Psychiatrist - Geriatric

Carenational San Diego , CA 92114

Posted 2 weeks ago

Psychiatrist (Geriatric) - Health SystemSan Diego, CAJob Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Provides direct psychiatric evaluation and evidenced-based pharmacologic treatment of patients, focusing on patients with diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patients BH clinician and/or PCP.
  • Provides consultation to clinical staff and primary care providers (PCPs) as needed regarding the clients care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the clients record, face to face or telephonic consultation.
  • Actively participates in Quality Assurance activities of the Division with regard to treatment Utilization Review, medication monitoring, peer review, procedures andprocesses.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely fashion including: the preparation of reports and written documentation, notes and medical records, all other formsand documents as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies. To attend training and work efficiently in both the County EHR Cerner and FQHC EHR Nextgen.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of inservice training for primary carebased providers including medical residents and staff regarding current understanding of best practices for the recognition and treatment of behavioralhealth conditions in primary care as requested.
  • Performs crisis interventions as needed including but not limited to conducting suicide assessments and make recommendations to medical providers and patients; determine if crisis response services are appropriate for patient safety.Works in coordination with the Director of Psychiatry/Director of Psychology to ensure full integration of services and a team based approach to care. Works in coordination with Manager of the CMSS County Contract program.
  • Participates in meetings as required and participate on committees as directed.
  • Maintains productivity expectations in accordance with clinic/program guidelines.
  • Performs any other job-related duties as needed, assigned and/or as requested.
  • Current license to practice in the State of California. Board certified or boardeligible in adult psychiatry.
  • Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship training
  • Knowledge of behavioral medicine, health psychology, substance abuse interventions including IMPACT and/or SBIRT model strongly recommended.
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery treatment modalities.
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