The psychiatric consultant is responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided by a primary care team, that includes Concert Health Behavioral Care Manager(s)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to Concert Health Behavioral Care Manager (BCMs). These consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to treatment or who are not improving as expected and are typically done by telephone, or video
  2. Work with assigned BCMs to track and oversee their patient panels and clinical outcomes using  our cloud-based patient registry
  3. Suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations and supporting behavioral treatment, for patients who are not improving as expected. Use a population-focused registry to document recommendations for treatment and/or referrals within 24 hours of consulting with a CM so that they can be easily shared with PCPs and other treating providers
  4. Discuss patients who need referral for additional specialty mental health care (e.g., to a community mental health center) and advise on treatment plans until patients are engaged in such care
  5. Provide occasional telephonic consultation to primary care providers (PCPs) as required, focusing on patients in the CM’s caseload. Respond to telephone calls from primary care providers and CMs within two business days. Respond to urgent telephone calls within one hour, if available
  6. Coordinate with Medical Director and other Psychiatric Consultants for vacation coverage

 

EXPECTED WORKLOAD

  1. 1.5 hours per-week per assigned BCM (assignment mutually agreed upon in advance)
  2. That time includes weekly 1 hour consultations with each assigned CM, time preparation for consultation, and documentation of treatment recommendations in the electronic registry
  3. Periodic communication with BCM for urgent matters outside of weekly check in, and occasional direct consultation with PCPs (often more frequent with a new practice)
  4. If possible, visit each participating clinic at least once when initiating a new consulting relationship and then at least once per year to meet clinic providers and discuss ongoing collaboration

REQUIREMENTS  

  • Licensed psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner  
  • 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

BONUS POINTS FOR  

  • Experience with primary care psychiatry or consultation-liaison psychiatry
  • Experience or excitement with telemedicine & technology enabled care models
  • Additional state licenses and/or willingness to acquire additional licenses

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