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ACT Team Psychiatrist - part-time
Community Access, Inc.
Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1200 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, the Art Collective, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the newly created ACT Team position of:
Bronx ACT Team Psychiatrist
to work at our Third Avenue, Bronx location.
Position is part-time, with the option of 14 hrs/week or 28 hrs/week with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, mobile practice model designed to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals living with a serious mental health condition and whose needs have not been effectively met by traditional mental health services.
Community Access’ new Bronx Shelter ACT Team will serve individuals with mental health conditions who are homeless and temporarily housed within a Bronx mental health shelter. Team members will work collaboratively with shelter staff in the Bronx and use assertive engagement strategies to proactively engage individuals in services. ACT team members share responsibility for the people they serve, helping individuals attain housing and other personal goals that may be of a health, social, work or education nature.
ACT teams are multi-disciplinary and include psychiatry, nursing, social work, peer specialists and other staff members offering rehabilitation, treatment and recovery support services. The team provides expertise in the areas of housing, substance use and harm reduction, family support, employment, and wellness self-management. Based on their area of expertise, team members collaborate to deliver comprehensive, integrated and flexible services that are responsive to a participant’s choices, needs and goals. With a small staff to participant ratio, services are brought to the participant and offered in natural settings, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
The Psychiatrist provides psychiatric services and consultation. In conjunction with the Team Leader, the Psychiatrist has overall clinical responsibility for monitoring participant treatment and team member delivery of clinical services. The Psychiatrist conducts comprehensive psychiatric assessments, develops holistic service plans addressing the social determinants of health, monitors treatment and provides follow up visits, serving as the medical leader for the team, s/he oversees team delivery of clinical services, participating in team meetings to evaluate risk and risk management needs; Provide coordinated care, collaborating with family and other community treatment providers; Deliver integrated care using best prescribing practices; Provide clinical supervision, education, and training of the ACT team members; Develop, maintain, and supervise medication administration policies and procedures; Develop and implement psychiatric and medical treatment policies procedures with support from Team Leader; Document services and changes in medication or treatment plans in EHR; Provide 24/7 on-call consultation.
Have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; Commitment to person-centered treatment strategies, upholding participants’ rights, and self-determination in service provision; Must be currently licensed as a physician by the NYS Education Department and certified by, or be eligible to be certified by, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Experience in community psychiatry, working with people with serious mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use disorders, and homelessness; Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; Demonstrated team experience; Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred; Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs
Posted on 09/22/17; CVMHA ID #11425