- Assist pediatric and family practice clinics on workflow management and practice transformation towards collaborative care.
- Weekly caseload consultation to MHSC Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC).
- Track and oversee patient panels and clinical outcomes in collaboration with the BHC - suggest treatment plan adjustments, including medication recommendations and modifications to psychotherapy, for patients who are not improving as expected.
- Communicate with PCPs regarding recommendations for treatment plan.
- Telephone support to BHC when dealing with crisis situations in patient care (in collaboration with the clinician’s direct clinical supervisor).
- When allowed by site, direct evaluation with BHC of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the BHC and/or PCP.
- Discuss patients who need referral for specialty mental health care and advise monitoring in primary care until patient is engaged in mental health care.
- Maintain records as required by MHSC and the practice sites.
- Support primary care physician and BHC in developing knowledge about behavioral health conditions and treatment when teaching opportunities arise during individual interactions.
- Develop and deliver in-service training to PCPs and other staff at clinics regarding recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care.
- Maintain professional cell phone and email accounts for contact during business hours.
- Coordinate with other psychiatry supervisors for vacation coverage.
- The typical workload of a child and adolescent psychiatry supervisor includes regular (weekly) consultation with approximately 12 assigned BHCs.
- Documentation of treatment recommendations in the patient registry and/or as required by the primary care site.
- Time at the clinics may also include consultation directly to PCPs, although these consultations may also be conducted via telemedicine (video or telephone).
- Participate in weekly group supervision with BHCs and their clinical supervisors.
- Attend administrative meetings and trainings as required by MHSC.
- Licensed Psychiatrist in NYS.
- Board-eligible or board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude.
- Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations.
- Experience with primary care/collaborative care psychiatry or consultation-liaison psychiatry.
- Bi-lingual in English plus another language including, but not limited to Spanish, Mandarin, Thai, Cantonese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, German, Greek, Italian, French, French-Creole, Portuguese, Hebrew, Haitian-Creole, Arabic, Egyptian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Polish, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, American Sign Language, etc.
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