The Psychiatric Clinical Lead (PCL) is a mid-level provider responsible for delivering team-based, social medicine-oriented psychiatric and addictions care in Outpatient Services, Inpatient Services, Women’s Health, telemedicine, and emergency room settings. This is a complex and dynamic role that involves overseeing a team of three Master’s-level mental health counselors, participating in ongoing social medicine program development, and providing direct patient care to address a wide range of social and psychiatric needs at a tribally-operated critical access hospital serving 12 villages across Northwest Alaska. The PCL will work with the Social Medicine Program Manager and Coordinator to shape clinical protocols, workflow, policies, and procedures to create and maintain a successful primary care-based social medicine program. This position reports to the Medical Director.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Care Delivery and Management:
- Prescribing and managing psychiatric medications for a large patient panel within the guidelines established by the Medical Director and consulting psychiatrist;
- Performing behavioral health and social needs assessments in Outpatient, Inpatient, Women’s Health, telemedicine, and emergency room settings;
- Delivering brief targeted interventions to address social determinants of health, psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute disease management, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment needs;
- Applying behavioral principles to address modifiable lifestyle and health risk issues;
- Communicating effectively with the care team, including providers, nursing staff, patient advocates, CHA/Ps, behavioral health aides, and case managers;
- Documenting treatment process and progress in EHR;
- Maintaining confidentiality of patient records and treatment;
- Co-managing a clinical staff with the Social Medicine Program Manager, including: providing consultation and clinical education appropriate to scope, directing the day-to-day operations of clinical staff, and creatively developing roles and responsibilities as the program grows.
- Working collaboratively with the Social Medicine Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Medical Director, and others to shape the scope, policies, protocols, and practice of a new social medicine and behavioral health program;
- Collaborating with research and evaluation teams to fulfill grant reporting and data collection requirements related to the social medicine program;
- Working with academic partners at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital to develop teaching materials, publish academic papers, and implement programs aimed at building primary care capacity to deliver best practice psychiatric and addictions care.
Come join a compassionate and adventurous team in a wonderful professional work environment. You will get to live above the Arctic Circle, discover Inupiat culture and experience life on the tundra with intriguing people who are balancing the preservation of their traditional language and customs while implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality service.
• Relocation for the employee and family
• Subsidized housing
• Large PTO earnings & cash out options
• Free health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance for the employee
• And more! Please contact Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Job Location- https://www.nwabor.org/village/kotzebue/
Kotzebue is located 549 air miles northwest of Anchorage and is 33 miles above the Arctic Circle. There are no highway systems that connect the region with the rest of the state, however Kotzebue’s Ralph Wein Memorial Airport supports daily jet service to Anchorage and Nome as well as smaller prop-driven aircraft to 11 surrounding villages.