River Edge
  • 10-Jan-2019 to 10-Feb-2019 (EST)
  • ACT-Assertive Community Treatment
  • Macon, GA, USA
  • Full Time

ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) is a highly intensive, outreached based, out of clinic, service provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Population targeted is individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness and most have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance abuse. These are individuals who do not typically come into the clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT Team takes the treatment services to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc. The ACT is available 24 hours/7 days a week to individuals who are receiving ACT services through an on-call rotation among the team members.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Provide an initial psychiatric evaluation, ongoing assessments, and crisis assessments.
  • Provide patient education on diagnosis, medication, monitoring response to treatment and side effects of medication, informed consent, treatment adherence, and other individualized topics.    
  • Provides required documentation in the medical record to reflect the diagnosis, treatment goals, interventions and standards of the agency to meet the requirements of state and federal funding entities.
  • Documents and signs assessments, progress notes, and medication or lab orders on the same day of service.
  • Signs orders for service before initiation of services.        
  • Reviews and signs individual service plans addressing the goals and treatment interventions appropriate for the individual.        
  • Prescribes appropriate medication and obtains baseline metabolic indices as indicated and by River Edge standards of care and all applicable professional, state and federal standards.        
  • Prescribes monitors, modifies, and discontinues medications as indicated and documents medical necessity and these processes in the medical record of the individual.        
  • Orders medical assessments, consultations, referrals, medications and laboratory tests as indicated for patients.        
  • Serves as delegating physician for (and as determined) nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists as assigned.        
  • Participates in the Medical Staff peer review/documentation/utilization review processes and maintains agency-established targeted outcomes.        
  • Provides ongoing clinical and administrative supervision, and performance evaluations of assigned staff.
  • Responds promptly to communications from Medical Services Office and Utilization Management.        
  • Responds to phone inquiries of patients and pharmacies as directed.        
  • Attends Medical Staff meetings as indicated.
  • Attends all required Agency meetings and trainings

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate from a medical school recognized by AND an active Physician license granted by the Georgia composite state board of medical examiners AND board certification in a Psychiatry specialty.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 2 years of post-licensure psychiatric experience working with adults and children and adolescents in a mental health setting.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring agency. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.

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