Code: PRE - 147
Revision Date: Dec 21, 2018
$92.19 - $150.81 Hourly
$7,375.20 - $12,064.80 Biweekly
$191,753.00 - $313,689.00 Annually
We are an agency committed to
innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote
healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong
sense of resilience.
The purpose of this job is to perform
professional and highly responsible psychiatric services to clients with mental
health problems, intellectual developmental disability, and substance abuse.
Medical Authority in all matter regarding medications, hospitalization,
suicide, homicide assessments, and all other matter involving medial judgment
and intervention. Serves as consultant to other professionals.
This class works under
administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within
organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level
administrators through conferences and reports.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those
that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position.
Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the
position as necessary.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff,
processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling,
disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
- Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes
work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress;
inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and
direction as needed.
- Provides direct (75%) and indirect clinical services at
a level consistent with medical polices. Total time with consumer 95%
- Prescribes medication with consideration of benefits
and adverse effects, using relevant psychiatric prescribing practices and
EHN medical policies as guidelines.
- Documentation of symptoms and other information on
which the decision to prescribe certain medication was based, will be
present in at least 95% of review case records.
- Documentation of response to medication and of request
for indicated lab test will be present in at least 95% of review cases.
- A quantitative review by the Medical Record Department
will be performed at least quarterly and will cover at least initial
intakes, progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge notes.
- Qualitative reviews by the Medical Peer Review and/or
Medical director will find clinical integration of intake, evaluations,
treatment recommendation and treatment plans, and therapeutic
interventions and/or disposition, taking client's cooperation into
consideration in at least 75% of review cases.
- Services performed will be documented in the client's
record and will reflect quality treatment. Provide supervision as
requested by the Medical director.
- Complies with applicable Center policies and
procedures, federal and state laws and regulations.
- Participates in or attends administrative meetings as
requested by the Medical Director.
- Provides in-service training as requested or approved
by the Medical Director.
- Works with the professional clinical staff as mead of
the interdisciplinary team in providing quality care to assigned
- No more than one warranted consumer/family complaint
per 6-month period
- No more than one substantiated case of misconduct
towards staff member or occurrence of insubordination towards supervisor
- Consultations at local Hospitals, Home Evaluations and
- Providing Inpatient Psychiatric Services
- Provides Clinical and Administrative Oversight services
for assigned NP as instructed.
- Maintains compliance with all Joint Commission training
requirements relevant to job duties, including but not limited to those
dealing with use of restraints and physical holding of individuals
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Requires graduation from an accredited Medical School
and hold a Doctorate in Medicine or Osteopathy with an approved Residency
- Training Program in psychiatry with an unrestricted
license to proactive medicine in the State of Texas.
Experience with trauma-informed
services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational
therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed
theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of
concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma,
parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs light to medium work that
involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves
exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or
skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs on
repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or
tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work
- Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
- Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
- Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
- Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
- Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
- Traffic; Moving machinery.
- Electrical shock; Heights.
- Radiation; Disease/pathogens.
- Toxic/caustic chemicals; Explosives; Violence.
- Other extreme hazards not listed above.
Special Certifications and Licenses
- Must possess and maintain Texas Medical Board Full
- Requires DEA number, DPS number and NPI number.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's
License with an acceptable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug
- Requires Hepatitis B vaccination.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Emergence Health Network is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective
and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with
Other Job Characteristics
- Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff
have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required
license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained
to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
- Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals
with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma
informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject
to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.