ACT is an intensive Assertive Community Treatment fidelity program characterized by high staff to client ratio and limited caseload. This is a community-based program, with approximately 80% of your time spent in the community. Our team works with adults, ages 18-99, who have severe and persistent mental illness who need intensive, wrap around services to assist with issues including (but not limited to) difficulty with housing, social support, interactions with law enforcement, addictions, economic status, employment, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, basic needs, and general independent living skills that are barriers to residing independently in the community.

The Licensed Medical Provider provides psychiatric assessment and management for individuals enrolled in the ACT program, a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach in the community for clients experiencing the most severe symptoms of mental illness and integrated care services in conjunction with primary care delivered by community partners. ACT programs are evidence-based, and fidelity reviewed to help support those clients at highest risk of psychiatric crisis and hospitalization and involvement in the criminal justice system. Services will be provided in both onsite and in the community.

Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW’s Beaverton site.

Psychiatrist Pay: $129.79 starting hourly pay, plus pro-rated comprehensive benefits. 

Nurse Practitioner Pay: $63.10 starting hourly pay, plus pro-rated comprehensive benefits.

Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation for clients including gathering and maintaining patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals.  Analyzes and evaluates patient data and test findings to diagnose nature and extent of mental disorder.
  • Reviews and evaluates treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists and medical professionals.
  • Provides information and education about pharmacological factors in the treatment of and service of clients to other agency staff and the general public as needed.
  • Provides ongoing medication management and monitoring including monitoring for side effects and therapeutic drug levels.
  • Provides consultation with Primary Care Providers, LifeWorks NW therapists, social workers, psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and treatment team when indicated.
  • Maintains chart notes in electronic health record system within 24 hours of patient care.
  • Provides medical supervision of client treatment plans including review and signature.
  • Advises and informs guardians, relatives, and significant others of patients’ conditions and treatment.
  • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy as defined in the Performance Evaluation including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, authorization requests.
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends.
  • May be required to travels between sites.
  • Teaches, takes continuing education classes, attends conferences and seminars to increase understanding of mental, emotional, and behavioral states and disorders.
  • Participates in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.

Qualifications:  

  • M.D., or D.O. degree with board eligibility or certification in area of specialization.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • May require ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.
  • May require access to a car and valid driver’s license.

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.

Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that “life works” when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Here:

https://lifeworksnw.e3applicants.com/careers/Licensed-Medical-Provider-1223-1326

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