The Psychiatrist serves an integral role in the treatment and diagnosis of patients at Family Health La Clinica, treating adolescents and adult patients in the behavioral health and addiction continuum. Family Health La Clinica offers innovative, multidisciplinary, team based behavioral health treatments in rural communities of Central WI. The Psychiatrist assesses and treats mental illnesses and addiction disorder through education, therapy and medication management in team based and traditional outpatient settings. This position supports a modified “hub and spoke” approach promoting whole-person recovery that increases participant’s connection to family and community resources for ongoing supports.
• Prescribes, directs, or administers psychiatric medications to treat mental, emotional, behavioral disorders and substance abuse disorders within the guidelines established by Family Health La Clinica.
• Contributes in a dynamic way to the development, cohesion, and productivity of clinical teams, supporting teamwork through strong and honest communication and a commitment to the mission of Family Health La Clinica, FQHC.
• Adheres to proper charting protocols.
• Analyzes and evaluates recipient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
• Maintain proficiency in determination of diagnostic Medical Necessity (per Medicaid/Medicare and other payors) for initial and ongoing service authorization.
• Completes medical consents, abnormal involuntary movement scales, assessments, contacts, reports, orders for lab work and other required paperwork.
• Examines laboratory or diagnosis tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
• Gathers and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
• Follow ASAM’s guidelines for Standards of Care in addiction medicine.
• Through active partnership with site and system leadership assist and encourage direct service staff to employ collaborative documentation, and to utilize documentation as a clinical tool.
• Participates in clinical staff meetings, interdisciplinary case conferences, utilization reviews, peer reviews and managed care programs as requested.
• As with all FHLC Staff and leadership, maintain an overall “risk awareness” remaining alert to any potential risks and notify Program Director immediately in order to prevent and/or mitigate problematic situations.
• Ensure and/or participate in the delivery of a variety of recovery services including on-call/ after-hours care and consultation at various levels of practice.
• Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant other of patient’s conditions or treatment as applicable to HIPPA guidelines.
• Adhere to and ensure program compliance with all funding, Federal, State, local and Family Health La Clinica, (FHLC) rules and regulations while assuring compliance with all FHLC service delivery standards.
• Reviews and evaluates treatment procedures and outcomes of other behavioral health licensed staff or medical professionals.
• Identify and make timely recommendations to address any regulatory concerns or significant issues that occur within the program.
• Refers to other services lines within FHLC (primary care, dental, WIC, etc) and externally (specialty care, community resources) as needed to resolve barriers to care and improve outcomes for the patient.
• Provides in-services/training in behavioral health issues to primary care clinical staff in mental health topics including medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, recovery and self-sufficiency.
• Actively participates in and supports continuous quality improvement and organization quality initiatives.
• Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients.
• Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in medicine by attending conferences and seminars.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.
Family Health La Clinica is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position requires an individual, who has the ability to work independently, is able to work under pressure, is analytical and has excellent problem-solving skills. The ability to respect the confidentiality of patient information while performing job duties. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and public.
• Doctoral degree, either M.D. or D.O., in medicine
• Must have and maintain current Wisconsin License in good standing
• Board Certified for Adults (Children desirable)
• Board Certified in Addictions desirable
• DEAx waiver
• Minimum of 1 years of Behavioral Health or Addiction experience required
• Prefer experience working within a public, community, behavioral health setting.
• Prefer knowledge of evidence-based recovery principles, trauma informed care, general counseling practices.
• Substance Abuse Management experience/counseling treatment
• Opioid Abuse Management experience.