Psychiatrist

Job Title:  Psychiatrist

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Manager, the Psychiatrist serves as a member of our Behavioral Health (BH) Team. The team includes psychiatrists, psychotherapists and substance use counselors, who work as part of a larger group of medical and dental clinicians and case managers. The psychiatrist will provide initial psychiatric assessments and ongoing medication management for our patients and will also provide consultation as needed to other medical providers, nursing staff and case managers.

Job Type:  Part time

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Reports to:  Behavioral Health Manager

Essential Functions

  • Provide initial psychiatric assessments and ongoing medication management;
  • Referral to additional services, including psychotherapy, addiction counseling, mental health treatment and support groups as indicated;
  • Referral to higher level of care if indicated;
  • Provide crisis intervention services if needed;
  • Accurate and timely documentation in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) (same-day documentation) including Epic and ARIES as indicated, of all services rendered, including assessment, treatment and referrals;
  • Ensure that all required data collected for input into Epic or ARIES is complete and represents an accurate accounting of services performed;
  • Maintain excellent working relationship with all Desert AIDS Project (DAP) BH staff to ensure continuity of care to all patients served;
  • Provides supervisory oversight of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Successful completion of a residency program in psychiatry;
  • Expertise in mental health diagnosis and prescription of psychotropic medications;
  • Experience working with a complex patient population, including those with comorbid medic;
  • Experience working with patients with co-existing substance use disorders;
  • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Experience working in an FQHC;
  • Experience working with LGBTQ population;
  • Experience working with homeless population;
  • Effectively and efficiently utilize an EHR system.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience working in the not-for-profit environment;
  • Experience working with Epic EHR;
  • Knowledge and experience working with HIV patients.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Active California Medical license (MD or DO);
  • Active DEA license;
  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross accredited BLS certification;
  • National Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a clinical/office set and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion, and talking. Ability to lift up to 24 pounds. The job requires contact with the specialized population served. No exposure involvement to blood, body fluids, and non-intact skin or tissue specimens required.  Access to patient clinical protected health information.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify Human Resources. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is at-will. This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.