Child Psychiatrist - 16 hours per week

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Job Code: MS-1170
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: CA - Anaheim
Job Type:
Part Time
Education: Doctorate

Job Description:

 

Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Pathways by Molina is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Sub-Contracted Psychiatrist (16 hours weekly) for our Project RENEW.

Project RENEW provides personalized and recovery-oriented mental health services to children and adolescents (0-17 years old) with severe and persistent mental illness, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Working with a multidisciplinary team; children, adolescents and family members receive individualized goal setting, intensive case management, temporary assistance with housing,

SUMMARY

Responsible for providing culturally appropriate psychiatric and medication management services to program clients which includes evaluation and assessment, diagnoses, and prescription of medication and monitoring medication side effects and participation in treatment process. Will supervise nurse practitioner and RNs. Will also provide supervision input on LVNs and RNs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) received from an accredited medical school.
  • Board Certified in  psychiatry or eligible for the certification examination in  psychiatry as defined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Independently licensed to practice medicine in the State of California.
  • Must have completed a two year psychiatry fellowship; with emphasis on children preferred. Strong clinical and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate level PC skills required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Completes psychiatric medication assessments, multi-axial diagnosis and documentation including assessments, evaluation, diagnosis and follow-up notes meeting all the standards of the company, and County, State and Federal regulatory boards.
  • Assesses for clinical conditions and refer out for medical conditions. Address medical concerns as they relate to psychotropic medication prescribed.
  • Provides psychiatric services to program participants for 16 hours weekly
  • Identifies clients’ current MORS and provides services that will facilitate movement to a lower level of care.
  • Evaluates all clients entering the program for medical and behavioral health needs.
  • Acts as psychiatric consultant to staff members of other disciplines providing assessment as needed.
  • Supervises licensed staff on medication dispensing and any medication related issues.
  • Completes documentation, as soon as service is provided and ensure that it meets the standards established in the program and MediCal and Medicare.
  • Provides staff training in-services as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention.
  • Assist with the supervision of the LVN.
  • Will supervise the LVN, RN and nurse practitioner on clinical/medication issues.
  • Attends monthly treatment teams to discuss case planning for clients and movement to a lower level of care.

 

Pathways by Molina is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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