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Consulting Psychiatrist

Riverbend Community Mental Health

Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., is seeking a full-time, BE/BC Psychiatrist who will be responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided by primary care practices treating patients in the greater Concord, NH area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide regularly scheduled consultation to participating primary care practices.  Consultations will focus primarily on patients who are new to behavioral health treatment or who are not improving as expected.
  • Provide phone consultation to primary care physicians (PCPs) as requested.  Response time should be within 24 hours for low priority calls and 1-2 hours for urgent calls, if possible.
  • Work with participating practices to track and oversee patient outcomes using an integrated health model.
  • Suggest treatment plan changes including medication recommendations for patients.
  • Discuss patients who may need referral for additional behavioral health care and advise on treatment plans during the transition period to ensure continuity of care.
  • Utilize electronic medical record (EMR) of the primary care practices to document patient information, referrals or other relevant information as required.
  • Adhere to all compliance procedures relevant to protected health information (PHI) and HIPAA regulations.
  • Communicate clearly to PCPs, care coordinators, or other designated contacts for the practices regarding limitations of consultation and treatment recommendations, if relevant.
  • Maintain communication flow in relevant e-mail systems including a response time within 2 business days generally.  Urgent e-mail should be responded to as soon as possible.
  • Participate in weekly, monthly, or quarterly consult meetings as assigned.
  • Provide on-site time at each participating practice at least monthly.  On-site work may include meeting PCPs, care coordinators, or other designated staff, discussing procedures and coordinating services, provider education, case presentation, and in-person evaluation of patients.
  • Participate in and/or provide training related to this position.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with 9 other Psychiatrists for evening and weekend coverage at our local community hospital.
  • Medical degree (MD or DO)
  • NH medical license
  • Board certification (or eligible) in Psychiatry
  • Valid DEA certificate with prescriptive authority
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle or access to a reasonable alternative.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with attention to detail is required.
  • Experience with primary care psychiatry, consultation or liaison psychiatry is preferred.
  • Experience treating patients with diverse clinical profiles and clinical co-morbidities is preferred.
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Date Added: August 14, 2017

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