The Attending Physician provides medical services to patients admitted and throughout treatment within the continuum of care. He/she supports the policies, rules and regulations of the facility.
Competent to provide the following medical/psychiatric services:
Initial Psychiatric Evaluation
Ongoing psychiatric treatment of patients
Prescribe psychotropic and other clinically indicated medications
Medication Management with knowledge of risks, benefits and side-effects and potential medication interactions
Ongoing progress note and other appropriate documentation
Participate in reviews with insurance companies with knowledge of medical necessity criteria
Discharge Plans and arrange aftercare services with clinical team
Less intensive levels of care and Outpatient care
Assess and Monitor level of clinical care transitions
Family Practice/Internal Medicine Physicians:
Ongoing medical treatment
Referral to outside consultants, as needed.
Provides supervision to physician extenders as required
Collaborate with the staff psychiatrists and medical physicians as clinically indicated and at a minimum of once per week to discuss patient care and evaluate the psychiatric and medical treatment provided in the program for all patients.
Collaborates with Medical Director and other physicians and clinicians to discuss patients, treatments team recommendations, and program integrity.
Works collaboratively with the Medical Director, facility administration and staff, and allied staff
Evaluates patient care using an evidence based model, as required or clinically indicated and managing their clinical condition via evidence based psychopharmacology or other treatment.
Attends clinical meeting with the treatment team to discuss the patients’ clinical condition, medications, issues/needs, treatment plan and potential level of care changes.
Attend weekly patient care meetings as indicated.
Review incident reports and potential improvements in patient care
Attend monthly Performance Improvement meetings to discuss quality and/or performance indicator findings, and other opportunities for improvement.
Provide timely and accurate clinical documentation for the utilization review process. This includes appropriate and timely notes that document the medical necessity criteria for the level of care being requested and if needed provide timely availability to complete peer-to-peer reviews with identified payer representatives.
Develops and implements action plans in collaboration with the Medical Director, as needed, to correct problems or issues defined.
Complies with required hours in accordance with contract agreement.
Adheres to and ensures facility policies and procedures.
Abides by all safety/risk, infection control, and other guidelines, as required.
Provides a safe, therapeutic environment for staff and patients.
Assists in ensuring State and Federal regulations, and JCAHO standards are met and maintained.
Assist in periodic review of policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Job Information: Psychiatrist Job
Graduated from an accredited Medical School of Osteopathic Medicine; Board Certified or Board Eligible in area of practice
Licensed to practice medicine, e.g. Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in the appropriate state, as applicable, required
A minimum of one year in behavioral health/substance abuse industry (i.e. detoxification, residential, partial hospitalization or outpatient setting).
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work.
WHAT WE TREAT
We treat substance abuse issues & co-occurring mental healt...h disorders
Behavioral health issues are those that can be amended when people change their day-to-day habits. Substance abuse and addiction issues are certainly part of the behavioral health model, and in 2012 alone, close to 2 million people enrolled in treatment facilities due to substance abuse, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
That means there are people out there just like you who are dealing with addictions and working hard to get better. But there are also others out there who are still mired in addiction habits and who aren’t quite ready to start the work of recovery.
A study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry suggests that the prevalence of co-occurring disorders is about 18.5 percent in addiction treatment facilities. For people with these conditions, the lessons need to come on two fronts. They’ll need to know about the addiction, about the mental health issue, and about how the two interact.
That’s an area in which Advanced Recovery Systems really excels. As an evidence-based organization focused on co-occurring treatment, we can provide care that can transform even the toughest of cases.
Our evidence-based approach applies to eating disorders as well. According to ANAD, over 24 million people suffer from an eating disorder. People with these concerns often need very specialized care that incorporates both medical and mental health interventions, but only 35 percent of people with eating disorders get care in a specialized treatment facility, per ANAD. As the reach of Advanced Recovery System expands, that number may go down.