Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Job Posting - Psychiatrist

Pathways to Housing PA, as originators of the Housing First model, seeks to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for those with psychiatric disabilities. We believe that housing is a basic human right, and aspire to change the practice of homeless services by; providing immediate access to permanent independent apartments, without preconditions and setting the standard for services driven by consumer choice that support recovery and community integration. We are an agency that believes in and practices the Harm Reduction Model.

We are looking for highly committed men and women with diverse talents and skills to fill a Psychiatrist role.


Position Summary: The Psychiatrist is an integral part of the Team, providing psychiatric care to clients and consultation to staff, in order to promote wellness, recovery and rehabilitation.  Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics and regulatory guidelines.  The Psychiatrist may be assigned to more than one ACT team and collaborates with the Team Leaders and Clinical Director to ensure optimal use of psychiatric time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Complete an Initial Psychiatric Evaluation and Mental Status Exam for new clients and meet with all assigned clients at least monthly.

·         Provide appropriate psychiatric treatment for assigned clients as prescribed by the client-driven treatment plan.

·         Document all client encounters on the appropriate forms.

·         Write orders and prescriptions for medications, and monitor the efficacy and side effects.

·         Work closely with the team and the client in developing and following an optimal treatment/service plan.

·         Provide clinical consultation to the team, participating in check-in meetings and case-reviews.

·         Collaborate with the nursing staff to coordinate prescriptions and orders, and to oversee the overall health and wellness of the clients.

·         Establish an office and home visit work schedule, in collaboration with the Team Leader, which ensures monthly client psychiatric engagement and/or treatment.

·         Participate in facilitating appropriate hospitalizations, crisis interventions and referrals.

·         Communicate with hospital staff to ensure optimal treatment and discharge planning.

·         Provide in-services and trainings for staff.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

 Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Board eligible/board certified in Psychiatry.
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.
  • DEA Certification and National Practitioner Data Bank Recognition.
  • Experience or training in community psychiatry and working with people with co-occurring disorders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Computer literate, able to use Outlook for email and calendar applications, and ability to learn applications for e-prescribing, and management of clinical notes and evaluations.
Supervisory Responsibilities:


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Mostly office environment. Significant sitting and interaction with agency clientele is required.

 If interested in any of these positions, please send an email with cover letter and resume to  In the subject line, please indicate which position.

Pathways is an equal opportunity employer.   It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


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