Under the supervision of one of the Directors of Mental Health Adult Services and the Medical Director, this position is to provide psychiatric treatment including, but not limited to: psychiatric evaluations, medication maintenance, and crisis intervention to their clients. This position will provide clinical leadership to the treatment team who provides services at this location. This position will receive day to day administrative supervision by the Program Manager of this location, and will receive clinical assistance and supervision from the Medical Director of the organization.
II) Essential Functions
Evaluate clients and complete all applicable assessments which are required according to State Standards, and which are deemed appropriate by the Medical Director. Performance Requirement(s):
As a minimum, will complete the Psychiatric Evaluation portion of each person’s Multidisciplinary Assessment, update the MDA at least every two years, and update the diagnosis at least every 90 days.
Will complete 1 psychiatric evaluation per clinic day.
Will update the individual’s diagnosis each time it is evident that a diagnosis is incorrect. This will be a constant part of the patient evaluation.
Will ensure that the AIMS testing is completed on all individuals who receive anti-psychotic medication.
Will order lab studies as recommended by MHMR of Tarrant County prescribing guidelines.
Provide medication maintenance to those individuals assigned to the physician’s caseload. Performance Requirement(s):
Will provide medication reviews and monitor those individuals associated with this site. These reviews will occur according to each patient’s individual needs.
Will order and monitor appropriate lab work for each individual who requires it, according to the individual’s needs. Will review lab results prior to the next appointment with the patient.
Provide case consultation and prescribe all rehabilitative therapies associated with persons on their caseload. Performance Requirement(s):
Will participate as a member of the Continuous Treatment Team providing clinical leadership to all members of this team.
Will sign off on each assigned individual’s Treatment Plan to prescribe rehabilitative services, which would address the multifaceted needs of the individuals assigned to this site.
Will recommend services, which may not be available at this location. These recommendations will be recorded in the client record each time a referral is made.
Provide Crisis Resolution Services and make appropriate recommendations for other crisis services as needed.
Will provide face to face crisis intervention for those individuals each time an episode occurs.
Will consult with Emergency Room physicians each time an individual is referred from the clinic for their services, or in other situations as necessary.
Complete all required documentation necessary to ensure compliance with Medicaid, MHMR of Tarrant County and organizational standards 100% of the time.
Complete a Progress Note for each appointment with individuals serviced to ensure it contains the following information:
Date, start time, stop time, and total time
Relation of services provided to Service Plan
Response of individual to intervention
Clinical notes will meet a standard of compliance with payor rules of documentation as measured by audits completed by the billing department and spot check reviews by the Medical Director.
All notes for services will be completed within 24 hours of the actual services provided.
Complete all required training in a timely manner. Performance Requirement(s):
Complete and update all organizations and departmental training as required by the organization.
Participate in continuing medical education, particularly those activities that enhance knowledge and skills of dealing with this population.
Attend scheduled Team Meetings with other members of the Treatment Team. Attend scheduled physician meetings with the Medical Director.
Provide clinical training to the other personnel as requested by the Director.
Perform other related job duties or responsibilities as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in the job description.
Exhibits willingness to assume additional duties; seeks the guidance of supervisor prior to beginning an unfamiliar assignment.
III) Knowledge of Laws, Policies/Procedures, Skills, Education and Abilities
Intimate knowledge of current psycho-pharmacological treatment for mental disorders.
Ability to work with multidisciplinary staff.
Familiarity with chronic mental health treatment populations and current treatment/care trends.
Knowledge of current trends in alcohol and drug treatment.
Ability to work one evening per week.
Willingness to comply with agency guidelines for prescribing psychoactive drugs.
Punch in and out of Kronos Payroll System daily and approve timecard at end of pay period.
MHMR of Tarrant County Policies and Procedures
TXMHMR Community Standards
Texas Mental Health Code
Standards of American Psychiatric Association
IV) Internal & External Customer Service
This position requires correspondence and contact by telephone with persons within the agency and outside the agency such as John Peter Smith Hospital, Trinity Springs Pavilion, Social Security Administration, Texas Rehab Commission, Public Health Department, Family Services, and attorneys.
*Up to 5% This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR of Tarrant County facility as determined by program needs or the Division Chief.
Required Education: Doctorate
Required Experience: 1 Year
Defined Experience: Experience in any other medical facility/field. Board Certified with up to 3 years post Board Certified Resident experience in MH field
License: Board Certified/Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas; Valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Testing: Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance and lift test. Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) Protection
Pounds Required To Lift: 25 lb.
Internal Number: 10011
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