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Psychiatrist- Assertive Community Treatment

Company: Merakey
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Merakey is seeking a full time Psychiatrist for our ACT team covering Dauphin County. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams are composed of professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, employment specialists, housing specialists, and a peer specialist, all of whom collaborate to provide complete services including therapy, medication management and resource linkage to adult individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Services are provided in the individual's home or the community and include one in person visit per month.Schedule: 30-40 hours per week, Monday through FridayDuties:---Provides psychiatric and medical assessments and treatment; clinical supervision, education as needed, and training of the team as well as supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures. The psychiatrist working in conjunction with the Team Leader has the clinical responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services. ---Conduct psychiatric assessments including psychiatric history, course of illness, response to treatment, mental status examination, and 5 Axis DSM IV diagnoses and present assessment results at team meetings and treatment plan meetings. ---Perform individual, group, and family supportive therapy as well as psychotherapy and illness education as needed ---Prescribe psychotropic medications and conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate clients regarding psychotropic medications. ---Collaborate with the registered nurses in assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment. ---Provide ongoing support, counseling, and education to team members and family members of clients to help them become more knowledgeable about mental illness. ---Provide crisis assessment and management of consumers during regular work hours, both on and off site over the phone, during other hours, and as on call back up to the first line of on call staff.Please apply or email your CV to MD@merakey.orgABOUT MERAKEY Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills:---Board Certified or Board Eligible in psychiatry ---Licensed in PA ---Strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illness. ---Clinical supervisory experience is preferred. ---Understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and be knowledgeable about the ACT model. ---Valid Driver's License and ability to travel within the coverage area. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Merakey, Harrisburg , Psychiatrist- Assertive Community Treatment, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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