Position Information

Psychiatrist
The Psychiatrist is responsible for supporting mental health care provided by primary care providers and care coordinators treating Memphis Health Center patients in participating community health centers or other primary care clinics.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. 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; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.
  2. Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  3. Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; supervising staff provision of services.
  4. Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, licensed clinical social worker, nurses, and other health care providers.
  5. Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; remaining available for emergency consultations.
  6. Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
  7. Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries.
  8. Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  9. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  10. Provide regularly scheduled caseload consultation to assigned licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). These consultations will primarily focus on patients who are new to treatment or who are not improving as expected.
  11. Provide telephonic consultation to primary care physicians (PCPs) as requested, focusing on patients in the LCSW caseload.
  12. Discusses patients who need referral for additional specialty mental health care and advises on treatment plans until patients are engaged in appropriate care.
  13. Ensures that all protected health information (PHI) in local computer/networks is stored in compliance with HIPAA regulations as specified in the Provider Agreement.
  14. Responds to telephone calls from primary care providers and LCSW.
  15. Responds to Email questions/consultations within one business day, sooner if urgent.
  16. Visits each clinic at least weekly. On?site activities during these meetings may include meetings with LCSW and/or PCP’s, discussing procedures and coordinating services, provider education, case presentation, or in?person evaluation of selected clients.
  17. Consulting psychiatrists may elect to evaluate clients who present diagnostic or therapeutic challenges.
  18. Consulting psychiatrists provide or participate in training and technical assistance activities organized for LCSW or PCPs.
 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  1. Valid Psychiatrist license in the State of Tennessee.
  2. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  3. Excellent communication skills. Positive, flexible, and solution?focused attitude. Ability to multitask during consultations. Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence?based clinical recommendations. 
We offer competitive pay and benefits for all full-time employees. Our comprehensive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off program.  Our agency is also designated as a "student loan forgiveness site" for qualifying positions.
Position: Psychiatrist
Organization: Memphis Health Center, Inc.
Location: Memphis,  TN 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/12/2021
Requirements  EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  1. Valid Psychiatrist license in the State of Tennessee.
  2. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  3. Excellent communication skills. Positive, flexible, and solution?focused attitude. Ability to multitask during consultations. Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence?based clinical recommendations. 
We offer competitive pay and benefits for all full-time employees. Our comprehensive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off program.  Our agency is also designated as a "student loan forgiveness site" for qualifying positions.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/10/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Memphis Health Center, Inc.
Address:
360 E Eh Crump Blvd

Memphis,  TN 38126-5310
United States
Email:
tferguson@mphshc.org
Phone:
(901) 261-2008
Fax:
(901) 774-4233
Contact:
Tonya Ferguson