Participate in the development of medical department policies and procedures in accordance with Tribal policies, accreditation requirements and professional standards.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine.
- Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures of an Indian Health Clinic or willingness to learn.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative, fellow peers, and other work related outside agencies.
- Safety: Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including patients and themselves by following required Federal/State/RHC protective protocols, policies and guidelines.
- Take appropriate corrective actions to address matters pertaining to employee health and safety that have been brought to their attention.
- Other duties as assigned by medical director.
SCOPE OF WORK
- Effectively supervise/oversee Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistant, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as necessary.
- Be able to attend to 16-22 patients per day.
- To work cohesively as a health care medical team by assisting other providers in completing their responsibilities as necessary, i.e. covering vacations and seeing patients, processing refill requests, following-up on referrals, covering telephone encounters and document in-bubbles/inbox.
- Display the highest level of professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic, serving as a model for all clinic staff.
- Maintain requirements of licensure, DEA certification and board certification. Fulfill and maintain requirements for credentialing, privileging internally at NAHC and externally with payers and regulatory bodies.
- Provide comprehensive, high quality medical services to patients, regardless of age, sex, gender identification, income, national origin or language.
- Consider individuals’ cultural, psychological, social and environmental factors in creating treatment/care plans.
- Actively participate in meetings as assigned by medical director.
- Participate in trainings of other medical personnel as requested.
- Completion of a Psychiatric residency or a Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency in an ACGME approved residency program.
- Must be board certified in Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry.
- Must hold current medical license as Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic.
- Current and unrestricted DEA license.
- A current BLS and CPR certificate.
- A valid California Driver’s license.
- At least 2 years’ experience working full-time as a Psychiatrist in child/adult Psychiatry.
- Demonstrate clear knowledge of Rolling Hills Clinic structure, standards, procedures and protocols.
- Must have ability to relate and communicate effectively with community interest groups, agencies, and medical facilities that serve the American Indian Community.
- Excellent communication and written skills. Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work well under pressure analyzes and evaluates individual member’s needs, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.