Provides high quality psychiatric care to faculty, staff, dependents and retirees of Harvard University. This patient population is interesting, high motivated, and generally very responsible about their psychiatric care. The position provides 80% face-to-face clinical time (60 minutes for new intakes, 20 and 40 minutes for follow-up visits), and 20% allotted for administrative tasks. Works collaboratively with a highly skilled team of social workers and psychologists within the Department of Behavioral Health, who offer 60-minute counseling sessions. Communicates as necessary with primary care physicians and with outside therapists. Collaborates with Care Coordination regarding hospitalized patients, or patients with complicated medical needs. Meets with Behavioral Health team weekly at the Wednesday staff meeting to review cases and practice matters. Other supports include robust informational systems, user-friendly electronic medical record with links to other Harvard hospitals, on- site member services, quality management team, and expert practice management. Harvard University Health Services uses Lean management, and all clinicians and staff participate in Lean projects including Behavioral Health departmental initiatives aimed at improving patient care.
Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation and referral to the appropriate resources.
Provides individual crisis intervention and medication management.
Coordinates outpatient visits to ensure timely access to appropriate services.
Identifies and monitors high risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan.
Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals in acute distress.
Provides and documents patient and family education.
Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of the Mental Health Service.
Works in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
Provides problem-specific, solution focused care.
Provides treatment for acute focal problems, developmental and relationship issues and care for stable mental health concerns.
Evaluates for full or partial hospitalizations.
Provides psychopharmacological treatment/support for patients.
Prescribes psychotropic medications listed in HUHS Formulary.
Provides required prescribing reports.
Supports primary care model.
Manages caseload appropriately.
Documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner.
Manages clinically expected outcomes to treatment.
Makes appropriate referrals and lab requests.
Identifies and assesses appropriateness of care and accessibility.
PROFESSIONAL/TEAM WORKPLACE ACCOUNTABILITY:
Adjusts to multiple demands, priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change; shows resilience in the face of constraints and frustrations of adversity. Willingly adjusts schedule to accommodate the needs of the department and HUHS.
Attends meetings and participates on HUHS and University committees and makes positive contributions.
Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.
Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.
Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.
Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture and seek applications from candidates who share our values and commitment. Experience working with a diverse community and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Graduate of a U.S. based residency program, board Certified in Adult and/or Child Psychiatry, licensed to practice in Massachusetts, and experience in an outpatient setting.
Minimum of 5 years ofexperience and authoritative knowledge of clinical principles and practices. Demonstrated skills in effective communication, negotiation, leadership, and teaching. Demonstrated commitment to high quality, cost-effective health care and research in a large multidisciplinary prepaid group practice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54312BR
About Harvard University Health Services
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.