Psychiatrist

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Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is seeking a Psychiatrist / Associate Medical Director to provide leadership in psychiatric services in PHMC’s Health Services and Behavioral Health Services division. The candidate will provide direct clinical services as well as ensure that clinical services are integrated into each client’s overall treatment plan, consistent with the program model of care or services. The Psychiatrist participates in the leadership team, provides program psychiatric consultation and treatment, high level collaboration with the treatment team, participants, and his or her family. Candidates should demonstrate high level verbal and written abilities, excellent communication skills, current evidence-based practices and Medication Assisted Treatments (MATs), knowledge of the social services system in Philadelphia, and a working knowledge of mental health and substance use treatment licensure, Medicaid, and regional Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Reports directly to the SHS Medical Director and to PHMC Senior Director for Addiction Services.

This position provides an opportunity to practice addiction psychiatry across diverse settings and contribute to the cutting edge of integrated medicine. A successful applicant will provide consultation, clinical care, and team building for psychiatric services across residential, outpatient, and primary care services. A successful applicant will also provide thought leadership and the advancement of evidence-based practice in addiction psychiatry are plentiful across these care teams.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provides psychiatric treatment or consultation services to assigned participants and families as indicated and clinically appropriate; including managing an assigned caseload and completing documentation in a timely manner.
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management documentation shall meet all stakeholder, payor, and regulatory expectations and include clinically appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.
  • Provides individual, group, family therapy interventions, or screening physical exams, as appropriate.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual client and program philosophy.
  • Ensures clients are provided psychiatric services based on need and contractual agreements; ensuring these services are fully integrated into the overall treatment plan for each individual client.
  • Represents the program’s psychiatric service provision and responds to internal and external inquiries regarding services.
  • Contributes to a multi-disciplinary, well integrated treatment plan, plan implementation and evaluation.
  • Reviews and signs off treatment plans, physical health review forms, laboratory and medical evaluation reports, ordering/prescribing necessary medication treatments, medical tests, evaluations and other appropriate forms or reports.
  • Provides the most appropriate available treatment or assessment needed by the client in the appropriately least restrictive setting according to evidence based, best practice child and adolescent psychiatric treatment standards
  • Knows and applies all applicable regulations including reporting standards. Ensures compliance with all regulatory or contractual requirements. Records meet “inspection-ready” standards at all time. Completes all required documentation, clinical record keeping, related paperwork, as well as utilization review and/or re-certification procedures for third party authorizations/reimbursements, in accordance with licensing standards and agency policies.
  • Provides guidance to treatment planning, policies, and procedures to implementation of MATs in clinical settings.
  • Acts as Associate Medical Director

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Serves in a leadership capacity in the development of a cohesive, supportive and productive clinical team devoted to the delivery of the highest quality clinical services.
  • Creates an atmosphere within the organization, which supports the development of all programs offered by the agency.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with other agencies and within PHMC.
  • Participates in scheduled management meetings.
  • Consults with executive team members concerning agency directions, strategic plans and program implementation and service delivery.
  • Regularly collaborates with other program administrators to improve agency wide service delivery.
  • Maintains relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to payors such as Medicaid MCOs, City and State agencies, etc.
  • Participates in PHMC opportunities to build and grow current and future behavioral health and primary care programming, as needed and appropriate.

Skills/Experience: 

  • Previous utilization management experience preferable.
  • Strong skills in the following areas: teamwork, negotiation, conflict management, problem solving and effective decision making.
  • Proven ability to work in clinical teams, assess complex issues, recommend change and resolve issues.
  • Effective at negotiation, teamwork and cooperative relations with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Education Requirement:

  • Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Residency training in Psychiatry.
  • Previous utilization management experience preferable.
  • Strong skills in the following areas: teamwork, negotiation, conflict management, problem solving and effective decision making.
  • Proven ability to work in clinical teams, assess complex issues, recommend change and resolve issues.
  • Effective at negotiation, teamwork and cooperative relations with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
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Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health agency serving the Greater Philadelphia region for nearly 50 years. PHMC’s mission is to create and sustain healthier communities through partnerships with city, state, federal government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. PHMC reaches more than 350,000 clients through its programs, network of subsidiaries and partnerships throughout the city. 

As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, PHMC values diversity and seeks talented employees from all backgrounds. Our equal employment opportunity philosophy, in accordance with federal, state and local law, applies to all aspects of employment with PHMC including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer/promotion, compensation, benefits and termination.

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