Staff Psychiatrist

Date Posted: 
Mon, 11/20/2017
Site: 
Jean Yawkey Place
Job summary: 

The intent of this position is to provide psychopharmacological evaluations and medication management to adult patients at a variety of sites while working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Patient Care
•To provide comprehensive, high quality psychiatric care at BHCHP sites, working within BHCHP’s clinical and administrative guidelines.
•To coordinate patient care with onsite clinical staff at host institutions, including shelters, hospitals, detox facilities, etc.
•To refer patients when necessary for emergency, inpatient and diversionary services or other appropriate services in collaboration with the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) when indicated.
•To provide on-call (off hours) coverage for own patients.
•To provide on-call coverage with the other staff psychiatrists for the McInnis House 5:00 PM-8:00 AM Monday through Friday and weekends along with coverage of vacations, FMLAs, etc.

Collaborative and Educational Responsibilities
•To provide BHCHP support staff with adequate physician back-up.
•To help educate peers and other clinical staff by providing talks in areas of interest and expertise
•To participate in a collaborative agreement with psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, ensuring the highest quality clinical care for patients co-managed.
•To participate in the teaching of medical students and residents and to act as a role model and mentor for students, residents and fellows.
•To actively participate in department meetings, general staff meetings and other meeting including quality assurance, pharmacy, etc.
•To attend CME meetings on a regular basis as mandated by the appropriate State Medical Board and in order to maintain the highest level of clinical competence.

Administrative Responsibilities
•To maintain adequate medical records, completed in a timely fashion, according to the guidelines of BHCHP, employing standard forms such as problem lists, medication lists, etc.
•To participate in peer review by performing chart review and working with the QE committee to develop clinical assessment tools, etc.
•To maintain an active DEA certificate, medical license, current hospital privileges, managed care credentials.
•To perform any other reasonable and appropriate and appropriate duties at the request of the Medical Director.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed to meet program needs, at the discretion of the Medical Director.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

•M.D. licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
•Board eligible or certified in psychiatry
•Spanish-speaking preferred
•Interest in working within multidisciplinary teams to provide episodic psychiatric and continuity care to homeless persons.

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in this position please forward your resume to the BHCHP’s Human Resources department. Our preferred method of submission is through email to [email protected] with a subject of Staff Psychiatrist. One may also apply by mail to Human Resources, BHCHP, 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, or by fax to (857) 654-1095.

An Equal Opportunity Employer